Do the MBB use ATS when screening CVs?

CV screening
New answer on Jun 04, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 03, 2020

Hi, I receive conflicting information. Do the MBBs use ATS to screen the CVs for Associate/Junion Consultant roles or no? Thanks

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Vlad
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updated an answer on Jun 03, 2020
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Hi,

Nope, MBBs are doing it manually. However, how does it make a difference for you? HR is looking for exactly the same keywords and the ATS

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Anonymous A on Jun 04, 2020
knowing that adds another layer of stress
Ian on Jun 04, 2020
that's a problem! If this stresses you out, you're not ready for consulting....genuinely! Figure out what matters...don't stress about that which you cannot control.
Clara
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replied on Jun 03, 2020
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Hello!

Sorry, not sure if I got this correctly.

Do you mean like automated tools, to scrap the market?

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous A on Jun 03, 2020
I am referring to the applicant tracking system, where the software screens the CV to determine keywords, leadership, achievements, networking, clarity etc :D
Ian
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replied on Jun 04, 2020
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Hi,

Not as far as I know.

However, ignore this question and any others for which you cannot control the result. Focus your efforts on things you can change (i.e. networking, improving your CV, case practice, etc.)

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Anonymous replied on Jun 04, 2020

Hi,

No. But agree with other experts that HR does the same thing

Best,

André

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Emily
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replied on Jun 04, 2020
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Hi,

As far as I know for BCG, nope ATS is not used.

HR would do some initial light screening but mostly the screening happens in the hands of consultants who are on the extended recruiting team.

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Emily

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Anonymous A on Jun 04, 2020
I was rejected for one networking event based on my CV screening. If I rewrite the CV in an appropriate way, will it be read and judged objectivelly this time or there will be a bias from a previous sloppy CV.
Emily on Jun 05, 2020
I don't think people would remember your previous CV, given the amount of CV they screen on top of all the project work they are busy with.

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