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Management Consulting Jobs: Wanna be a strategy consultant?
Written by Sameer Kamat
Management consulting jobs are very popular among MBA graduates for the intellectual stimulation, the exciting projects and the mouth-watering salaries that the industry offers. You’ll get to work with top-notch professionals and extremely talented colleagues from across the globe. You’ll also rub shoulders with the senior management (often CEO/CFO level professionals) and develop fantastic networks that can propel your career northwards.
Strategy consulting firms are constantly looking for fresh talent to grow their business. But they won’t lower their standards just to fill those positions. It’s an industry that’s extremely tough to break into – if you do not have the right aptitude/skills, the right job-hunting approach and most importantly the right contacts.
If you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy of ‘Business Doctors: Management Consulting Gone Wild‘. It’s a regular masala novel about a management consultanting job that took a bizarre turn.
It’s a fun story around a twisted concept, not a how-to guide to get a consulting job. But it does have insights about various industries that you’ll probably never come in contact with.
Coming back to our main topic, top-tier management consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain and the Boston Consulting Group (and a whole lot of boutique consulting companies) get thousands of applications each year from undergrads & postgrads in all disciplines (not just from MBA graduates). The best management consulting books in the market sell like hot cakes. But theory isn’t enough.
The consulting interview is very different from the regular job interview. Case Study interviews and ‘guesstimation’ questions are the norm for such interviews. Candidates who approach it in a systematic manner and put in a lot of practice are more likely to get in.
At MBA Crystal Ball, we thought we could make a difference to a select few high-potential candidates in their quest for these hard-to-land management consulting jobs. If you are hoping to get into strategy consulting, operations consulting or any other niche domain within the industry (like corporate finance consulting), get in touch with us.
We’ll evaluate your profile and provide you with the knowledge, tools and techniques using our proprietary assessment and training methodology. We’ll help you build a strong foundation which you can build upon, in your quest for that coveted role. Your mentor will be a former McKinsey consultant (and recruiter) who’s been there done that.
Interested? Check this out — Management consulting jobs
Disclaimer: We are not a placement agency and we do not have any formal association or commercial arrangement with these consulting companies. We use our expertise and insights to help you put your best foot forward and avoid the mistakes most candidates make.