Consulting CV typically have specific characteristics which are standardized across all firms.
When you have a tailored CV for one of the MBB firms, the same document can be used effectively across all other consulting firms, with the exception if you are applying to a specific practice or as an expert in a particular industry or function.
Kindly find below an example of a CV structure which is suited for consulting:
1. Display achievements across 3 key areas:
- Academics: competitive GPA, test scores (e.g. GMAT, GRE, SAT), scholarships/ fellowships, dean list, research publications, other and academic awards
- Extracurriculars: experiences on winning a variety of competitions and leading several organizations / initiatives (showcasing your interests and flexibility across different topics, which simulates consultants ability to work across industries and functions)
- Professionals: internship experiences, full-time work experiences, part-time projects
2. For extracurriculars and professional experiences, state the following information:
- Work description in active verbs
- Results quantification (e.g. 20% increase in EBITDA)
- Stakeholders involved
3. Includes additional information / interesting skillset which might differentiates you from other candidates (e.g. hobbies, language skills, etc)
- Consulting firms like candidates that is active not only at work, but have life outside of it
- Including this will assure them that you have a comprehensive profile as a person and will aid in excelling the 'airport test'
For specific expertise applications, emphasize experiences on the particular industries and functions within your CV while retaining similar structure.
Hope it helps.