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Consulting Industry in the UK

consulting recruiting
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 17, 2024) is from:
Krithika
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Top-tier Life Sciences Case Interview Coach| MBA2026 LBS Admit | Consulting Expert
Krithika
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gave the best answer on Apr 17, 2024
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With the consulting industry facing challenges due to broad cuts across Tier 1 and Tier 2 firms, including MBB, it's a bit of a mixed bag in terms of hiring. I've heard from contacts that McKinsey, for instance, is curr ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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7-month tenured BA

BIG3 communication consulting MBB top tips
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 19, 2024) is from:
Iman
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Systemiq | Ex-BCG | 10 years experience with 8+ specialising in sustainability | Free Intro | Ex-PrepLounge candidate
Iman
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gave the best answer on Apr 19, 2024
Systemiq | Ex-BCG | 10 years experience with 8+ specialising in sustainability | Free Intro | Ex-PrepLounge candidate
You will get better with clear feedback from others and through practice. A couple of questions for you to reflect on: a) Are you struggling with the verbal part of top-down communication in a PS or also with written co ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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Monitor Deloitte Interview

Deloitte Monitor Interview
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 17, 2024) is from:
Krithika
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Top-tier Life Sciences Case Interview Coach| MBA2026 LBS Admit | Consulting Expert
Krithika
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gave the best answer on Apr 17, 2024
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I dont have direct experience with Deloitte's interview process but based on having done similar interviews in the past and the short prep time, I dont think visual slides are expected.  Based on the typical format for ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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Additional exercises for Final Round Interview at Bain

Bain Bain & Company Case Interview Final Round Partner Interview
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 17, 2024) is from:
Cenan
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Expert interview coach and mentor | Strategy&, PwC UK and Germany
Cenan
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gave the best answer on Apr 17, 2024
Expert interview coach and mentor | Strategy&, PwC UK and Germany
Hi there, I would focus on the feedback and practice structuring cases. A poor structure sets you back from the start and can make it very difficult to solve a case. One common mistake most people do is trying to memori ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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MBB in Dubai

application process Bain & Company BCG consulting dubai McKinsey
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
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Cristian
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#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Apr 17, 2024
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Adelina,  Happy to provide a perspective on this since about a third of my candidates focus on ME (esp Dubai & Riyadh) and have helped with getting several offers in the region in the past weeks.  First of all - it' ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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What are the odds I can make a successful pivot into MBB consulting?

Application Bain & Company BCG graduate program MBB McKinsey recruiting strategy consulting
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 23, 2024) is from:
Kevin
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McKinsey | PhD in Biostats
Kevin
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gave the best answer on Apr 23, 2024
McKinsey | PhD in Biostats
Hi there, It sounds like you're approaching this pivot with a great deal of thought and strategic planning, which is exactly the right way. You're right — at least for McKinsey, you will likely apply as a full-time Busi ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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Prep Interview Day

Interview Experience
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
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Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.500+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ interviewoffers.com) | Ex BCG | 10Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Apr 23, 2024
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.500+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ interviewoffers.com) | Ex BCG | 10Y+ Coaching
Hi Cindy, Q: I am interested in the best strategies to handle a full interview day (9 am - 5 pm) with other candidates. Any experiences and tips?  You can find some tips below: Mental attitude: It’s great if you get the ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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Is my window for consulting closing?

Recruiting timeline
Most recent answer on Apr 23, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 17, 2024) is from:
Krithika
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Top-tier Life Sciences Case Interview Coach| MBA2026 LBS Admit | Consulting Expert
Krithika
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gave the best answer on Apr 17, 2024
Top-tier Life Sciences Case Interview Coach| MBA2026 LBS Admit | Consulting Expert
I understand your concerns about the right time to apply for consulting positions and how your entrepreneurial and professional experiences might impact your applications. Here's some insight based on my own career path ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 23, 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
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Is it possible to transition into MBB for a person in their 30s? (details below)

Entrepreneurship Experienced MBB recruiting
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 21, 2024) is from:
Nish
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Ex BCG | MBB | Tier 2 | Building a Problem Solving Mindset | 6yrs of Consulting experience in Asia & Europe
Nish
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gave the best answer on Apr 21, 2024
Ex BCG | MBB | Tier 2 | Building a Problem Solving Mindset | 6yrs of Consulting experience in Asia & Europe
Hi Ronaq Short answer is yes, its possible for a person in their 30s to transition into MBB. I joined BCG a month after my 30th birthday :) You have a stellar background and my recommendation would be the following in d ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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Differences between the roles in McKinsey and Bain

analyst associate consultant business analyst Career Advising career progression consultant consultants consulting consulting firms junior associate
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 21, 2024) is from:
Cristian
Expert
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Cristian
Expert
gave the best answer on Apr 21, 2024
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
I fully understand the concern. Honestly, the best way to address it is to speak directly with the recruiter.  That's because there are also differences between role ‘hierarchies’ between regions. For instance, some reg ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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CV structure

