How to Answer "Why Consulting?" in Interviews

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Anonymous B asked on Aug 04, 2017

Hi. This may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things when it comes to a case interview - but I wonder what are interviewers' expectations of answers to the "Why consulting" & "Why McKinsey/BCG/Bain" questions?

1. How long & specific/vivid should an answer be?

2. Should it be answered in a structured manner as well; i.e. "There are X reasons why I choose consulting / MBB.... First is .... Second is .... "?

3. Other things that need to be considered when answering these questions.

Thank you!

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Anonymous replied on Oct 04, 2017

I would recommend spending about 1 - 2 minutes on each question. You have a lot to get to in the interview. Less than a minute will make you seem rehearsed and shallow and more than 2 minutes for each will take up too much of the interview time.

WHY CONSULTING?

For the “Why consulting” question, interviewers ask this question to make sure that you really want to be a consultant and all that comes with it. There are two types of firm recruiters - consultants and non-consultants. The recruiting consultant leaders are everyday partners that also have responsibility for overseeing different aspects of recruiting (e.g., Leader of Harvard Business School Recruiting, Leader of Paris Office Recruiting, Leader of Operations Practice Experienced Hire Recruiting). These leaders have 2 goals.

  1. Meet the needs of their constituents (i.e., the hiring demands of the office/practice)
  2. Hire candidates that have the potential to become a Partner in the Firm

By asking “Why consulting”, the interviewer can get a sense of whether you are in consulting for the long haul or just to get a stamp on your resume and then parlay the name brand into another job after two years. There are many ways to answer this question depending on your particular situation but here are a few.

  • I want to work in an environment where I receive a great deal of mentorship and feedback regularly
  • I want to be exposed to work in several different industries and across many different functions
  • From speaking to other current consultants, the mix of client interaction, team problem solving, partner mentoring, and analytics is something that excites me
  • I’m looking to learn in an environment where my skills are developed more rapidly (in “dog years”) than in other environments
  • I want to work in an environment where I am constantly challenged by new types of problems
  • I have spoken to other consulting partners and the type of day-to-day work they do (e.g., client work, consultant training, internal knowledge development, practice leadership, etc..) sounds very enticing

WHY MBB?

Recruiting leaders do a lot of post-recruiting analysis and the “accept rate” gains a lot of attention. Therefore, the interviewers are keen on knowing why you want to join their specific firm. Have you done research? Have you talked to the recruiters? Have you attended events? Have you spoken to firm members? Do you have friends at the firm?

This is your chance to show off all of the hard work you have put into learning about the specific firm. Interviewers are a little smug at times and are SURE that their firm is the BEST and they like to hear it. They even like to hear their firm contrasted to others, but don’t overdo it. Here are a few examples.

  • Unlike X, Y has 3x more global offices and I would like to consider moving internationally at some point later in my career
  • I like the innovation focus of BCG, evidenced by your launch of BCG Digital Ventures
  • From my conversations with current consultants and Bain, BCG, and McKinsey, consultants at X seem to enjoy their experience more and have much more diverse problems and clients, which is attractive to me
  • While I don’t want to go into Private Equity, I am interested in X because of the significant amount of PE due diligence and 100-day plan work you do
  • I really want to join X because of your emphasis on business research
  • During my conversations about culture with current Bain, BCG, and McKinsey, consultants, I find that X consultants describe the culture at X to be closer to one that I am seeking than Y and Z

There are certain things that you should NOT say when answering “Why MBB?”, including:

  • Your firm has a great brand name, which is attractive to me
    • Tells interviewer you are going to use the firms brand as a resume enhancer
  • X is known for dealing with the C-Suite and in particular, CEOs, which is where I want to gain experience
    • That’s true and not true of all 3 MBB firms. And, very, very few Associates or Managers talk to CEOs or any CxOs. That’s a myth. This tells the interviewer you are going to be high maintenance and is an almost immediate ding
  • I really like the young, laid back culture of firm Y
    • Tells the interviewer you are less than serious and want to have a good time
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Deniz
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replied on Oct 05, 2019
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Hi,

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. The response to this question is quite generic, but it works all the time. When I interviewed with MBB, this is how I answered the question and you can follow a similar logic:

I focused on the fact that I was a recent graduate who did not know what to specialize in, in terms of industries (e.g. healthcare, consumer goods, retail, etc.) or functional topics (e.g., finance, HR, strategy, digital, etc.). Thus I emphasized that I wanted to get into consulting to better understand what I am passionate about by working on a different set of projects.

Moreover, I also mentioned that the skillset that I will acquire in consulting (e.g., team management, time management, client management) would be applicable anywhere I go next.

Lastly, I also highlighted the opportunity to take up significant responsibilities in the early stages of my career, as it is rare to find someone who is in his/her mid-20s sit on the same table with key industry leaders and make recommendations to them.

Best,

Deniz

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Why consulting? - Interview answer

Clara
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replied on Jun 14, 2020
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Hello!

This is a question that for sure will pop up at some point, and that you need to have well prepared.

The "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34), and this is one of the questions targetted.

It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.

To the WHY CONSULTING in particular, some tips:

  • In most cases, there is more than one reason. Write your ideas, in order of importance, in bullets points
  • Start your answer by an introduction to those bullet points (e.g., There are mainly 3 reasons why I would like to work in consulting)
  • Comment the bullets in order or importance, clearly separating the ideas. This makes it easier to follow, more structured and dynamic
  • Finish with a summary of the points, as long as a “tweet” (e.g., In a nutshell, the 3 reasons why I want to work in consulting are the multidisciplinary approach, global scope and client-facing engagements

This would be a good example:

There are two main reasons why consulting is the way that I want to start my career. I studied Architecture since I loved the multi-multidisciplinary approach: from Math to History, from Construction to Aesthetics. However, I realized that, when it comes to working as an architect, the scope narrows down a lot. Hence, the 1st reason why I want to transition to consulting is to keep the multi-discipline and multi-industry focus. Furthermore, I love being constantly challenged and learning at high speed, and I know that consulting has one of the steepest learning curves. In a nutshell, the 2 reasons why I would like to join consulting are the multi-disciplinary focus and the constant challenge that drives exponential growth

Feel free to PM me for disccount codes for the guide, since we still have some left from the launch!

