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    Is it a bad idea to quit my current consulting job to focus on applying for a new job?

    Application MBB
    Most recent answer 3 hours ago
    The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
    Agrim
    CoachingPlus Expert
    #1 CoachingPlus Expert | 100% personalised | BCG Dubai PL | 2021 Real MBB+ Cases | Case/PEI/Fit/CV | 6+ years Consulting
    Agrim
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    gave the best answer 18 hours ago
    #1 CoachingPlus Expert | 100% personalised | BCG Dubai PL | 2021 Real MBB+ Cases | Case/PEI/Fit/CV | 6+ years Consulting
    Someone has wisely said: “to walk steady, you can't have both feet in the air” From the looks of it - you are doing well in your current firm. The only reason for you to jump ship would appear to be either the so-called ... (read entire answer)
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    3 hrs ago 3 hours ago
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    Application questions

    Application application process
    Most recent answer on Oct 17, 2021
    The best answer (on Oct 08, 2021) is from:
    Pedro
    CoachingPlus Expert
    Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT Interview | Principal Former Head Recruiter | Launched EY-P Lisbon Office
    Pedro
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer on Oct 08, 2021
    Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT Interview | Principal Former Head Recruiter | Launched EY-P Lisbon Office
    It means that their contracts probably prevent them from “poaching” workers from their clients. Therefore if you were involved in any project being delivered by ACN they want to know in order to avoid breaching the cont ... (read entire answer)
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    on Oct 17, 2021 on Oct 17, 2021
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    Application sequence?

    Application
    Most recent answer on Oct 15, 2021
    The best answer (on Oct 14, 2021) is from:
    Cristian
    CoachingPlus Expert
    McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
    Cristian
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer on Oct 14, 2021
    McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
    Great question! A few thoughts: It's indeed tough to prepare for interviews while working at the same time. The most important thing is for you to remain comfortable and calm throughout this process so don't take on mor ... (read entire answer)
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    on Oct 15, 2021 on Oct 15, 2021
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    Interview Call with Tier 2 Senior Expert

    Accenture Strategy Application EY-Parthenon Interview MBB Oliver Wyman Referral Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Siemens Management Consulting (SMC) tier2
    Most recent answer on Sep 30, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 05, 2020) is from:
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Aug 05, 2020
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    Definitely agree with the previous comment about asking HR more details about the call. Specifically you want to know whether this is an interview (always treat any call as an interview) and what type of questions you c ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 30, 2021 on Sep 30, 2021
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    Should I worry about colleagues/supervisors knowing and rumoring I'm applying for new jobs?

    Application
    Most recent answer on Sep 29, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 22, 2021) is from:
    Adi
    CoachingPlus Expert
    Content Creator
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Adi
    CoachingPlus Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2021
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Ignore the noise and don't give them any reason to speculate further. Avoid gossip & banter which focuses on your team/colleagues/boss/company. Keep your quality of work high. And yes, keep your job hunt commitment ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 29, 2021 on Sep 29, 2021
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    Is now a good time to apply to apply for consulting positions as an experienced hire at MBB?

    Application MBB Interview
    Most recent answer on Sep 24, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 20, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 20, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Now is an excellent time to apply. I will say, the big rush in the US was in July-early September, so you might be on the tail end. However, it is by no means a bad time to apply. Based on current candidate tr ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 24, 2021 on Sep 24, 2021
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    Experienced hire: should I apply to generalist role or specific practice?

    Application
    Most recent answer on Sep 24, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 24, 2021) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 24, 2021
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, The ideal choice between generalist vs specialist depends on your interest and where you want to focus in the future. Answering your questions: (1) Given that I have several years of banking experience, and I ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 24, 2021 on Sep 24, 2021
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    MBB - Application Sequence

    Application
    Most recent answer on Sep 16, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 15, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 15, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Ultimately you need to weight the risk and pros/cons here. That said, the advice I tend to give candidates is to “go the path of least resistance”. X Company is reaching out encouraging you to apply now? Apply ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 16, 2021 on Sep 16, 2021
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    Consulting resume - Do I need different resumes depending on the company I apply to?

    Application Consulting Resume Resume
    Most recent answer on Sep 14, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 10, 2021) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 10, 2021
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    If the roles are the same (i.e. consulting roles), you can use the same resume. Read the job descriptions for the strategy positions to better understand what they are looking for, but you would likely be able to use th ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 14, 2021 on Sep 14, 2021
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    Used Car Market Sizing

    Application BCG BCG online case BCG McKinsey and Bain Client and MBB coaching Imbellus office preferences Referral
    Most recent answer on Sep 14, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 12, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 12, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Please don't forget to segment for most market sizings. This is overly simplistic! Ultimately, you need to segment in a way that helps you get closer to the answer (i.e. takes you from guessing to estimating). ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 14, 2021 on Sep 14, 2021
    Last Activity

    Is it possible to apply again in Europe after getting rejected at MBB in Asia?

