What I often find when working with aspiring management consultants is that 100% of their efforts are focused on the case interview portion of the recruitment process. While I would argue that this is indeed the most difficult part of recruiting, one cannot disregard the other phases. You have to earn an interview before all of that case preparation even comes into play! In my experience, being selected for an interview has two main components—how well you’ve networked with t
You’ve worked so hard to land your dream management consulting job, and now you walk into the office on your first day. Likely you’re excited, eager to learn, and honestly a little nervous. When I walked into Bain & Co. for my first day as a full-time employee, I was no different. I wanted to stand out in my first year and set myself up for success in this job; thankfully I received valuable advice to do so from my business mentors. I’ve detailed their tips below, and hopeful
We all know it’s smart to ask questions about a career during recruiting; however, when I was recruiting with the Big 3, I often found it difficult to balance showing that I was truly committed to consulting while getting answers to some of my trickier questions. One of these questions was if it would be possible to carry on a social life while pursuing a management consulting career. I had built lots of strong friendships in college and had been involved in a number of “extr
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