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Vlad
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Hi,

“Why consulting?”, “Why McKinsey” or “Why BCG” questions are used to assess your motivation to be a consultant in general and to work in that particular firm. They will check how you have done your homework and what you’ve learned about them. They also want to make sure that you have a clear intention to work in consulting.

  • The answers to these questions are supposed to be short and take no more than 30 seconds each.
  • For each question, you should provide three bullets points with different reasons.
  • Make sure that you guide the interviewer through your reasoning. Words like “The first reason”, “Moreover”, “Finally” will help you.

Why consulting

When answering “Why consulting” questions, provide three reasons why you want to pursue a career in a consulting firm. A general rule is to find the reasons that are important for you and logically fit everything you have done before (e.g. you want to grow further in financial services and get exposure to these clients). You can always use some personal rationale like your experience of working with consultants on a client side.

Why our company

Answer “Why our company” question fits exactly the same logic. You can start with general facts about the local office. If you have an interest in a particular industry or client this may also be a great reason. If you have friends working in that company mention what you’ve learned from their experience.

Good luck!

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Anton
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Hi,

First of all, let me explain, why MBB and other consulting firms are interested in your motivation:

  • Consulting is a long term game with long hours, high pressure and to cope with that you really need strong motivation specifically for this role
  • Consulting firms also check your understanding of the role via this question

Characteristics of a bad answer:

  • Non-specific cliche reasons (e.g. ability to work with multiple industries, great people, etc)
  • Unstructured delivery (you tell it like a story to a friend in a very unstructured way)

Characteristics of a good answer:

  • Structured (start with naming 3 reasons and only than drilling down in each of them)
  • Specific (as many details as possible)
  • Genuine (only real personal reasons without BS)
  • Remarkable (interviewer should remember your answer after he leaves the room)
  • Value originated (you need to demonstrate your strength in your answer and tie them to consulting industry)

Good luck!

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Why Consulting?

Ken
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replied on Mar 01, 2021
Ex-McKinsey final round interviewer | Executive Coach

A great answer is one that is personal considering most candidates will say the same things around variety, learning & development, helping clients, etc. More specifically, why do these things matter to you?

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Udayan
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updated an answer on Oct 03, 2019
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To add to the comments :

- Be specific. E.g., it is okay to say I want to learn about more industries, it is better to say that during my time at xx and yy internships, I realized that the part of the job that excited me most was problem solving or looking at things from a strategic perspectives and presenting those findings to senior leaders

- Make sure your answers reflect what matters as a consultant. For example, MBB typically will not serve smaller startups so if that is your interest it may not be the best fit

- Don't focus on the glamorous aspects of the job in your answer - e.g., travel - this gets old really fast and people will be weary of your answer if that is what is most exciting to you

- Do mention instances where you think consulting has had a big impact on a company or industry and why this is important to your decision making process

As to why a particular firm

- Make sure you read up about the firm and it's culture and values. Everyone wants to be told they are special and unique, understand what makes each firm unique

- For example, McKinsey almost always works at the client site because they think it is critical to build sustainable long term relationships in order to be the best consultant, Bain on the other hand typically works from their home office. Similarly McKinsey has a global staffing model and BCG does not etc.

- Go to events and informations sessions to learn more. Firms will tell you what they want to hear, they also want to know you have made the effort to go to events when possible and are genuinely interested. If you do go - make sure you refernce that you went and how it helped you learn about the firm in your answer

- It is always a good idea to talk about the specific people you know at the company and why they helped you in your decision making process and how that matters to you

Hope this helps,

Udayan

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Anonymous replied on Apr 30, 2020

Dear A,

When answering “Why consulting” questions, provide three reasons why you want
to pursue a career in a consulting firm. A general rule is to find the reasons that are
important for you and logically fit everything you have done before (e.g. you want to
grow further in financial services and get exposure to these clients). You can always
use some personal rationale like your experience of working with consultants on a
client side.

Hope it helps,

Best,

André

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Anonymous replied on Aug 17, 2022

Hi there, 

answering honestly is the way to go. Now, your answer must be structured, it has a context and some conclusions, and it must portray you as the best candidate for consulting :-)

Just quickly sharing what I share with my coachee about this particular question, “Why consulting”:

  • Usually, candidates explain what they want to get out of consulting, but, consulting recruitment is extremely competitive with low acceptance rate. It is true, candidate also evaluate the firm they interview with, but the firm is in a stronger position… as a recruiter I want to hear story – evidence - that will acknowledge that you will enjoy the environment in consulting, and you will fit into this job which is different than industry job. I want some reassurance you will be able to handle:
    • VERY fast-paced environment & prioritization: ability to work under pressure, knowing you will never be able to tackle all you would like
    • Enjoying complex problem, no routine work: As you would be working on diverse project, you will never feel comfortable that you dominate the topic, once fixed we go on a new project
    • Able to work many hours and not burn and keep engaged (I would say in average consultants approx. 14 hours a day, how sustainable it is in the long run for you)
    • Resilient and self-confident to face highly demanding environment (facing C-level clients and be surrounded by extremely bright colleague – it is challenging to stand out vs industry job/university)
    • Enjoy facing unknown and ability to cope with ambiguity
    • Open minded and excellent team player 

If you are preparing for the interview, I would recommend to prepare stories and 
1. test with someone from a completely different background to respond few of these questions and test if the person understands you (the best is to let them reply with what they understood).
2. alternatively get a coach and mock for the personal interview, I usually see a bit of Wow effect on coachees from those sessions. 

