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Recent May 2020 Graduate Looking Full-Time: Resume Review

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New answer on Jun 16, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 14, 2020

Hi, everyone!

I recently graduated from a target school this past May. With everything going on, I've taken time to reflect on where I want to start off my career, and have been looking seriously in consulting specifically strategy consulting.

My GPA is a 3.3, but I've been working hard to networking with alumni and other connections as well as refining my cover letter, resume, and interview prep strategies to set myself up for success. Do I have a chance at consulting given the increase in competition due to COVID?

I've had consultants look at my resume who have encouraged me to still apply, but I was wondering if anyone would mind giving my resume another look? :)

Thanks in advance!

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Francesco
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replied on Jun 14, 2020
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Hi there,

in many offices a good GPA to target for MBB is 3.7+, thus you won’t be particularly strong on that part. Having said that, I know people with a GPA lower than yours who managed to be invited thanks to a strong referral. You can find more on referrals at the link below:

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/hey-everyonehope-all-is-well-3176

Please feel free to PM me if you need more information.

Best,

Francesco

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Ian
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Hi there,

I'm happy to take a look and provide feedback!

It's very important to note a few things: Your current school, your degree, internships you've had, aditional skills, etc :)

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Antonello
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Hi, I confirm it is crucial to work on the referral to get multiple invitations to interviews. I recommend leverage the connections you mentioned and other ex alumni of your school now in consulting. Especially in this period, it is crucial to accelerate the process

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Antonello

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Luca
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Hello,

Happy to help!

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Clara
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Shot

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Anonymous replied on Jun 14, 2020

Hello

happy to have a quick look

david

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Udayan
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Happy to have a look

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Axel
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Hi,

Feel free to share via PM.

-A

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