Top ten resume writing tips for consultants

This post will help you write and shape your resume for management and strategy consulting jobs by giving you the top ten best resume writing tips. Your resume is your personal marketing material for landing an interview. You should be thinking of it as one of the tools in your portfolio in addition to networking and recruiting … Read more

How to get a job in management and strategy consulting – Part 1: Undergrads

This will be the first of a series of posts on how to get a job in management consulting. You can find the remainder of this series of posts in the Getting In category. We encourage the readers to submit their question about recruiting in the forum, we review and answer the posts periodically. There … Read more

From Lehman to McKinsey – Is it possible?

The banking industry is going through a turmoil (WSJ Article on Lehman, Merrill and AIG) with marquee names filing for bankruptcy or being sold at fire sale prices due to the shaky credit practices and the demise of the credit based securities. Many bankers are fleeing to other industries, such as hedge funds and private … Read more

Top ten must have travel gear for the new consultant

Starting out as a consultant? Having the right gear can save you a lot of headache and increase your productivity during travel. Below are my favorites: 1. Roll aboard bag If you plan on staying in consulting more than a couple years, it is worthwhile to invest in a good roll aboard bag. You should make sure … Read more

Crack the case interviews – What’s the right mindset?

Through networking and applications you landed your interview. Your interview with your dream firm is coming up and you want to crack the case. Here’s an innovative approach to put you in the right mindset. We encourage the readers to submit their question about interviews in the forum, we review and answer the posts periodically. … Read more

Consulting title wars

Consulting firms have well defined titles but it is hard to compare them across firms. If you checked out my posts on levels and responsibilities in management consulting firms and consulting salaries, you may be wondering how titles in my posts correspond to titles in different firms. Below is an attempt to map lingo … Read more

Myths about management consulting

In this post, we dispel or confirm some myths about the profession, here we go: Management consultants are useless:they tell us things that we already know in a fancy presentation Debatable, it is true that the client usually knows their business better than a consultant. Consultant brings expertise on a particular area, e.g. M&A, Marketing. … Read more

I-Banking or Management Consulting?

So, you’re coming out of [name your favorite top MBA program here] with tons of student loans and want to get a high paying job. Most of friends are either going to banking or consulting, and you’re not sure what to do. If you cannot decide between I-Banking vs. Consulting, it means you don’t know … Read more

How much do management consultants make?

This is a burning question for many who would like to enter the profession and those who have an offer and would like to compare it to other firms. The good news about comparing one offer to another firm’s is that the labor market for consulting is efficient. So, in general, your offers reflect what … Read more