Good luck, 

Lucie

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Adi
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replied on Mar 01, 2021
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The story of your life is in progress, how does Consulting fit into that story at this stage- type of work, want to stretch yourself, do variety of work, Digital transformation projects etc etc

Also, please search the Q&A forum broadly, as this question has been answered at length in many threads. So plenty of ideas you can pick up.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous X replied on Sep 22, 2019

1. Consulting job is extremely relevant to business school education. It is sort of waste not to apply the business acumen we honed in b-school into any other type of job;

2. Consulting enables people to handle various type of businesses. You'll never get bored easily with such a steep learning curve, or, should I say, learning curves;

3. Consulting offers unlimited career possibilities as a great launchboard, the analytical skills and sector insights might get updated one day, but the problem solving approach, once mastered, is highly transferrable.

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Radu on Oct 12, 2019

My immediate thoughts: these answers are condescending (1), lecturing (2) and selfish (3). I understand what you're going towards but try rewording in the context of the employer's values or job description req's, then put in some examples.

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Tadeus
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updated an answer on Aug 04, 2017
Looking for experienced case partners. Aiming for MBB jobs. Done 100+ cases so far, ~10 with MBB consultants.

Hi Anonymous,

When it comes to the answer length, from my talks with different consultants I have learned that the ideal answer is about 2-3 minutes. More than that and you risk that interviewer will lose focus and won't remember what you have said.

As for other questions, I suggest you to take a look at the bootcamp article on the topic: https://www.preplounge.com/en/bootcamp.php/interview-first-aid/ace-the-personal-fit-interview/the-three-key-questions

Hopefully the article will provide you some guidance on how to approach those common questions.

- Tadeus

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Antonello
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Hi, I confirm it's not an issue at all being a no-MBA candidate. The why consulting question is one of the key prio in your preparation, so I recommend structuring it properly. Additional topics that can be covered in your answer are international projects, top-executive exposure, industries & practices variety, and exceptional colleagues.
 

Best,
Antonello

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Rakan
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My response could serve as a prequel to the sufficient and useful ones you've received so far. It is more philosophical in nature.

This is a great question, although it seems trivial and boring at first. If I may draw the analogy to the movie Karate Kid. Mr Miagi asks the karate kid to clean his house with the "wax on and wax off" movements. Only after it became a habit and after he mastered the movements did the karate kid understand why he was doing it in the first place. Similarly, if you've (1) done sufficient research about consulting as a sector/career, the firms you are applying to, the skill sets you gain, the experiences and exposures you gain, and the people you meet; (2) defined your objectives by working in this field; (3) networked enough with current and ex-consultants, your answer to this question will come very naturally. If you are struggling with responding to this, it is a sign that there is still a knowledge gap against what you know about consulting, your career objectives and your knowledge of the firms and what it really is like.

To answer your other concerns:

1. How long & specific/vivid should an answer be?

Limit your response to under 3 minute. In interviews, you are expected to be able to deliver the message when asked and to do so directly. The response should be personalized although may overlap with general responses. Be specific on how you arrived to that "why". For instance, spoke to 50 people in the firm and loved XYZ about it.

2. Should it be answered in a structured manner as well; i.e. "There are X reasons why I choose consulting / MBB.... First is .... Second is .... "?

Don't over structure the response to these questions. They want to see your natural side as they will be assessing if they'd want to work with you as well. Be structured when solving problems and communicating complex ideas/thoughts. Otherwise be natural yet direct and to the point. There's no harm in being a bit structured.

3. Other things that need to be considered when answering these questions.

This question is more important to you than to the firm. Before assessing how they would view or take your response, it should truly be the right one for yourself. You need to know why, align your personal objectives, pick the right firm, be entirely convinced and happy with your choice and then respond.

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Samuel replied on Mar 08, 2020

You have great and insightful answers here already, but allow me to add my two cents.

As I am learning from FirmsConsulting, the best way to address this question is to show the interviewer how the skills you get from consulting can help you achieve your greatest altruistic purpose in life. Firms are looking for candidates who can see the big picture and can attempt big dreams. If you can make this connection, then you will have answered the question well. That said, some of the common skills that consulting endows you with are problem-solving (analytical), communication, and people management skills. Find how these skills can equip you to, not only transform your life but that of millions of people. Show them that realistic connection.

You are also better off starting your answer by quickly and succinctly describing how you came to know about consulting. A personalized story makes your stand out.

I hope this helps.

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Florian
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Hey there,

The answer is the same for MBAs and non-MBAs.

I always tell my coachees that there are two important criteria to provide strong answers to “why XYZ?” questions.

  1. Be structured in the way you deliver it (top-down, MECE, no rambling, no going in circles)
  2. Be authentic and list a couple of reasons that are true for you (e.g., learning experience, exposure to challenging problems, etc.)

The worst answers to these questions are usually answers that are overly crafted and designed to sound good but carry no personal essence and authenticity.

Don't overthink it!

Cheers,

Florian

 

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Why Consulting?

Henning
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replied on Mar 01, 2021
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Another one - building on Ken - is the ability to work on very high-level and senior topics already at an early stage in your career.

But overall I also agree with his broader point: These reasons should resonate with you. There must be a reason why you're trying to get a job that will make you work 60h or more a weak and in which you'll be travelling so much that you'll hate it. Your answer needs to be genuine, so only you can define what value proposition works for you.

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Anrian
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Hi Yan,

Actually, you should use your personal story, and you MUST avoid those general answers you found online.

In order to be distinctive and remembered, you really have to find a story that unique, genuine, and relevant to consulting. The interviewers have spent a lot of interviews and heard similar reasons over and over again, so if there is a different/distinctive answer (in a positive way) - we would make sure we take care of him/her.

