Category: Application

How to prepare for the McKinsey digital assessment

McKinsey now wants you to save the world BY building a reef or saving a species before getting an offer with the Firm. We reported recently on the new McKinsey digital assessment gamification tool here. Now we want to go deeper and tell you a bit more about the novel recruitment tool and how to…
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McKinsey’s new digital assessment gaming tool

McKinsey and Company is notoriously known as the employer with the world’s toughest interviewing process. The McKinsey interview is feared by most consulting applicants with only 1% securing a job offer. And recently, the Firm has added a new twist to it. It launched a new assessment tool in their recruiting process, which they call…
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Consulting internship vs. full-time application

Do you want to apply for an internship or a full-time role? Or is your goal to apply for an internship to be extended a full-time offer in the end? What are the differences? What are your chances to succeed? We will answer these questions in today’s post. Same, same but different The process for…
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Deadly mistakes you need to avoid when preparing and sending the application

There a million ways you screw up your application. Below are the most common we have seen. Please don’t repeat them. 🙂   Preparing the application documents Missing or faulty contact information such as phone number, email address and potentially LinkedIn profile. Make sure it’s there and accurate. Phony spelling and grammar. Triple check everything…
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How to comeback after a failed application or interview

Have you applied with a firm and failed either at the screening stage or the interview stage? Worry not if you are still committed to land the consulting gig of your dreams – more often than not you will be given a second chance after a while. In fact, you will find that quite a…
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Apply the right way: how to increase your chances to get to the interviews

Once you have familiarized yourself with the consulting employer of your choice, built a relationship with the firm through event participation and networking and have compiled your application, it’s time to send it out. To maximize your chances of passing the screening stage, you have to be strategic about it by applying four general principles:…
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Become a consulting networking ninja and get your name out there

Getting into consulting is rough, making it at a top-tier firm is even harder with approximately 1-3% of applicants making the cut and getting an offer. One crucial hurdle is the screening stage, in which 60-80% of screened applications will be rejected based on CV/ resume or cover letter. Jumping the queue and actually making…
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Understand the consulting application process and its obstacles

You want to apply for your dream job in consulting? You pursue either an internship or a full-time position? You come straight from university or you want to switch professions? Congrats! You have chosen to work in a very demanding yet rewarding profession. I am sure that you have it in you to land an…
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