After signing the Full-time offer

2nd tier consulting Job offer time to sign the offer
New answer on Dec 31, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 16, 2020

dear community,

I have recently signed my offer with a top tier 2 consulting firm in the US for the entrey-level consultant position starting next year Sept. Yet, I havn't heard back from them for past two weeks upon signing. What is the usual circumstance for the period after offer is signed (would be great if you may share your experience!)? Is there an automatic start of the background check without me knowing or does that happen right before job starts?

Thank you!

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Henning
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replied on Nov 16, 2020
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Yes, there is typically a background check that they will need to do. You'll probably have to sgn a consent form for the service provider to authoize them to reach out to past employers.

Since you have 10 months, don't stress out! Things will take their course. If you're curious, you can reach out and simply ask them what the next steps are.

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Clara
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replied on Nov 16, 2020
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Hello!

Once you sign and things are "official", there won´t be much comms going on.

For this summer: if there is one thing I wish I had done before joining McKinsey, that would have been Excel. It can really be a game changer, so I would really focus on that (more than pptx, industry knowledge, etc., that are nice-to-have, but not deal breakers).

Excel skills are part of the core skill-set of consultants, and it´s great that you want to practice them. PFB a list of the most popular commands:

Basic operations: SUM, SUMPRODUCT

Text transformations: CONCATENATE, LEFT, RIGHT, & operator,

Connecting different datasets: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX(MATCH(),MATCH())

Conditional-based operations: SUMIF, COUNTIF, SUMIFS, COUNTIFS, COUNTA

Learn how to analyze data using Pivot Tables

There are plenty of online materials:

Microsoft Support: https://support.office.com/en-us/excel

Kubicle: https://kubicle.com/personal (go for the 7 days free trial - Excel for Business Analytics)

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous A on Nov 16, 2020

Thank you Clara!

Antonello
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replied on Dec 31, 2020
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Hi, first of all, congrats!

And I confirm no other steps are required: relax and enjoy this period :)

Best

Antonello

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Vlad
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replied on Nov 17, 2020
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Hi,

Don't worry, they'll get back. The background check does not start without your persmission

Best

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 17, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

If you signed your offer, my congratulations and don't worry. You will be contacted soon.

For that period what they are going to do is a backgroundcheck.

I wish you best of luck,

GB

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Ian
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replied on Nov 16, 2020
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Hi there!

Expect minimal contact with them until close to your start date!

They're not going to be sending you monthly emails saying "we can't wait to have you"

In this case, no news is good news. They may want a background check, they may have an email a month before informing you of your training dates etc., but that's about it!

Sit back and "relax" :)

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