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    Pre-interview help from consultant

    1st round interview consultant help MBB Tier-2
    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>A firm I'm interviewing with provides a consultant to help me with my upcoming interview. I'm gonna meet her soon and she will see where I am and help.</p> <p>How open should I be regarding interviewing with other firms? Is this practice normal and not graded as part of the recruitment process? </p>
    Hello! I used to do those calls for McKinsey candidates! They are totally risk free, the people who will be on the other side are really there to help and won´t inform anyone about anything.  Furthermore, I am mos ... (read entire answer)
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    How to prepare for first online case study interview - Public Sector Consultant

    case study consultant Public Sector
    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I have been invited to undertake an online case study for a Public Sector Consultant role in the Middle East. Whilst I have significant professional experience, I have never had to do an online case study as part of a recruitment process (nor have I held a specific consultancy role before). As such, I was wondering if the community might be able to provide some guidance as to what to expect and how to prepare?</p> <p>In terms of the information I have been given, I have been told the case study will be sent at a specific time, I will have two hours and I will need access to word and power point. The role itself is as a Public Sector Consultant.</p> <p>Any insight would be hugely appreciated given my lack of experience on this topic.</p> <p>Many thanks in advance!</p> <p>Richard</p>
    Hi, It would really help if you can put the name of the company here. Otherwise, it's really hard to help you. It looks like you are talking about BCG case and you can find a sample here: https://www.dropbox.com/s ... (read entire answer)
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    How long does it take to hear back from MBB after applying via portal?

    application portal Bain BCG consultant consulting job application job search MBB McKinsey Referral
    Most recent answer on Nov 13, 2020
    <p>Hi everyone, </p> <p>I applied to two of the MBB about two weeks ago and am a bit nervous because I haven't heard anything yet. I had referrals for both; my recommenders reached out after I submitted my applications on the websites. </p> <p>I was thinking of following up with my contacts in a few days if I still haven't heard anything. </p> <p>Thank you so much, </p> <p>An Aspiring Consultant </p>
    Hi there, The time really depends on the office and period of the year. It could range from few days to several weeks. Unless there is a predefined timeline for interviews in your target country, I would not be worr ... (read entire answer)
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    Whats the consultant Deloitte interview process by steps? (Dubai office)

    7thinterview consultant FIT why consulting
    Most recent answer on Oct 27, 2020
    When I did my interviews at Deloitte it was almost identical to the other firms. It started with a phone screen followed by four interviews. Interviews 1 and 2 were the standard case and fit interviews. Case number 3 w ... (read entire answer)
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    Things/training to do

    consultant Job offer training USA
    Most recent answer on Oct 23, 2020
    <p>I just received an offer from NYC and am wondering if anyone can share some good practices before someone starts off next year as an entry-level consultant. What is the best thing to prepare in both technical and non-technical fields? Thanks!</p>
    Hi there, Really great question! MOST IMPORTANTLY: Know that no-one can perfectly prepare for the job and that's the point: You will mess up, you will learn, you will be trained and supported. That's OK! --- ... (read entire answer)
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    Two offers from same consulting firm, two geographies, different pay, different positions, help!

    business analyst consultant Deloitte Monitor Hong Kong Paris interviews
    Most recent answer on Sep 20, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Sep 20, 2020
    <p>Hi forum,</p> <p>I've recently been offered two jobs from the same company (Monitor Deloitte) in Paris and in HongKong. In the Paris one I'm offered a consultant position with a starting consultant salary that you might expect and in HK I'm offered business analyst with its respective salary. </p> <p>My intuition is to take Paris of course because its position and salary but am I missing something? Does anyone know about the consulting market in both geographies for this firm specifically and enlighten me on the pros/cons from each? I'm guessing that perhaps HongKong is a lot more competitive so they can leverage a weaker offer, but would it reflect better on my CV if I worked there?</p> <p>Thank you very much in advance! </p>
    Hi A, I totally agree with Alessandro on this issue. You should not only think of the position and salary you've been offered but clearly of the life itself when getting a job in Paris or in HongKong. Are you fami ... (read entire answer)
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    Advices for a physics student

