How to build the experiences to put in your CV

If you’re reading this - congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards becoming a management consultant. This guide has been put together by MBB consultants from all different backgrounds to help you figure out your next steps. Build up your consulting profile When most people decide to go into consulting, they tend to rush straight into the case interview part of the process. However, in doing so, you neglect a huge part of the application process (and in our opinion, the...

How to create a winning CV

By far the most competitive part of the consulting recruitment process is the CV screening stage. Firms can be inundated with thousands of applications from university students, post grads and professionals from all over the country. Of those who apply (and this number may vary per firm), roughly 30% make it through the CV screen stage and a further 30% make it to the first round of interviews (based on other tests). That’s a cut of more than 90% of the applicants. Luckily for you, this is...

How to successfully network & get a referral

Networking is an excellent way to build lasting relationships with people who can help you at all stages of your career. Sadly, it is sometimes limited to a transactional interaction - “you scratch my back, I scratch yours”. Thinking of it in that sense makes it difficult to form an authentic relationship with someone. So imagine, you are at a careers event and a consultant from the firm is presenting to the room. You are impressed by the consultant’s career path - it is exactly what yo...

The ultimate Interview preparation plan

Consulting interviews are unlike any other. They require a different kind of preparation plan to that of its counterpart. The great news is that no one is born with the ability to do a case interview, it is not a talent that is limited to a certain number of people. Anyone can master the skills required for case interviews. If you ask those who have aced a case interview and landed an MBB consulting job, they will all echo this same sentiment. They started from the same point and were able to gr...

Is consulting right for you?

Consulting is one of the many career options for the nation’s brightest students. It is slowly becoming more popular with students as firms continue to invest more time in direct university recruitment. And what's not to like about consulting! For starters, it considers any university student with a strong academic background regardless of course studied. Second, it boasts a competitive graduate salary with a heavy focus on nurturing you into a top tier consultant. Finally, it exposes you to a...