Confessions of a BCG Consultant

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Confessions of a BCG Consultant

  1. 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Careers in Management Consulting featuring Kathleen Hébert Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. Careers in Management Consulting I. About Kathleen II. Overview of the management consulting industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. About Kathleen • Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA „11) and Queen‟s University (BComm „06) • Consultant at BCG from „06-09 and starting in Nov ‟11 • Internships in social media (Facebook), banking (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce), automotive (BMW Canada) and government (Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC) • Love wine & food, running and traveling (off to Nepal on the weekend to trek to Base Camp of Everest!) • Evisor for over a year, with 10+ completed sessions Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. Careers in Management Consulting I. About Kathleen II. Overview of the management consulting industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. Overview of the Management Consulting Industry “The toughest job to explain to your grandmother” Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. Overview of the Management Consulting Industry The big 3 firms McKinsey BCG Bain Traditional firms Monitor Booz & Co A.T. Kearney L.E.K. CapGemini Etc… Diversified mega-firms Accenture Deloitte Oliver Wyman IBM Etc… Specialized shops Hewitt Hay Novantas Etc… Internal corporate groups PepsiCo. AMEX Etc… Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  7. 7. Careers in Management Consulting I. About Kathleen II. Overview of the management consulting industry III.How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  8. 8. How to Research the Industry Vault.com - Industry overview, firm rankings, resume and cover letter advice, practice consulting cases Firm websites – general info & key words, practice consulting cases Firm meetings - Schedule coffee chats with ex/current consultant, go to info- sessions Other websites - Management Consulted, Ace the Case, Case Interview, MBA Case, Case Questions What else to do? • Set up “Google alerts” for the firms you‟re interviewing with • Perform a basic literature search (e.g., Factiva) for recent news Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  9. 9. Careers in Management Consulting I. About Kathleen II. Overview of the management consulting industry III. How to research the industry IV.What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  10. 10. What are Firms Looking For? Specific qualities • Professionalism and maturity • Analytical / problem solving • Ability to work with large sets of data (Excel) • Ability to create presentations (PowerPoint) • Team work • Leadership • Time management • People (internal and client) management • Flexibility – w/ travel, personal life How to position yourself • General drive and motivation • Reasons you want to be a management consultant • Experience working in or managing teams (esp. high stress/high profile) • Experience requesting, working with, analyzing, and surfacing insights from data • Experience solving problems • Willingness and/or flexibility to travel Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  11. 11. Careers in Management Consulting I. About Kathleen II. Overview of the management consulting industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  12. 12. What to Expect in the Interview The recruiting process • Networking • Application process • Preparation The interview process • Interview structure • The case • The rest of the interview • Follow-ups Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  13. 13. Careers in Management Consulting I. About Kathleen II. Overview of the management consulting industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI.Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  14. 14. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  15. 15. Questions & Answers Question 1: What kind of people go into consulting and do not like it? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  16. 16. Questions & Answers Question 2: Are there alternative consulting jobs that have less travel commitments? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  17. 17. Questions & Answers Question 3: What kind of activities should you highlight to make you a strong candidate? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Question 4: What is the most valuable thing you learned from consulting? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4
  19. 19. Thanks for joining and good luck! Book your session with Kathleen at www.evisors.com/expert/83 Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/4

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