networking

When to Apply to Consulting Firms

Question: First of all, thank you for your work. It is great guidance to me. I reviewed all the FAQ’s and articles, but couldn’t find the answer to when somebody should apply. Do consulting firms have a certain seasonality in their recruiting process or can I send my resume in June, October or February, as [...]

Applying to McKinsey from a Non-Target School

Question: I wanted to thank you for your excellent materials, specifically the LOMS program. Using your frameworks and guidelines, I was able to recently secure offers from Oliver Wyman and McKinsey (I accepted the McKinsey offer). My school is a non-target and I am not sure if anybody from my school has received a non-MBA [...]

Networking as a Consultant Long-Term

The most powerful network in the world is not Facebook. Facebook is just a tool to stay in touch with people you already know. What really counts is who you know, and much more importantly who knows you. The most important network in the world for you is your own network (not Facebook’s). It has [...]

How to Get a McKinsey Interview

Question on McKinsey Interview: I’ve been watching your videos/following your somewhat daily email postings on the McKinsey interview for a while now. I have a question regarding summer recruiting. I attend the University of Southern California. According to the McKinsey website and talking to my friends, McKinsey does not go through formal recruiting at my [...]

BCG Southeast Asia Offer

I can’t thank you enough for providing these invaluable resources. Your videos are by far the clearest and the most helpful in aceing the case interviews. If most other resources are like giving a fishing rod to a hungry man (or giving frameworks to a desperate consultant-to-be), yours is like teaching someone how to make [...]

Executive MBA & Consulting

Question: I’ve worked in the telecom industry for 11 years. I don’t have a MBA. Would getting an Executive MBA help in getting a case interview? My Reply: I can’t speak for all firms, but I have never met anyone in consulting at any firm that had an Executive MBA. Amongst the top firms, there’s [...]

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