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A look At In-House Consulting

We have sourced information from a number of resources and looked at the role of in-house consulting and a few of the differences between in-house strategy and consulting. We ordinarily came across a significant number of fundamental questions on the topic during our research and have looked at a few of the most typical questions asked and pulled them together for easy reference. 

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A fatal mistake in case interviews: Quantity x Price

Every year I see a lot of smart people crash and burn in case interviews due to a common mistake.

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Communicate like a consultant - The Rule of Three

Ask any good consultant or public speaker about the rule of three and their eyes will light up - How can you master this powerful tool?

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The Differences Between PwC Consulting And Strategy&

This is a question that seems to come up quite often, however it is also one that is not always answered completely or accurately. We have sourced key information from a variable number of valuable resources and combined this information into an easy to use summary for your information. 

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Case Interviews-How to Distinguish Yourself From The Rest

According to Dominic Barton, McKinsey’s global managing partner, McKinsey approximately 200 000 applications annually. Regardless of which firm you are applying to, there will be other applicants literally applying for the same positions, so how do you succeed in distinguishing yourself from the applicants? The competitive interview process invariably commands confidence, focus, and preparation. 

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Final Round Interview-How Long Before You Hear Back?

As you have experienced the various stages of the interviewing process, you have expended the majority of the time preparing and practicing. At present, now that you have properly completed the final round interview, your time is typically devoted to waiting for the outcome. 

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Tips For Preparing The Best End Of Interview Questions

You likely have many legitimate questions you want to ask about consulting, the job or even the firm. This most likely also means you might be thinking about why it would be necessary to invest time preparing questions to ask? It seems logical to ask exactly what is on your mind. We have put together some information to offer you a few tips and offer you something to think about while preparing your questions. Here are a few tips and key ideas to assist you in preparing the best end of interv...

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Do I Need To Include A Cover Letter When Applying Through A Referral?

Referral” remains a familiar word we hear quite frequently in the consulting industry, more especially so with frequent reference to case interview preparation and networking. With the constant reminder about the importance of networking is, it is therefore not uncommon to typically encounter someone asking if they need a cover letter if applying through referral. If you are going through all the steps and stage to receive the referral, why will you still need to include the cover letter? W...

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Preparing For Digital McKinsey

If you are preparing for a case interview with Digital McKinsey, you are most likely wondering if there are differences in terms of preparation. Are the interviews different to the generalist McKinsey interviews? Are there specific cases you should focus on? What type of PEI questions can you expect? We have gathered information from a number of resources and put together some information to support you in preparing for Digital McKinsey. 

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Best Internships To Impress MBB Recruiters

An internship can represent an extremely valuable way for a student to give not only improves their experience but also improves their resume. It is a valuable experience and can be the core foundation of your career path. There are a number of benefits for college students or recent graduates to participating in an internship in the consulting field. It not only provides you the chance to experience your career path from a true perspective but also arms you with knowledge and the power of co...

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A Consultant's Career Path

Achieving your goals and establishing your profession as a management consultant represent a rewarding achievement. However, there arrives a time that many consultants choose to move on to other opportunities. For whatever reasons, the choice to leave behind your established career, there are a number of potential opportunities for them. We have collected some information on exit opportunities for consultants to provide you an idea of the where what and how after consulting.

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How To Recover From Case Interview Mistakes

Mistakes during a case interview can happen, and you can rest assured, they happen more frequently than not. The significant thing about making a mistake is your reaction to it. A combination of time restraints and nerves can leave you flustered and anxious. You that you are not alone in those state of mind. Whether making a mistake with regard to the approach you have taken or simply an error in a calculation, the way in which you approach rectifying the problem is what you need to focus on.

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From Intern To Director: All The Positions In The Consulting Career Ladder

If you are contemplating a career as a consultant, you are most likely wondering about the growth opportunities you would have and what your consulting career ladder would look like. We have compiled some information to provide you an indication of what you could expect from your career choice. Just a reminder, this information has been compiled from a number of resources and is unspecific to any one firm. 

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Understanding Market Entry Question Requirements

Whether the case you are solving started out as a market entry case or it has turned out to be a likely solution not evident at the start of a case, there are a number of steps required to resolve the case. There are, in addition, variations in the type of market entry problems. These are whether the problem relates to introducing an established product to a new potential market or introducing a new product to a new market. Regardless of the market entry problem being addressed, they have a f...

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Big City Life? Choose Your Office Wisely

Choosing to apply at MBB represent a significant decision and not one that should not be taken lightly. There are a number of factors to consider and a number of questions that will come to mind. Like where to apply or whether you reach out to the recruiters at each of the offices? There are a few common questions most often asked when it comings to selecting your location like are whether there are differences in competitiveness from one office to the next. Are there are increased chances ...

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Spoilt For Choice: McKinsey, BCG or Bain?

Congratulations! Your hard work and perseverance has paid off and getting offers from more than one MBB, which is an impressive achievement. Right now you will be taking an extremely significant step and choosing the offer best suited for you. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, and we are hoping to provide you with some guidance to assist you in making your decision. You worked hard to get here. It took planning, practice and much effort. Taking the time to research, co...

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Slide Master

One of the most crucial points overlooked during the preparation of the case interview is practicing your presentation skills. Do you present on paper? Do you have to use a specific template? Will this presentation need to be presented by taking advantage of a program such as PowerPoint? There are a number of factors to consider when presenting your findings and now what to include and how to present it is as important as cracking the case. 

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Not Only A Matter Of Tiers

Top Tier, Tier 2 or Tier 3. These are terms you will come across quite often in the consulting industry. There are, in addition, a number of standard questions that arise as a result of these terms. Do they represent the same thing across the industry? Do the tiers represent the same things in a different country? Are all consulting firms also categorized in tiers internationally? How important is the tier in which the organization you work for categorized? 

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Select Your MBB

Choosing which consulting firm to join is one of the most important career choices you will make. There are a number of factors to consider all of which will need some thought and research.

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How To Ace Consulting Online Tests

The online tests are utilized by a number of consulting firms and depending on which company you are interviewing with, the tests are done at various stages of the interviewing process. The tests are designed and performed for varied reasons. The formats of the online tests will differ from one company to the next although the content can be similar. 

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