    Application Asia Bain BCG consulting europe Interview MBB McKinsey
    Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Oct 22, 2019) is from:
    Deniz
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | A.T. Kearney | University of Cambridge | 350+ coachees | 5+ years of consulting experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul
    Deniz
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Oct 22, 2019
    BCG | A.T. Kearney | University of Cambridge | 350+ coachees | 5+ years of consulting experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul
    Hi, You won't be able to apply given the ban period of 12-18 months, however, you can try to apply offline via referral. Best, Deniz
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    on Sep 05, 2021 on Sep 05, 2021
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    I applied to multiple consulting firms and always got rejected pre-interview bc I don't have big brand names on my cv.

    Application application process Career Advising MBB
    Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 21, 2019) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2019
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi Anonymous, big brands are indeed useful to stand out in the application phase, however there are some ways to compensate for their absence: Ask to an experienced friend/current consultant/ expert to review your ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 05, 2021 on Sep 05, 2021
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    Pre-interview case with MBB

    1st round interview Application
    Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 12, 2021) is from:
    Simon
    Expert
    Former McKinsey Interviewer (and JEM) with background in engineering, now working in the Renewables industry
    Simon
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Aug 12, 2021
    Former McKinsey Interviewer (and JEM) with background in engineering, now working in the Renewables industry
    Hey,  speaking for McKinsey in Europe: If this is a coaching call, this is not evaluative, but should really help to prepare you for the interview.  However, with remote interviewing McK introduced pre-interviews (i.e. ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 31, 2021 on Aug 31, 2021
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    BCG Application Struggle

    Application application process BCG
    Most recent answer on Aug 23, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 23, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Aug 23, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, It sounds like you're going about things the right way. I have a few thoughts based on what you've said: Yes, you should reach out to the Principal. When you think about it, there's all upside and no downside ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 23, 2021 on Aug 23, 2021
    Last Activity

    Group Case including a Presentation - How to show initiative

    Application
    Most recent answer on Aug 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 04, 2021) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Aug 04, 2021
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Hello! I completely relate to the challenges of doing group interviews when you are quite introverted. Unfortunately, there is no way around it than to get your game face on and actively participate. If you are passive, ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 05, 2021 on Aug 05, 2021
    Last Activity

    Question about Office Preferences

    Application MBB
    Most recent answer on Jul 30, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 29, 2021) is from:
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Jul 29, 2021
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    McKinsey hiring is global - in order to clear the bar you theoretically clear the bar for any office worldwide. I have only heard of extremely rare cases where someone applied to a London office and was really good but ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jul 30, 2021 on Jul 30, 2021
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    Reapplying to MBB (Should I apply the first time, if I have very low chances?)

    Application MBB
    Most recent answer on Jul 04, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 03, 2021) is from:
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Jul 03, 2021
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    There is a big difference in applying to MBB because you really want to get in and have read up on it and prepared for a while vs applying to run away from a job you do not enjoy. It is completely fine not to enjoy a jo ... (read entire answer)
    5
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    on Jul 04, 2021 on Jul 04, 2021
    Last Activity

    What quant/analytic skills should I have as a strategy consultant with 1-2 years experience?

    Application management consulting Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Jun 24, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 24, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Jun 24, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Great questions and great that you're thinking about this! Now, it's super important that you learn this now rather than later: Strategy consultants/consultancies are not analysts. They are storytellers. S ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jun 24, 2021 on Jun 24, 2021
    Last Activity

    Selectivity based on office

    Application Bain & Company BCG McKinsey & Company selection selection criteria
    Most recent answer on Jun 21, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 21, 2021) is from:
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Jun 21, 2021
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, I am no insider into the Greek consulting market, hence, I will keep my points at a more general level: The requirements for internships differ a bit across countries based on the usual experience of stud ... (read entire answer)
    3
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    on Jun 21, 2021 on Jun 21, 2021
    Last Activity

    Best timing to reapply for post MBA role?

    Application
    Most recent answer on Jun 03, 2021
    The best answer (on May 31, 2021) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on May 31, 2021
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, If you have added enough relevant points to your CV, you can definitely apply again now (possibly with a referral). I would delay only if you believe the new points in the CV don’t show particular growth. ... (read entire answer)
    6
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    275
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    32
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    on Jun 03, 2021 on Jun 03, 2021
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