Consulting Resume Prep

Application consulting Resume
New answer on Apr 03, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Dec 27, 2019

Hi there!

Should I add an objective statement to my consulting resume? Just as an example, "I am a highly analytical problem solver who....". Someone suggested me to add this to let the recruiter know what is the value I bring and what I am looking for.

Regards,

Anirudh

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Luca
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replied on Dec 27, 2019
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Hello Anirudh,

I would avoid to write it. The HR is gonna read your entire CV and he will get his own idea regarding your profile. During the interview, indeed, you will have the chance to present yourself.
No need to add a statement and do additional marketing :)

Hope it helps,
Luca

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Anonymous B replied on Apr 03, 2020
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Clara
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replied on Dec 28, 2019
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Hello!

Always remember that you have 2 different and complementary tools: CV and CL.

I would avoid those statements in the CV, that should be technical and to-the-point, including quantifiable achievements, dates, positions, etc.

However, the CL is the perfect place for those, given that is a complementary doc for explaning who you are, what you want to do in life, what drives you...

Hence, don´t discard it, just move it to the CL.

Hope it helps! Cheers,

Clara

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Udayan
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replied on Dec 27, 2019
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More often than not the statement distracts from your resume and does not help your case. Stick to the standard format

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Antonello
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replied on Dec 27, 2019
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Hi,
I would highlight your skills in this way only in your cover letter.

Best,
Antonello

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Jessica
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replied on Dec 27, 2019
Oliver Wyman | University of Oxford | MBA | Experienced Career Coach

Hi Anirudh,

Your CV should focus on facts only, providing direct "evidence" of your experience and the impact you have made in your professional history. If your CV is effectively written and structured, your value will show through in the experience that you have.

The cover letter, on the other hand, should contain the "argument" for why the firm should hire you, and this should describe your particular value add, referring to your CV as evidence for your claims.

Together, both your CV and cover letter should reflect a consistent story / message / personal brand - this is really the key to effectively marketing yourself to potential employers.

Jessica

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Giulia
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replied on Dec 27, 2019
McKinsey Business Analyst | 3+ years Experience | MBA at LBS

Hi,

Your CV should only list what you achieved in your professional and academic career, without any statement from your part.

The value you would bring to your company is definitely something that you should write in your cover letter, it is in fact on of the main components.

Hope it helps!

Best,

Giulia

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