Hope this helps!

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Yan on May 14, 2020

Thank you very much, Anrian.

Originally answered question:

Phrasing a strong answer to "Why consulting"?

V updated an answer on Aug 30, 2019

Hi,

Let me share some thoughts.

  • It's ok if you know your goals and using consulting as a step, nobody expects that you'll be working in consulting whole life.
  • But it's not the best answer if you tell that you don't know what you want. Uncertainty do not characterize you as a strong candidate. So, please think of other personal rationale. For example. you set a goal to become top-manager/ entrepreneur in the future, so you need to develop CEO toolkit. And you believe working in consulting, where you can gain experience in different industries, functions and geographies, is the best way to do it.
  • Think of 2 more other reasons, you should provide 3 reasons why consulting.

Best!
V.

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Anonymous replied on May 14, 2020

Hi Yan,

For sure you can use your own story as long as it makes the logical connection to consulting. It would likely sound a lot more convincing.

My own "why consulting" answer relates to a past experience I had when I was in my pre-MBA job. It had some similarities to consulting. I enjoyed the project a lot and realised that's what I want to do. It works.

Cheers,

Emily

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Why consulting?

Anonymous V replied on Sep 19, 2019

two of the most important things to me are continued learning and creating real-world impact. while research has the ability to achieve both, consulting provides me with an opportunity to delve into industries, problems, and technology that i'm not yet familiar with, in a highly-collaborative environment--something that academic research often falls short on. creating impacts that i can see unfold before my eyes has been the most rewarding experience of all, which all have come from my consulting experiences. it is much more motivating than uncovering an interesting research result that may or may not be impactful

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Why consulting? - Interview answer

Sidi
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replied on Jun 15, 2020
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Hi!

It is actually quite simple. The best possible answer can be crafted in two steps:

Step 1: Define your objectives over a 5-10 years horizon - both career-wise and personal.

Step 2: Think about why and how Consulting/the particular firm can help you achieve these objectives in an optimal way.

Cheers, Sidi

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Anonymous replied on May 14, 2020

Hi Yan,

"Why consulting" is the applicant's chance to differentiate himself/herself from the rest and leave a mark on the interviewer who is probably interviewing 3-4 other applicants on the same day - interviewers hate getting the vanilla answers without a personal flavor.

Go for a personal story! Make it engaging, make the interviewer see the drive/passion you have for this line of business, because "vanilla applicants" don't last long as consultants...

Feel free to reach out if you want to fine-tune the answer or test it out.

I hope this helps,

Khaled

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Anonymous replied on May 14, 2020

Hi Yan,

Using personal story is absolutely fine.

Be sure to run it through someone else to make sure it is:

  1. Believable
  2. Real conections to "Why Consulting"
  3. Demonstrate your relevant experience, skills and character that will make you succeed in consulting
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Why consulting?

Anonymous Y updated the answer on Oct 01, 2019

For several reasons, the most important ones:

  • The fulfilment I get while helping clients with their business challenge
  • The exposure to the various projects, industries and/or sectors
  • The problem solving spirit of the task

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Tailoring "why (insert firm)" answers

Anonymous updated the answer on Sep 11, 2017

Dear Ben,

In my experience, "Why X company" is based solely on your own research and the internal network that you have built (e.g., friends, conversations, experience, etc.)

All companies have its own strategy, strengths, weaknesses, and specific goals either in the short-term or long-term. By doing your research and talking with people, you will find out relevant information that will help you build your customized answer. Determining these differences are important during the interview, especially in MBA or experienced hires.

Some specific examples that come quickly to my mind:

- ATK: Worldwide experience in Procurement and Analytics

- OW / Bain: Financial Institutions and PE

- Simon K.: Revenues

AFTER DETERMINING THE SPECIFICS, A STRONG CANDIDATE WILL LINK THESE SPECIFICS WITH HIS / HER CAREER GOALS OR MOTIVATIONS

I hope this helps.

Hugo

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Ben on Sep 11, 2017

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Ben on Sep 11, 2017

Oops, so... BCG wise (as I see you are a project leader there), would a "Why BCG?" answer along the lines of the following work: Why BCG? Well, the biggest difference I see between BCG and its peers, is that it embraces intellectually challenging problems, seeks the 'best' answer, and is adept at finding creative ways to re-state problems. (Insert example of BCG Perspectives piece, where they compare biological systems with companies/economies, showing some parallels between robust examples of each). I believe these are areas where I thrive and excel. Most of my resume impacts involve either creative problem solving, and/or finding ways to reconstruct a problem in new, insight-providing ways. (insert example; I have a few instances of using creative problem solving, and at least one good example of reconstructing a problem that gaved impactful insight)."

Ben on Sep 11, 2017

Also my initials are BCG, which I'm sure will take me far ;)

Sofia
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Hello,

You don't have to have an MBA to go into consulting! I thought the story you are telling sounds decent as an answer, you might just want to workshop it a bit to speak a bit more to your strengths and skillset, and what from your current field attracted you into consulting.

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Emily
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To be honest your answer sounds like a decent one - albeit your narrative could probably be a bit stronger (more below). First things first though, it's somewhat small minded to think that you have to do an MBA if you want to be a consultant - there are plenty of people at McKinsey who have MDs, JDs - why did they decided to be doctors and lawyers if they became consultants? 

Without knowing what your graduate degree is in, I could imagine that there were two things that the consultant was feeling concerned about:

  1. Why are you not going into a role related to your field of study and what is your narrative? i.e., do you really want to be a consultant? It's great that you want to experience multiple industries and clients - but why? What is it that you've learnt in your studies which has led you to the conclusion that this is the experience that you want to get? For example, I worked in the government before joining McKinsey. I wanted to know what I would learn from the private sector which could have a beneficial impact on the public. There was a coherent narrative to the decisions that I was making. 
  2. Do you have the right skills to be a consultant? What skills have you learnt in your studies which you would use in consulting? What have you done which is problem solving? Analytical? What could you bring to the role?

