I am working at a Tier-2 consulting firm (specialized in the financial services sector) in Eastern Europe. I have 1,5 years experience in the consulting field (3,5 yrs in total in the professional services sector). I hold a bachelor in management and a master in finance (both from my country but from different universities).
I would like to relocate to England and stay within the consulting domain. I chose specifically England among other reasons because I do not have a language disadvantage there. I have a couple of concerns and I would like to ask for your opinion with regards to the following points:
1) Is it a disadvantage that I am applying from abroad, or even more so that I am not even applying from Western Europe, which is a geography that is a bit more comparable to England than Eastern Europe?
2) Is it a wise idea to apply for experienced positions instead of entry-level ones?
3) Would I stand a chance with MBBs coming from Tier-2 and different geography, or should I try with boutique firms? (I am not referring to passing the interviews, but rather if I would even be considered and invited for them.)
4) Do you have any recommendation on how to approach this journey? Is there anything I could do to improve my chances? (I have not started applying, I am currently in the planning phase.)
Again, the concern is not about whether I can pass the interviews or prepare for them properly, but rather, if I stand a chance to pass the CV review and be invited with the handicap of coming from a different geography with degrees from less prestigious universities (even though they are top unis in my country).
Thank you very much for your answers!