I'm currently applying for positions in London, and I have a few questions about the application process.
I'm aiming for entry-level positions, but I have three years of work experience since graduating in 2020. I'm wondering whether I will be considered an experienced hire? will I be competing with mainly recent graduates, I heard that not applying to the right position might be fatal during the screening stage.
Cover letters- Do I need to submit one for every firm on my list I plan on doing it for MBB, Deloitte, Accenture and Oliver Wyman, do you think for any of the other firms [see below] it's acceptable to skip the cover letter?
Additionally, I'd appreciate advice on the best approach to strategically apply to these firms. Some have suggested applying to top choices last (like MBB) to build interview stamina, but given my long list (11 firms) and the approaching end of the recruitment cycle, I'd like to know what is the most suitable approach you would reccomend.
Here's the list of firms I'm considering:
- Accenture Strategy
- Oliver Wyman
- EY Parthenon
- Roland Berger
Lastly, I noticed that in the application portal for Oliver Wyman, it asked me to fill in my work experience and education information again. Since my CV was uploaded, it pre-filled the boxes and it didn't format the information correctly. Should I just leave it as is directly from the CV with that weird format, rewrite it briefly as like an overall picture of work (high level/superficial), or try to mimic my CV's style (even tho bullet points don't work well in those boxes) ? Is this section in the portal crucial for my application's success?
I appreciate any guidance or advice you can provide. Thank you!