I'm happy to talk if it'd be helpful - and good luck!

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Why consulting?

Anonymous W replied on Sep 25, 2019

3 reasons

1. Intellect of my coworkers

2. Tackling complex challenges in a variety of different industries

3. Continuously learning

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Lilly Willams on Jan 07, 2020

Fully Agree

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Why did you choose management consulting?

Srihari
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replied on Mar 02, 2017
Former BCG consultant and teacher/adult trainer with experience in US, India, and Middle East

So, the reasons for inhouse would be different than external, for sure. I can first speak to the latter and then give you my assumed thoughts about inhouse.

For strategy/boutique consulting, responses often fall along the following lines (not exhaustive list)

1) Skill development (okay to say you would want to eventually transfer these skills back to some other sector)

2) Working with smart people

3) Very rigorous and intellectually stimulating

4) Opportunity to work across wide range of sectors/geographies, broaden your experiences, etc.

5) Access to high-level thinking based on what you work on, who you work with.

All of the above are general - in your interview, if you can give specific examples, that helps. Maybe talk about a story you heard and why you want that experience/opportunity. I took the route of explaining how I had a very grassroots/operational focus in my prior work in nonprofits, and I wanted to build more analytical, strategic thinking skills. You don't want to put down your prior skills, but showing that you have thought about what you can gain from consulting in a specific way and how that will make you more effective is a nice touch. You can also cite specific really cool work the specific firm has done and show your passion for it -- that's a pretty effective strategy as interviewers love to see specific interest related to their firms.

For inhouse - I'm guessing here you need to demonstrate an interest in the sector/company, combined with a passion for solving problems, etc. The closer you get to a pure industry role, the more you need to do your homework on the company, it's sector, etc.

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Why consulting? - Interview answer

Anonymous replied on Jun 15, 2020

Hi,

I totally agree with what has been said so far but I would add one thing:

If you make a good introduction this question should not be asked !

Indeed, it is important when you present yourself to show the logic of your journey and explain why consulting is the next obvious step. If we ask you this question, it is because your intro was not convincing enough on this dimension.

We can discuss it in PM if you want.

Best

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Why consulting? - Interview answer

Luca
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replied on Jun 15, 2020
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Hello,

SUre, it would be more thank okay. Other good reasons can be:

  • Motivations that consultancy can give, challenging you everyday
  • Quality of people working there, you can learn from

Best,
Luca

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Why consulting?

Ina replied on Aug 07, 2020

- Learning courve

- Project business

- High-pace, dynamic environemnt and implementation of work (compared to industry)

- directly creating impact / changing the clients buisness habits

- Netzwork (different Projects) & international background of people (for international consultancy)

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Anonymous replied on Oct 30, 2022
  1. 60 seconds would be ideal to answer this question
  2. Stick to “reason 1, reason 2, etc.” structure since it is easier to follow for the interviewer
  3. Make sure your answer is genuine and include examples (e.g., I enjoy the steep and continuous learning curve, for example XXXX really impresses me)
     

Hopefully this helps!

Jorn
 

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 22, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

These are the most common questions in that part, and with them interviewer wants to get from your your real motivation on:

  • Do you really want this job?

  • Do you want to become a professional in consulting and why?

  • Do you know about this job and what is your reasons?

  • To assess your persuasion skills

To answer this kind of questions use top down communication: explain the framework and give 2-3 reasons to each point. Make sure you have specific reason for your motivation, they don't contradict with each other and they have real connection to yourself.

To answer specific reason question why this firm - go on their webpage, read how they present themselves, network to get some information from insiders.

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Why consulting?

Carmen replied on Nov 05, 2019

Create Opportunities, make an impact, learn and work with brilliant people

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Why consulting?

Anonymous D2 updated the answer on Dec 03, 2019

1) the steep learning curve. As you work with very driven and bright people, you can learn a lot in a short period of time.

2) the continuously changing environment. No 2 projects are the same, so this job will keep on challenging you.

3) You can really make an impact. Based on the insights that you gained, you can deliver valuable outcomes for the client.

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Why consulting?

Ma'in replied on Oct 16, 2019

I have been working in Consulting for the past 4 years. I love working across different business sectors, solve critical issues that span organizations, and enable organisations with the power of tech.

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Why consulting?

Tom replied on Sep 24, 2019

I´ve always been curious about everything, so trying out different project engamgemnts can really satisfy my need for change and curiosity by simultainiously test my creative problem sovling

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous P replied on Sep 18, 2019

because i enjoy solving problems

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Any tips for the "why consulting" fit question?

Anonymous replied on Aug 19, 2018

Some generic ideas:

  • I want to do work that is intellectually stimulating
  • I want to do impactful work
  • Consulting Toolkit is invaluable – quantitative/qualitative skills (bridging gap), also ability to communicate effectively with senior management

Beyond this, I would note that to give a good answer, it depends on your personal situation. For example, if you are transitioning from a PhD to consulting, your reason for "why consulting" should be focused around what consulting brings you that academia doesn't.

Hope that helps!

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Why did you choose management consulting?

Anonymous L replied on Mar 03, 2017

Can't add much more to Sri's answer, but I chose consulting because:

  • prestige and good income

  • allows me to use and develop my interests and strengths (analysing, problem solving, change management, organizing, presenting, business)

  • variety of working on different projects, with different clients and type of firms

  • help organizations and clients

  • work together with other inspiring and intellectual people

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous M3 replied on Jan 17, 2023

Because I love to work hard and love to do what I love!

