Which schools do management consulting firms recruit from?

Management consulting firms are pretty selective about which schools they recruit from. The higher the prestige of the firm is, the more exclusive school they hire from. E.g. a firm like McKinsey, Bain, BCG would likely only hire from top schools in the US and a few select top international schools. In general, it is … Read more

Why do consulting companies perform case interviews?

The interview process for consulting companies is unique. They cover a variety of types of interviews: Fit questions, brainteasers and of course, business cases. The interviews process and the structure they follow have a predictable pattern across consulting companies. One of critical elements of the interviews is the business case. The goal of the business case is to test your problem-solving and communication skills … Read more

Secret to work life balance in management consulting

Management consulting is a no doubt a demanding career choice. You will be expected to work long hours, meet deadlines, deal with changing client priorities. In addition to client work, consultants are expected to recruiting efforts, contribute to the firm’s knowledge capital and be good firm citizens. Then, there is travel. Chances are you will … Read more

Top 10 consulting resume mistakes to avoid

If you are preparing your resume for a consulting job, make sure you do not make these 10 costly mistakes. It is amazing how many people fall into these traps that raise red flags that can eliminate you right away. The purpose of building your consulting resume is the to get through the screening to get … Read more

The ultimate guide to the case study frameworks for consulting case interviews

Learning different business frameworks can be daunting when you are preparing for management consulting interviews: 3C’s, 4P’s, SWOT, 2×2, Five forces, STP. Which framework should you learn and when should you use them? Here is our ultimate guide to the business case frameworks for consulting case interviews. In addition to the great guide below, be … Read more

What do management and strategy consultants do on a typical week?

Many of you asked us this question: What do management and strategy consultants do on the job? Here is what a typical week looks like for most consultants complete with illustrations! Hopefully this gives you an idea about what to expect on the job. It is written from the perspective of a junior team member, … Read more

22 best free resources for management and strategy consulting jobs

Hi everyone, based on your requests, we decided to compile a comprehensive list of all the different free management and strategy consulting jobs resources. This will serve as a guide for our community and will direct you to the best resources on finding the job, getting your resume and ready, applying for jobs and acing … Read more