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Resume guidance

New answer on Apr 30, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 05, 2020

Dear all,

Thank you for your availability and this opportunity of active discussion. Considering I have no consulting background, I'm looking forward to start building up my consulting skills thanks to Preplounge community. I've been working on my resume for a future consulting application but would really appreciate feedback and guidance from a professional or experienced consultant. Would somebody be available to help me improve my resume?

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replied on Aug 07, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers


Please don't have the wrong expectation. Getting a resume sharp and "ready" for top strategy firms is A LOT of work! And it requires multiple iterations and, thereby, significant time.

In my view, you should invest the money to book an expert who can jointly work with you on the resume. And please follow one expert's advice - not several! This is actually very important, since many inputs usually don't lead to a strong result here.

Best of success!

Cheers, Sidi

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replied on Aug 06, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

You can try to post your application documents directly here and ask for feedback to gather some ideas. I believe the community has sometimes also slightly different perspectives which might be helpful for you to consider.

If you would like to have an in-depth review with somebody spending not only a minute or two and jotting down a couple of broad ideas, then it's probably better to reach out to an expert and review and discuss in detail in a coaching session. Collecting ideas helps, but it usually won't bring you very close to the 100% perfection, which is simply not possible in spending a few minutes of time here.

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!


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Anonymous A on Aug 06, 2020

Dear Robert, I will follow your advice and try with coaching sessions. Thank you!

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replied on Aug 06, 2020
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Anonymous replied on Aug 06, 2020

Dear A,

Of course, you can send your resume and during the quick call we can discuss it on how to improve it and make it fittable for you future career in consulting.

Or, I also have an example of a good CV and Cover letter. Drop me a line and I can share it with you.


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replied on Apr 30, 2021
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Yes feel free to share it with me

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replied on Nov 26, 2020

Hi, I'm not an "experienced consultant or professional", but I did get an MBB offer and would be happy to take a look and give some pointers. Up to you.

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replied on Nov 26, 2020
#1 MBB Coach(Placed 750+ in MBBs & 1250+ in Tier2)| The Only 360 coach(Ex-McKinsey + Certified Coach + Active recruiter)

Hi there,

You can send me your CV and we will discuss how it's better to strengthen it.

All the best,


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McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers
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