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Prabu
Skilled
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I enjoy consulting 

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Javier replied on Jul 10, 2022

Use experience and energy to find actionable strategies to solve problems.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous L3 replied on Apr 07, 2022

I like the challenge of working with new clients, new problems.

I savour the opportunity to work with leading talents in their industries.

The opportunity to grow within my field is very attractive and I believe consulting is the only place to offer the kind of diversity I need on a day to day basis

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Why consulting?

Amer Elmouataz replied on Nov 07, 2021

- seeing things from another angle help to figure out what's behind it and the critical sequences it leads to 

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Why consulting?

Anonymous K3 replied on Jul 22, 2021

First, I strive while improving things and processes around me.

Second, I really like to share knowledge and experience.

Third, I'm eager to learn more, growth and get developed.

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Why consulting?

Duncan replied on Jul 09, 2021
  • Hoogste niveau impact bij verscheidenheid van klanten
  • Nadruk op zelfontwikkeling, aangezien ik het product ben
  • Ruimte om creativiteit te gebruiken, zowel in vraag achter de vraag achterhalen als in de oplossingen (niet proposal-driven)
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Why consulting?

Anonymous J3 replied on Jun 16, 2021

For three main reasons: 

1- The steep learning curve: The opportunity to work and learn from expert people 

2- I will get to work and meet international people with diversed background and experience 

3- The challenging aspect of problem-solving: I thrive in challenging environments 

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Why consulting?

Anonymous I3 updated the answer on Jun 12, 2021

Consulting is a area which deals with diverse set of industries on issues which will equip myself with better knowledge and at the same time help me take up challenging roles wjich gives job satisfaction even though demanding

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Why consulting?

Anonymous F2 updated the answer on Jun 02, 2021

Throughout my studies and career, I strove to attain a holistic view of a company. I actively search for opportunities to learn and have a bias towards action, building on my knowledge, identifying new opportunities and putting them into action.

Coming from an engineering background, consulting offers an ideal next step to build on this knowledge in a vibrant international background with like-minded peers, seeking new challenges and extensively learn about new industries.

I know that in consulting my knowledge and skills will be challenged while working with people on the highest levels of organizations and welcome this opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous H3 replied on May 30, 2021

Learning curve never ends

Great variety of missions, clients etc.

Working with great profiles and great personnalities

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Why consulting?

Anonymous X2 replied on May 26, 2021

1) I like to work on new challenges for different businesses.

I like the challenges posed by consulting jobs and the solutions to the problems are quite unique.

It gives an opportunity to freshly understand a problem and revisit the solution

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Leoni replied on May 23, 2021

Diverse people

different sectors

work with impact

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Why consulting?

Anonymous G3 replied on May 18, 2021

I love problem solving and I want to use my gifts for the greater good. I believe that I would be able to contribute to the company by offering information driven advice.

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Bert Brecht replied on May 08, 2021

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Why consulting?

Anonymous F3 replied on May 03, 2021

the learning opportunities, the people (some of the most interesting and smart individuals) and the lifestyle (fast paced with exposure to tons of new things very often)

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Why consulting?

Valentine replied on Apr 05, 2021

1. Learning curve 2. I will be exposed to many industries 3.I will develop a wide range of versatile skills in a prestigious environment.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous E3 replied on Apr 01, 2021

Analytisch, strukturiert, Zahlen affin

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

jean-Philippe replied on Mar 17, 2021

Because in consulting the learning never go down. I will learn and work with the most brillant peaple in word.

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Why Consulting?

Raj
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Mar 14, 2021
Strategy&| ex-interviewer | 170+ coached over career |95% success @ MBB, S&, RB, LEK, OW, Big4 [SUCCESS STORIES BELOW]

A good answer is specific and personal.

Try to tie the answer to:

  • Your personal ambitions
  • How consulting aligns to your traits and goals
  • What you know about consulting and why that is appealing based on previous experience
  • Mention what you will gain from consulting
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Why consulting?

Anonymous N2 replied on Mar 11, 2021

It is challenging and I can be the best self when in a competitive environment.

I enjoy working on a team.

I like solving complex problems.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous D3 replied on Mar 10, 2021

1. i have experience in consulting as a private equity analyst

2. love dealing with clients and stakeholders

3. i want to leave a mark on this world

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Why consulting?

Anonymous W2 replied on Mar 10, 2021

the best job on earth

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Why consulting?

Abdou Ramane replied on Mar 02, 2021

I have always been a tough problem-solver in my previous position as IT project manager. I love working cross-functional and solving different business issues. I think consulting would be a great fit also because of my interpersonal skills and my team spirit.

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Emmanuel replied on Feb 21, 2021

To develop sustainable solutions for business development

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous A2 replied on Feb 09, 2021

Short answer: Consulting causes change - positive change.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous C3 replied on Feb 02, 2021

1. It is a logical nest step in my career as I am currently working in private sector consulting on projects.

2. Although my employer is one of the best in the public sector, I am attracted by the efficiency private sector companies are well known for

3. the company i am intersted to work with has challenged the industry by its approach to consulting but also challenged its culture by regularly rethinking its recruitment and retainment process, and D&I strategy

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Why consulting?

Anonymous B3 replied on Jan 07, 2021

It is a really challenging enviroment where I have the possibility to challenge myself

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Why consulting?

Karim replied on Dec 20, 2020
Chemical Engineer seeking entry into Management Consulting

Want to be part of key decisions in a variety of interesting industries that have a direct impact on the world

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous Z2 replied on Nov 17, 2020

Personal fit stratigic mindset problem solving, growth

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous V2 replied on Nov 16, 2020

helping people solve problems and do better in the future

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Maximilian replied on Nov 11, 2020

I want to learn about many industries and sectors in a short time. Often there are similar problems and challenges that can be solved and eased when you take expertise from other benchmarking industries to theirs. Consulting companies have both, this overview and deepnes for industries and solutions.