    Case Interview consultant mock case Physics student students
    Most recent answer on Jul 06, 2020
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I'm finishing my master's studies in physics and I would like to get a job as a consultant. Could you give me few advices on how to start to prepare for the interviews, on what should I pay attention, etc.? I am aware that the best practice is through cases, so can you recommend me some books or other alternatives to start practicing before mock interviews? As I don't have a mindest like a consultant I would like to get some insight before practicing with someone else.</p> <p>Thank you.</p>
    Hi there, I would recommend the following steps to maximize the likelihood to land an offer: Define a calendar for your preparation. Check if there is any deadline for the applications. Then identify how many hour ... (read entire answer)
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    Starting an online Business. Need Help Getting Clients

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    Most recent answer on Jun 12, 2020
    <p><strong>Hello. I am currently working on my online fitness consulting business and was wondering if anyone has any good tips on gathering new clients online. I currently have a test client and he is very happy with what I have been teaching him so I know that what I am offering will be great for people that are in need. If you want more information on what my business will be here is my LinkedIn profile which has more information on it: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-cabello-professional-fitness-coach-54b448187/ . Thanks looking forward to hearing some advice from y'all!</strong></p>
    Hello! I was smiling when reading your post, since I am also launching a online business at the moment and facing the same exact challenge: customer adquisition. In fact, if you listen to Bill Aulet, from the Entre ... (read entire answer)
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    I reached the Director's round interview in a consulting firm. What type of questions should I expect?

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    Most recent answer on May 08, 2020
    The interview at Director level would focus a lot more on fit. Expect to spend more time discussing your personal experiences, your plan for the next couple of years, how you can fit into the new firm / get used to cons ... (read entire answer)
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    Simon Kucher or KPMG Strategy?

    Big4 constulting consultant
    Most recent answer on May 01, 2020
    <p>Hi </p> <p>I am interested to see what people would recommend. I am also interetested in which option will lead to better chances of switching to tier 2 firms after 12 - 18 months.</p> <p>Thanks very much</p>
    It depends on the geography, but generally speaking I would go for SK Best, Antonello
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    Associate Consultant interview but applied for Consultant role- Bain

    associate consultant Bain Bain & Company consultant First Round
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>I've been invited for first round interviews at Bain. I had applied for the Consultant role which stated that Bain required a minimum of 4-8 years of work experience to be eligible to apply but have been offered interviews for the Associate role. I have 5 years of experience working as a doctor and so am a little confused with this. Should I check with my recruiter at this stage (pre-interview) or proceed with the interview and discuss either a) at the interview or b)post offer if I'm eventually offered?</p> <p>Thank you so much in advance for your advice.</p>
    Hi! Clear this out now, at the pre-interview stage – you need to definitely push for the consultant role. Clearing this post-factum is more difficult in my experience. Best, Daniel
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    How to switch from a boutique consulting firm working with major clients to one of the bigger consulting firms?

    Bain BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain boutique firms consultant
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Apr 30, 2020
    <p>Hi there,</p> <p><br> I've been working for a boutique consulting firm in New York City for a couple of months now. While our company size is small (less than 50 people) our clients tend to be Fortune 100 companies. So far, the experience has been great and I'm learning a lot. In the next one to two years, I would like to switch to one of the bigger consulting firms and have a couple of questions:</p> <p><br> 1. Will I need to complete an MBA to be able to switch/ successfully apply to one of the bigger firms? <br> 2. What can I do to increase my chances? </p> <p><br> Thank you!</p>
    Hi A, MBA will help you a lot as well as fast track career/quick promotions and other achievement. Try to approach the firms thorugh referrals and headhunters. Good luck, André
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    What makes a good management consultant?

    consultant consulting MBB skills
    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2020
    <p>When asked the above question, I have a dozen things that pop into my head. But I wonder, what are the really central attributes that should be named during a fit interview?</p>
    Hi Anonymous, when interviewers ask this question, they are looking for an understanding of the job and industry and an appreciation for the skills/personality traits needed. I would not come up with a laundry list he ... (read entire answer)
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    How to develop a mindset of a consultant

    consultant mindset
    Most recent answer on Apr 12, 2020
    <p>How can I develop a consulting mindset like consultants from McKinsey for example?</p>
    Hi! honestly, it's a learning by doing :) But here are some traits of the typical MBB consultant, you can try to cultivate them in yourself Structured Rational Forward-thinking Creative Team-player Passion ... (read entire answer)
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    Gender Pay Gap?

