How to Secure an Interview at a Top Consulting Firm

Over the years, one of the questions I have been asked the most frequently is how to secure an interview at a top consulting firm. My answer always includes networking with the right people at the right time. My Guide on how to do just that is now available to you.

While you may be familiar with how to write a strong resume and cover letter, and their importance in obtaining a interview at a top consulting firm, don’t forget that networking also plays a big role in securing an interview.

There are many elements to networking, but it can be broken down into one fundamental idea — building relationships.

Networking allows you to gain an edge over other applicants, especially in the more subjective parts of the application process. Simply put, networking makes resume screeners view your application with a more positive attitude.

Why Is Networking Important?

You can think of networking in one of two ways: 1) As a way of increasing your chances of getting an interview; or 2) As a means of exploring new opportunities. Here’s why networking is important during the application process.

  • It builds strong relationships
  • It increases the chance your resume and cover letter will be read
  • It compensates for weaknesses in your application

While many candidates know that networking is important, they may struggle to identify the best approach to use. Networking sounds confusing to some, and even intimidating to others. Whether you’re a people person or an introvert, you can still develop strong relationships through networking.

Deluxe Networking Guide and Career Networking Toolkit with LOMS

Includes:
  • How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview
  • How to Network for Career Advancement
  • Look Over My Shoulder Program

Deluxe Networking Guide and Career Networking Toolkit

Includes:
  • How to Network Effectively for Career Opportunities and Advancement (in this program I cover what you need to know to effectively network for career success)
  • How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview (in this program I cover how you can network with the right people to obtain a consulting interview)

How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview

Includes:
  • How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview

Read what some of our 120,000 students have to say:

Victor's guidance was quite impactful on my professional and personal life. I am a consultant in the San Francisco office of BCG, thanks to this program. During recruiting, I was able to connect with BCGers to gain insight into the firm and to demonstrate my interest in consulting (difficult to do coming from PhD background). Based on those high-quality interactions, I'm convinced it led to my interviews at BCG & Bain. I also made connections with Bain and McKinsey consultants and plan to leverage them later in my career.

Using the lessons learned from this program, I have helped friends and family connect with potential employers, earn interviews and ultimately job offers at MBB and other firms.
— Richard Heins
Post Victor Cheng's Networking program, I embarked on a networking mission with as many alumni from my alma mater as possible. I successfully met with 50-100 different management consultants across various firms (ZS Associates, EY, Deloitte, Bain, McKinsey, BCG, Accenture & PWC).
— Amir Haider
I ended up with a position as a General Manager for a regional player in the Middle East competing against global players in a specific industry. This position was secured purely through networking - although I was not actively looking for a job - just connected with an old friend and he introduced me to the co-founder.
— Uzair Moosa
I got a job at a tech company. Even though I didn't get a job at a consulting firm, Victor's case study and networking materials really helped me through the process. I started networking more enthusiastically with different contacts including my alums and recruiters from companies.
— Jimmy Choi
I have made some great in-roads by leveraging the things I learned from Victor. For example, I have been able to secure few other smaller gigs, as part of my current Partner role. The additional good news is that I have made great progress when it comes to our firm's thought leadership work as well.
— Charles Prabakar

Got questions ?

The Comprehensive Guide to Case Interview Math program consists of:

  • Guide: 65+ pages with techniques, templates and resources (pdf)
  • Bonus: Example Networking Log (Excel spreadsheet for tracking contacts)

The How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview program is delivered to you digitally within minutes of your purchase, allowing you to start using the program immediately.

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Deluxe Networking Guide and Career Networking Toolkit with LOMS

Includes:
  • How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview
  • How to Network for Career Advancement
  • Look Over My Shoulder Program

Deluxe Networking Guide and Career Networking Toolkit

Includes:
  • How to Network Effectively for Career Opportunities and Advancement (in this program I cover what you need to know to effectively network for career success)
  • How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview (in this program I cover how you can network with the right people to obtain a consulting interview)

How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview

Includes:
  • How to Network to Get a Management Consulting Interview
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