Further, I think it is very exciting to work with many people and on many different projects in a relatively short time. It develops yourself to know what you like, dislike or generally want to stay in consulting for very long-term.

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous O replied on Nov 08, 2020

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Why consulting?

Anonymous Y2 replied on Oct 23, 2020

Personal learning: Deepen my know-how in digital across industries, working with highly ambitious colleagues to further push me, make use of best-practice approaches by internal know-how data base and train myself on strategical questions in C-level cases as well as getting used to communicate to C-level clients.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous R replied on Oct 18, 2020

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Why consulting?

Diana replied on Oct 12, 2020

Because I want to work with like-minded people and diverse people who will challenge me to push myself to be the best version of myself that I can be

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Why consulting?

Anonymous T2 updated the answer on Oct 12, 2020

it is the biggest challenge for the first job you can imagine. talking to CEOs about a new strategy from a "newby" is very hard. everyone grows in situations where you will learn and develop when you are thrown into the deep.

also i want to be able to do something with big and exciting customers. also i want to discover and meet a lot of new people and work together in interesting projects.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous U2 replied on Oct 07, 2020

Just see the answer

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Why consulting?

Gonzalo replied on Sep 16, 2020

For me, these are the key features that I will emphasize for an interview:

Consulting is a sector in which I will have a great opportunity to learn by doing and surrounded by the best experts. Furthermore, the learning curve never ends which means I will develop a vast array of marketable skills in a prestigious environment. Thereby, I will make a strong impact on society by helping clients to tackle their problems in order to improve their performance while I am a member of a dynamic team focused on delivering breakthrough solutions. In other words, my goal is to use my talent to help others and I believe consulting is the best place to achieve it due to the sector´s commitment to excellence.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous S2 replied on Sep 16, 2020

Because I enjoy a continous leraning process and strive to conquer new and challenging tasks on a regular basis. Therefore I would like to work in consulting as I am convinced that this would allow me to work in a environment where ongoing change and and new challenges are provided everyday.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous R2 replied on Sep 05, 2020

It's an area that is getting me really exicited about. I am not a comfort zone person, so I take the risks and really enjoy the challenges. Beacuse I thinks it is teh only way to grow up.

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Why consulting?

Julia replied on Sep 03, 2020

Consulting is something, which helps people and companies in all kinds of areas. As a Consultant you get to know so many topics, industries and people, which helps you improve yourself. You learn new things every day. Furthermore over the time you have so many expertise than you can aanlyse a situation very quickly and help other companies by using the knowledge you already have through other topics.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous U replied on Sep 02, 2020

- Projektarbeit macht mir Spaß

- Neugierde an neuen Themen

- steile Lernkurve

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous replied on Jul 16, 2020

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Why consulting?

Anonymous S replied on Jul 11, 2020

Consulting is an industry that

1. Demands different types of problem-solving skills which helps you develop many skills

2. Provides you an opportunity to work on grand problems

3. Allows you to make industry connections and gain insights

These are the three reasons why I would choose consulting

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Why consulting?

Anonymous Q2 replied on Jun 23, 2020

Having the ability to work for wide range of different industries

Work in a dynamic environment

Develop technical expertises

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Why consulting?

Anonymous P2 replied on Jun 17, 2020

because i like to work in a fast-moving environment and to be faced with new challenges

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Why consulting? - Interview answer

Robert
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replied on Jun 15, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

I am afraid you approach this question from a different (if not to say inccorrect) angle.

The question is not really that much what's in it for - the question is more how exactly can you contribute to the client's and firm's success with everything you bring to the table.

Please consider that consulting is a service business - what's in it for you (variety etc.) is a tertiary factor - the ranking is always 1) client 2) company 3) consultant. So try to align your argumentation also along this hierarchy, and connect your argumentation with specific examples of your past to make it credible (as opposed to generalized statements).

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

Robert

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Why consulting?

Aleksander replied on Jun 08, 2020

Becouse, of:

1. people best industry experts

2. interesting projects from around the world

3. Fast curve of learning

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Why consulting?

Anonymous O2 replied on May 18, 2020

1. Diversity of projects

2. Enhance my soft skills

3. Meet new people

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Why consulting?

Anonymous L2 replied on Apr 27, 2020

Multidisciplinarity

Intelectual curiosity

conneted to international

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Why consulting?

Anonymous N replied on Apr 20, 2020

- Project work

- learning curve

- challenging environment

- c-level exposure

- travel

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Why consulting?

Sascha replied on Apr 20, 2020

Because it gives me the opportunity to work in a diverse and challenging environment

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Mpumelelo replied on Apr 17, 2020

N/A

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Why consulting?

menorca replied on Apr 12, 2020

- Variety of projects

- opportunity to gain experience in different areas and sectors that I want to explore

-immense learning, growth, creativity and collaborative environment which I seek

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Why consulting?

Bingxin
Skilled
replied on Apr 07, 2020

1). 10 years of experience in all functions within the same industry, have learned the wohle perspective of running a business, now it is time to get to know how other indutries work.

2). positive experience as corporate strategist with Consulting firms, execellent and nice ppl

3). go out of comfort zone, expedite learning

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Why consulting?

Alex replied on Mar 17, 2020

1) Consulting gives experience that is unparalled: 1 year in consulting = 3 years industry. The breadth of experience I could gain as a junior consultant is a huge benefit in my eyes.

2) I like to solve problems of any kind, and this work would be highly stimulating and exciting to me. It would be an excellent extension of my education in finance/economics/math to really delve deep into real-world client issues.

3) The environment: I like to be mobile, not just stationary at a desk; and I like working with other like-minded, intelligent, and highly motivated young professionals.

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Why consulting?