CV review Structure
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 22, 2024) is from:
Iman
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Systemiq | Ex-BCG | 10 years experience with 8+ specialising in sustainability | Free Intro | Ex-PrepLounge candidate
Iman
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gave the best answer on Apr 22, 2024
Systemiq | Ex-BCG | 10 years experience with 8+ specialising in sustainability | Free Intro | Ex-PrepLounge candidate
Hi there, a few tips: Highlight your specific contribution: I would start the bullet point with key words describing your specific role/module within the project, and describe the project later in the sentence. “Support ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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What are you not proud of?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Mar 24, 2020) is from:
Daniel
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McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Daniel
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gave the best answer on Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Here is your chance to talk about your failures. Essentially, failure experience is regarded very positively by MBB: if you failed, you took risks, i.e. you have proven your entrepreneurial nature. So, do not be afrai ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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Missed feedback call post interview (MBB)

Bain BCG MBB McKinsey
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 17, 2024) is from:
Kevin
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McKinsey | PhD in Biostats
Kevin
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gave the best answer on Apr 17, 2024
McKinsey | PhD in Biostats
This is certainly not ideal because these firms value professionalism a lot. That said, the impact is largely dependent on how you handled the situation. Did you promptly apologize to the firm explaining why you missed ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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Recruitment Season

doha MBA graduate recruiting Saudi Arabia South Africa
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 22, 2024) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.500+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ interviewoffers.com) | Ex BCG | 10Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Apr 22, 2024
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Hi there, Q: I would like to know when is the recruitment season for MBB offices in South Africa, Doha, and Saudi Arabia. They should have it reported on their sites; if that’s not the case, the only option would be to ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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I am unable to understand this revenue stream for VISO

VISO
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 21, 2024) is from:
Nish
Expert
Ex BCG | MBB | Tier 2 | Building a Problem Solving Mindset | 6yrs of Consulting experience in Asia & Europe
Nish
Expert
gave the best answer on Apr 21, 2024
Ex BCG | MBB | Tier 2 | Building a Problem Solving Mindset | 6yrs of Consulting experience in Asia & Europe
Hi Trishanan I understand why the term negative balance can be confusing. However in the context of the case, it refers to ‘unpaid credit card dues’ on average per customer for the year. This ‘negative balance’  is on a ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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What is the passing threshold for Casey the Chatbot?

advanced degree BCG BCG Case Interview Boston Consulting Group
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 21, 2024) is from:
Francesco
Expert
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.500+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ interviewoffers.com) | Ex BCG | 10Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Apr 21, 2024
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.500+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ interviewoffers.com) | Ex BCG | 10Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: How is the passing threshold for Casey determined? The bar to pass is not publicly available but it is possible to infer what should be the passing score for the Casey part. Please feel free to PM me for mo ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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How much time do I have access to material with premium?

Premium Membership
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 20, 2024) is from:
Cristian
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#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Cristian
Expert
gave the best answer on Apr 20, 2024
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
The difference is that with the first one, you have a premium membership for a week, whereas with the other one, you have a premium membership for 6 weeks. Or? Do you have something else in mind?
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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Company Culture: McKinsey, BCG, Bain

Bain BCG company culture McKinsey
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 22, 2024) is from:
Iman
Expert
Systemiq | Ex-BCG | 10 years experience with 8+ specialising in sustainability | Free Intro | Ex-PrepLounge candidate
Iman
Expert
gave the best answer on Apr 22, 2024
Systemiq | Ex-BCG | 10 years experience with 8+ specialising in sustainability | Free Intro | Ex-PrepLounge candidate
I completely agree with Cristian's comment.  I did an internship at Bain (Singapore office), worked full time at BCG (Malaysia office) for a couple years, and now have been at Systemiq (UK office) for 4 years (Systemiq ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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What’s the career path at EY Consulting

career Career Advising career progression EY
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 22, 2024) is from:
Alberto
Expert
Ex-McKinsey Associate Partner | +15 years in consulting | +200 McKinsey 1st & 2nd round interviews
Alberto
Expert
gave the best answer on Apr 22, 2024
Ex-McKinsey Associate Partner | +15 years in consulting | +200 McKinsey 1st & 2nd round interviews
Hi there, Typical EY career path is the following: Consultant Senior Consultant Manager Senior Manager Director Partner Check with your recruiting contact how the role you are applying fit in the EY career path. Best, A ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 22, 2024 on Apr 22, 2024
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Naming a consultant in job announcement

MBB
Most recent answer on Apr 22, 2024
The best answer (on Apr 20, 2024) is from:
Kevin
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McKinsey | PhD in Biostats
Kevin
Expert
gave the best answer on Apr 20, 2024
McKinsey | PhD in Biostats
Hi there! Congrats on getting the offer! If the person you are considering acknowledging publicly is currently employed by an MBB firm, it's a good idea to give them a heads-up. As a firm employee, there may be restrict ... (read entire answer)
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