When I was looking for a job out of college, I knew that travelling was of particular importance to me. I wanted to be able to see and experience a lot of new places while also having a job that was challenging and offered a lot of options for after. Management Consulting was probably the only job that could fit all of these criteria. When I joined McKinsey, I travelled a lot. One of the first things I did was talk to my staffing manager and let them know that travelling was
As an undergrad I quickly built up a decent idea of what I wanted from my career: a job that was prestigious, fast-paced, well paying and stimulating. After doing my research it looked like there were mainly two career-paths that fit what I wanted quite well: Consulting and investment banking. Ultimately I decided to choose consulting (eventually taking an offer from McKinsey & Co). Here are the top five reasons why: Hours It’s no secret that the life of an investment banker
What I learnt over my time in consulting is that there's no such thing as a typical day; there are days when all you do is crunching numbers on your excel models and days when so many things happen that you see more than a normal person would not see in a whole week. This is the good and the bad of consulting: no routine, no boredom on one side, stress to reinvent yourself everyday on the other. What's clear to me talking to many people who wants to join consulting or at leas
StartFragment Strong analytical and logical skills are a prerequisite for basically every consulting companies, therefore showing strong quantitative skills is a prerequisite to get any consulting job offer. In this article, I’ll go through the 6 most common math errors happening during consulting interviews and I will provide some suggestions on how to avoid them. During my time as a recruiter for McKinsey I’ve been so often surprised in seeing how badly some of the candidat
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