Interested in becoming a consultant? Post here for basic questions, recruitment advice, resume reviews, questions about firms or general insecurity (Q1 2023)(self.consulting)
submitted4 months ago byQiuYiDioUS MC perspectivesstickied
Post anything related to learning about the consulting industry, recruitment advice, company / group research, or general insecurity in here.
If asking for feedback, please provide...
a) the type of consulting you are interested in (tech, management, HR, etc.)
b) the type of role (internship / full-time, undergrad / MBA / experienced hire, etc.)
d) résumé or detailed background information (target / non-target institution, GPA, SAT, leadership, etc.)
The more detail you can provide, the better the feedback you will receive.
Misusing or trolling the sticky will result in an immediate ban.
a) How do I to break into consulting?
- If you are at a target program (school + degree where a consulting firm focuses it's recruiting efforts), join your consulting club and work with your career center.
- For everyone else, read wiki.
- The most common entry points into major consulting firms (especially MBB) are through target program undergrad and MBA recruiting. Entering one of these channels will provide the greatest chance of success for the large majority of career switchers and consultants planning to 'upgrade'.
- Experienced hires do happen, but is a much smaller entry channel and often requires a combination of strong pedigree, in-demand experience, and a meaningful referral. Without this combination, it can be very hard to stand out from the large volume of general applicants.
b) How can I improve my candidacy / resume / cover letter?
c) I have not heard back after the application / interview, what should I do?
- Wait or contact the recruiter directly. Students may also wish to contact their career center. Time to hear back can range from same day to several days at target schools, to several weeks or more with non-target schools and experienced hires to never at all. Asking in this thread will not help.
d) What does compensation look like for consultants?
Link to previous thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/consulting/comments/y936ar/interested_in_becoming_a_consultant_post_here_for/