How to Become a Senior Management Consultant

  The career paths leading to a position of senior management consultant are more varied. This article intends to illustrate this point. Three Paths to Becoming a Senior Management Consultant Obviously, the shortest path to becoming a senior consultant is definitely to start with … being a junior consultant. But it is not the easiest path seen selectivity at consulting ...

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Why Aim for a Large Management Consulting Firm?

  Why aim for a large management consulting firm? This article aims to give you elements of reflection to feed your decision-making prior to your recruitment process, but also to give you ideas to incorporate into your personal presentation during the fit interview. All the candidates apply in different categories of firms, large and small. In the interviews, do not be overly ...

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Should You Choose a Specialized or a Generalist Consulting Firm ?

  When the motivation to become a consultant becomes tangible for you, the first thing to do is to clarify your professionnal project. Choosing a career in a specialized consulting firm or in a generalist firm is an arbitration that will impact the rest of your career. I speak not only of your sending your CV and cover letter, but ...

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How a Generalist Consulting Firm Could Be the Key to Your Future Career

  The generalist consulting firms are likely to professionally open many doors. Through this site, I aim to provide practical information regarding strategy consulting. Of course, I also sell my training and my books, but I’m fully independant from any firm.     The last thing I want is to see is a candidate heading to consulting without a minimum of ...

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Why and How to Begin a Career in an Internal Consulting Firm or a Large Group?

  Consulting careers are not limited to those in “external consulting firms.” External consulting firms come first to mind when you think about “consulting.” Whether McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, Accenture, etc., all the great consulting firm names are external consulting firms.     Put yourself in a client’s shoes, in the shoes of consulting services buyers. It is in their interest ...

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Why it is Important Not to Target Only the Best Consulting Firms

  Why is it important not to target only the best consulting firms? One of the first questions I ask candidates during my coaching sessions and seminars is very simple: “What are your targeted firms?” When the response is limited to, “McKinsey, BCG and/or Bain,” I know that the process of preparation that I give will destabilize the candidate. Why?     The reason is simple: ...

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The Key Things to Know About “Boutiques” – Small Consulting Firms

  The term “boutique” applies to consulting firms of where the staff is of modest size. These firms are typically SMEs with a maximum of 20 consultants. These consulting firms are not structured in terms of internal organization. Because of their small size, they usually do not have departments or practices. Similarly, their support services to consultants are weak or non-existent. ...

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Brain Teasers Can Require Some Maths

This brain teaser is extracted from my book on how to succeed the first round of interview in consulting firms.   You need to be well organized to avoid double and triple counts. Counting the figures by structuring the reasoning by base (1, 10, 100) is possible but takes a long time. A trick is to quantify the following proposal: how many numbers ...

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Brain Teasers Can Require To Think As A Management Consultant

Firstly, if you aim at McKinsey and if you have already trained on the PST, you know that the correct answer for such a statement is not “enough data to respond.” Why?     First of all, because nothing in the statement specifies that you have matches! Then we get to the heart of the matter. We should beware of ...

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