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The consulting interview process decoded

Congrats! You have made it past the screening stage and have been invited to the interviews, which means you fared better than roughly 80% of all applicants so far. Now, your case interview skills will be put to the test. However, before you can dive into case interview preparation, you should know how the interview…
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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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How to prepare for consulting case interviews

When you start out with case interview preparation, the process might seem tedious and complicated. In order to make the best out of your preparation in terms of progress and efficiency, follow these three guidelines below:   Keep the preparation short and concise We are advocates of short but intense case interview preparation. As with everything…
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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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9 practical tips to survive your first months as a consulting analyst

Starting to work as an entry-level consultant in a tier 1 firm can be an overwhelming experience. Usually, after a week’s training, you are already on your way to your first client and will be handed over your own workstream or work packages by your team. From now on you will have full responsibility to…
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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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