February 2012

Ace the Case

To ace the case interview, it’s important to understand what the interviewer is looking for in candidates and to be able to demonstrate those skills under the pressure of a real interview. As a former McKinsey case interviewer, I find that most candidates fail to ace the case due to one of two reasons – [...]

Management Consultant

Spanning across private and public sectors, management consultants help businesses solve complex problems. They take a structured approach towards understanding and addressing common challenges that a company might face. Putting the entire profession into one sentence is difficult because consultants work on a wide range of problems. Their aim is to provide effective solutions that [...]

Consulting Salary

You may have heard that management consulting salaries are often superior to industry salaries. As a data-driven aspiring consultant, you can find some more specific consulting salary figures below. To put the compensation premium offered to management consultants in proper context, this articles presents: 1) Consulting salaries at the top three firms — McKinsey / [...]

Oh the Linsanity! Lessons in Managing Your Career

Over the last 10 days or so, a truly remarkable success story has emerged involving a young Harvard graduate with an economics degree named Jeremy. It is a remarkable and largely unexpected success story with lessons that you can apply to your life and career. Let me explain. In most fields being a Harvard grad [...]

Management Consulting

  Management Consulting is the business of analyzing and offering solutions to complex problems within an organization. This is a valuable service because consultants can offer an outside, unbiased perspective to the problem and devote their full attention to solving it. In today’s competitive business environment, many companies are looking for unique ways to grow [...]

Management Consultant with an Accent?

Question: Cosentino’s book has a brief but thoughtful section on international students which centers around communication skills. I’m an American citizen but grew up in a South American country. I immigrated to the U.S. when I was 17 and still have an accent, though mild, after 10 years. My English grammar and vocab is well [...]