Consulting recruitment in China

consulting
New answer on Apr 30, 2020
6 Answers
637 Views
Anonymous A asked on Feb 26, 2020

Hi, I'm seeking some insight / advice for applying for experienced hires in China (My background: MBA with non-consulting background).

I am currently applying to consulting firms in China. However, I did not see many tier 2 / tier 3 consulting firms opening roles for experienced hires, such as: AT Kearney / Oliver Wyman / EY Parthenon / LEK. As for Strategy &, from PWC's website, I cannot differentiate whether the consulting role is about Strategy& or not.

Is it because there's no job openings? Or it might be the firm does not advertise these job postings?

Overview of answers

Upvotes
  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Best answer
Anonymous replied on Apr 30, 2020

Hi A,

I helped couple of mentees to get offers in China.

Feel free to reach out - happy to help you,

André

Was this answer helpful?
1
Emily
Expert
Content Creator
updated an answer on Feb 27, 2020
BCG Project Leader | 3+ years interview experience for BCG SEA recruiting | Kellogg MBA, NTU, Peking University

Hi there,

One potential reason is that many of the Tier 2/3 firms in China are much smaller in size compared to MBB, so they might not be actively posting job openings, but use more offline channels (e.g. campus events, head hunter, referral). The one tier 2 firm that is probably more comparable in size to MBB would be Roland Berger.

I would suggest reaching out to some connections in those firms or head hunters if you can.

And I presume you are Chinese by nationality?

Best,

Emily

(edited)

Was this answer helpful?
Antonello
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Feb 29, 2020
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Not every position is correctly sponsored in the official websites. I recommend to contact HR or - even better - gain a referral through some ex alumni of you University/companies to boost your chances.

Best,
Antonello

Was this answer helpful?
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Feb 27, 2020
BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep

Could be a combination. Your best bet (even without this situation) is to network! Reach out to people you may know (or know someone you know), leverage your school's resources, and get in contact with the recruiters/HR....then you'll find out what's available with certainty.

Was this answer helpful?
Luca
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Feb 26, 2020
BCG |NASA |20+ interviews with 100% success rate| 120+ students coached |GMAT expert 780/800 score

Hello,

It could happen that consulting firms do not advertise all the open positions (e.g. because thay have already a huge pipeline). Don't you have a network of consultants that could give you some insights or to make a referral?

Best,
Luca

Was this answer helpful?
Clara
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Feb 26, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

Why not MBBs, who for sure are very strong in the Asian markets? (e.g., Singapore, HK... in general all south east, with global staffing to move to China if it´s what you most want).

Cheers,

Clara

Was this answer helpful?