    Accenture Bain BCG consultant consulting MBB McKinsey PwC
    Most recent answer on Oct 17, 2019
    <p>Hi there!</p> <p>I was wondering if there are actually still differences between the salary of men and women in big consultancies? Have you made any experiences on that? Or maybe even positive experiences? :)<br> Happy about any insights! </p> <p>Cheers!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, as mentioned in the other comments, there is no gender gap in salary in consulting; I would be surprised to see an “official” gap in other companies as well nowadays for the same position. In different ... (read entire answer)
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    Questions for all female consultants out here!

    Bain BCG consultant consulting dubai HelpASisterOut MBB McKinsey starting tips Top tier Women in Consulting
    Most recent answer on Oct 16, 2019
    <p>Hey to all of you female consultants out there!</p> <p>I'm looking for tips you can give me on my journey as a women in consulting. There is no doubt that consulting is still a men dominated industry. I'm happy for any advice concerning characteristics/personality you should bring as a women in consulting to succeed; communication with colleagues, clients and partners; advantages of women, your opinions on working in a male dominated environment, work-life-balance and maybe also the importance of networking? <br> <br> Thank you all in advance! I'm looking forward to your answers!</p>
    Hi there, sharing some of my views from personal experience. Mentally, don't overthink it about male vs female. For any consultant, your work speaks for you. Gender doesn't matter that much. I worked in Industry Good ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG specific: can someone explain the difference between an associate and consultant please?

    associate BCG consultant
    Most recent answer on Jul 02, 2019
    <p>I mainly would like to know from a BCG-only hiring perpective. What are the experiences, academic levels expected for associates and consultants at BCG. Also, there are numerous other titles that confuse me over and above these 2 like associate consultants, senior associates, junior consultants etc. It will be very helpful to know the distinction between these since even the BCG website doesn't elaborate on this - I came across it on Glassdoor.</p> <p>Are the graduates from MBA/ non-MBA masters courses without experience hired as consultants or associates?</p>
    Associate = Associate Consulant = Lowest level (think Analyst). Few years of experience Junior Consultant = Senior Associate = An "in between" of Associate and Consultant that is pretty rare and for special situation ... (read entire answer)
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    Living in hotels

    consultant consulting living MBB on the job
    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2019
    <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>I've recently joined a consulting firm and have been pondering my living situation. Essentially the office I'm at is very travel intensive and due to this, I'll only be in my home city for two days a week. A couple of my colleagues have decided not to rent/buy a flat to live in and instead decide to just remain in hotels over the weekend when they come back to their 'home city'. I understand that this is a great way to save money but was just thinking that this approach can lead to burnout when you consider that you won't have a place to call 'home'. I'd love to hear the thoughts of anyone who has been in a similar situation!</p> <p>Thanks! </p>
    Hi Anonymous, If it helps, I also considered this decision. I ultimately decided on keeping a home. At least for me, having a home base to put my things, relax/recover in on the weekend, see familiar faces at etc. def ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Implementation Coach vs Consultant

    coach consultant Implementation McKinsey
    Recent activity on Apr 04, 2019
    <p>What's the difference between the two? How do they fit within the Implementation practice's org structure? Are they in different lines in the heirarchy or same? Both partner track? Thanks in advance. </p>
    Hi, Implementation practice has it's own org structure, but the trajectory is very similar to a consultant track. For instance, in a consultant track you move from Associate, EM, AP to Partner. Implementation track is ... (read entire answer)
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    Got two MBB offers but for slightly different entry points - things to consider when choosing?

    consultant Junior Consultant
    Recent activity on Mar 14, 2019
    <p>I got offers from two MBBs, but for slightly different entry points (I'm a few years out of university and have some work experience in an adjacent industry): one for (what at BCG would be) First Year Consultant, and the other one for Senior Associate/Junior Consultant.</p> <p>Obviously starting a little higher up the totem pole would have its perks ($, looks better on CV), but I'm wondering about the following additional considerations (among others):</p> <p>- Should I expect to have less time to get up to speed if I start at Consultant-level versus Senior A./Junior C. level and how much higher are the requirements at that level?</p> <p>- Are there many instances where people had a much harder than necessary time or even failed due to starting at a level that wasn't right for them?</p> <p>- Any other things I should consider?</p> <p>Has anybody been in this position and/or can share their experience/thoughts?</p> <p>Thanks for your input, much appreciated!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, congratulations on your offers! I would not consider the difference in the positions as the main relevant element for your choice, unless the junior position implies you will need an MBA and the senior d ... (read entire answer)
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