Ashwani replied on Mar 13, 2020

I love consulting due to the type of challenges we face in every new project. It gives us a chance to make the sherlock out of us. Also, It provides exposure to different industries and understands the business in a better way, which is not possible working in a particular industry.

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Why consulting?

Mariana
Premium
replied on Feb 28, 2020

I want to have contact with several fields of management

I like fast paced and dynamic work environments

I like to be constantly challenged and forced to be creative

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Why consulting?

Harshit replied on Feb 22, 2020

The biggest reason why I want to pursue a career in consulting is because I want to develop myself personally and professionally. I dream of opening a business someday and would really like to know what kind of problems business owners face and how frequent and hard are these problems and how to overcome problems in the best way possible.

I also like to travel and would love to work around great minds so that I can learn as much as I can so that I can implement those learnings in whatever way possible.

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Why consulting?

Laurent replied on Feb 19, 2020

I choose consulting for my personal development. This would come through exposure to different industries, working on different topics, and different people. The industry exposure will give me a broader understanding of how the business side of the world works, different topics will enhance that by knowing what are the different types of issues companies face today. Working with different people enhance emotional intellgence because you learn to deal with different personality types, working styles, cultures, which makes you easily get along with people you don't know easily, and learn how to get the best from them while giving them your best.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous M2 replied on Feb 17, 2020

To work on diverse range of projects

To work across functions such as marketing,finance, supply chain etc

To accelerate my learning curve as working in consulting comes with a steep learning curve

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Why consulting?

Anonymous T replied on Feb 11, 2020

Dynamic projects, interesting clients, high level of learning

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Why consulting?

Anonymous Q replied on Feb 05, 2020

My interest in consulting it is driven by three key factors to achieve a personal development which I am looking for in this point of my life.

Firstly, the exposure to a greater number of industries would allow me to expand my knowledge to a wider variety of problems, trends and situations.

Secondly, I believe only consulting and investment banking provide young workers with the necessary fundamental skillsets to face problem solving situations. The heritage learnt from these roles can be applied and carried over to every situation in life, being it personal or professional.

Lastly, The exposure to both different individuals and cultures fuels my interests and endless curiosity to understand others perspective, mindsets and points of view. I believe this is the key in leveraging technical skills but also to adapt and appreciate a more open minded mindset.

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Why consulting?

Gerben replied on Feb 04, 2020

Because I love learning new things, like to be challenged intellectually, and want to work on cases that have a real impact on the world around me. Also, having smart colleagues to work with is really stimulating.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous J2 replied on Feb 04, 2020

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Why consulting?

Anonymous H2 replied on Jan 30, 2020

help company and business grow.

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous I2 replied on Jan 29, 2020

I like to fire people!

- Maybe not the best answer

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Why consulting?

Anonymous K2 replied on Jan 28, 2020

I want to better understand strategic goals, work on/learn about many different industries, and use data to drive ambiguous problems

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous G2 replied on Jan 17, 2020

learning, people, travel

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Why consulting?

Anonymous M replied on Jan 06, 2020

I want to get into consulting for two reasons: creating true impact and developing personally.

1. I believe that as a consultant I'm in the unique position to help clients on a top level in overcoming their current business challenges, thus creating benefit for them and having a true impact in my work.

2. Intertwined with 1. is the chance to gather deep insights into varius businesses and industries and growing as a person. That helps again in improving in my daily work and achieving 1.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous B2 replied on Jan 02, 2020

Diverse teams

Problem Solving

Variety of Work

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Why consulting?

Nirmal replied on Dec 14, 2019

The most important reasons will be a) to help our clients with disruptive growth, both revenue and profits b) simplify the prospects, opportunities and challenges framework within a complex multilayered, multi-geography organization and c) develop talent within for sustainable growth of our organization

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Why consulting?

Christina replied on Dec 13, 2019

- get to know different industries and companies in a short period of time

- challenging tasks

- learning curve

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous E2 replied on Dec 10, 2019

steep learning curve

competitive team environment

curiosity

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Anonymous C2 replied on Nov 24, 2019

why not

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Originally answered question:

Why consulting?

Alvaro replied on Nov 17, 2019

My internship last summer, where I worked directly with a client, showcased my interest in consulting. During my time there, I was able to work closely with a client to understand their problem in depth, propose a solution and finally build that idea it myself as part of a team! I greatly enjoyed the whole process: initially understanding the problem and getting to its root cause; then thinking about solutions to it, sometimes crazy ideas and finally building one of these ideas. As such, in one sentence, I greatly enjoyed solving a problem with a small team that would make a client succed.

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Why consulting?

Anonymous A replied on Nov 06, 2019

I want to work with large companies and solve problems. I like how every day is different and there is a wide variety of work in the consulting industry.

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Why consulting?

Lea replied on Oct 26, 2019

Never ending learning curve

impact

exposition to the client and senior

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Why consulting?

Antoine replied on Oct 17, 2019

Working in consulting is the best way to pursue a generalistic and complete business formation within excellent teams which works with top management staff from the very various companies the firm may work with, to work within a dynamic and demanding environment and finally to tbenefit from the international and mobile characteristic of the assignments.

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Anonymous Z replied on Oct 14, 2019

- solve different types of problems for clients

- collaborate with representatives from international companies

- help companies achieve the best results in the long run

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Why consulting?

Aiste replied on Oct 11, 2019

Collaborative environment, exoansidng my intellectual capacity with endless learning opportunities, achieving real change

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Why consulting?

Lala replied on Oct 09, 2019

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Why consulting?

b replied on Oct 06, 2019

Personal growth and development

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Why consulting?

Omar replied on Sep 28, 2019

i like the idea of consulting since it uses logic

didnt like my major

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Why consulting and why M/B/B?

Guennael
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replied on Nov 18, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

That's exactly what you need to figure out for yourself and convince your interviewer of. Good luck!

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