Become a Strategy Consultant

The first question I ask candidates who want to become a strategy consultant is, “Why strategy rather than other niches in consulting?” It is essential for a candidate of your level to have a career plan that does not rely on buzz and prestige. Even if you are not motivated by prestige, it will be necessary at some point – ...

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Preparation for the case studies: how to well understand the specific expectations of your examiners during the interviews in the consulting firms ?

attentes des études de cas

    One of the most critical steps when preparing for the case studies within the consulting firms, is to exactly understand what are the examiner’s expectations. You already know that your prestation will be examined from every angle in order to evaluate your performance under a large number of parameters – between 15 and 20 according to the firms. ...

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5 failure factors that you absolutely have to avoid during your case studies

étude de cas échec

The reasons explaining the failures in the consulting case studies are multiples. But we know Pareto, that works very well in consulting also, so let’s concentrate on the most classic and the most impacting ones.     Starting your case study with a deficit of credibility   This error results from a wrong preparation in the recruitment process of consulting ...

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All you Need to Know about Recruitment and Internships at Deloitte

So right away let me say, if you aim the standards of recruitment of McKinsey or BCG, you’ll fly over your interviews with Deloitte. The case study is used, but this test is much less structured and quantitative than in top tier strategy and management consulting firms.   Recruiting Process at Deloitte   Recruiting at Deloitte focuses much more on ...

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What a Candidate Should Know About Deloitte

  Deloitte’s headquarters is in New York. The firm has 182,000 employees around the world with a little more than 6,000 in France. But these figures relate, as well as the audit advisory activities. If we focus on consulting, Deloitte Strategy & Organization is the department to focus on. This department has more than 2,000 consultants in the United States distributed ...

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Culture and Life after Deloitte

  One of the first options after Deloitte? Just stay at Deloitte! Indeed the company offers many opportunities to work in other offices in other practices, etc. Most competitors in management consulting and strategy can’t offer their consultants such a variety of firm output options.   After Deloitte   To facilitate its career management, Deloitte recommends applicants to aim for ...

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What a Candidate Should Know About The Boston Consulting Group

  The Boston Consulting Group is headquartered in Boston in the United States. It has just over 6,000 consultants worldwide distributed in 45 countries in 81 offices. Revenues generated by BCG almost reach the $4 billion per year. The History of The Boston Consulting Group   The consulting firm Boston Consulting Group was founded in 1963 by Bruce Henderson. The ...

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Recruitment and interviews at Boston Consulting Group

  Boston Consulting Group recruitment is highly selective. We are in the top tier category, which means that less than 5% of applicants get an offer. I speak of the candidates who were invited to the interviews!   Recruiting process: interviews at Boston Consulting Group   In France, the process is spread over three rounds each consisting of two interviews. ...

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Boston Consulting Group career paths

  In the United States, recruitment is different from what we see in France. Across the Atlantic, graduates who have no MBA are recruited as Associates; they work with the firm for two to three years before starting their Master. It is very difficult to become a consultant without an MBA in the United States. In France, the young graduates ...

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