Rising Star Agenda

Hi Everyone,

After sifting through the many questions people had about how to succeed as a new consultant, I've narrowed down the list of topics to the following:

  • How to Strategically Choose Which Projects to Work On
  • How to Establish a "Trusted Advisor" Relationship with a Client
  • How to Differentiate Yourself from Other Very Smart & Hard Working Colleagues
  • Which Books to Read Before Your Start Date, So You Can Hit the Ground Running
  • How to Communicate with and "Manage Up" to Partners & Project Managers
  • How to Manage Your Time to Do the Things That Differentiate You, While Still Getting Your Work Done
  • The Best Way to Networking Inside Your Firm and Build Your Personal Brand
  • The 7 Most Common Mistakes New Consultants Make
  • How to Communicate Your Point of View, When You're the  "New Guy/Gal"

Please feel free to comment below on what you think of this agenda and if you want to suggest any changes.

Additional Resources

If you found this post useful, I suggest becoming a registered member (it's free) to get access to the materials I used to pass 60 out of 61 case interviews, land 7 job offers, and end up working at McKinsey.

Members get access to 6 hours of video tutorials on case interviews, the actual frameworks I used to pass my interviews, and over 500 articles on case interviews.

To get access to these free resources, just fill out the form below:

First Name *
Email *

This form collects your name and email so that we can send you login information for the free materials you requested. If you check the Yes button we also will add you to our email list. Check out our Privacy Policy below for details on how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Read Our Privacy Policy

42 comments… add one
  • Morgan Feb 7, 2011, 7:04 am

    I would like to hear what you think are the key skills that a new consultant can practice before beginning work in order to give them a head start.

    I wondered if you could give any advice on how to manage some sort of work life balance without appearing uncommitted to the job.

  • Thomas Feb 7, 2011, 3:24 am

    What about establishing a solid mentor relationship with a senior manager?

    Just finished the duet The McKinsey Way/The McKinsey Mind and it seems to be a powerful success driver in the Firm.

    Thanks for the hard work!

Leave a Comment