Consulting Resume Workshop

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The 80/20 of Consulting Resumes: how to maximize the impact of your single page

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  • Provide perspective of someone who was in the industry; not judging you as a recruiter
    Focus on high impact strategies (80/20) and touch briefly on some tactics
    Demonstrate how to apply this to your own resume
  • Former management consultant (2yrs); currently in corporate strategy aka internal consulting
    Student not too long ago
    Struggled to tell my story and understand how to stand out from the crowd
  • Supply and demand
    First screening
  • Recruiting teams are typically junior analysts who graduated from the school
    Tight turn around and many resumes – really is 20 sec. per resume
    Grading system to select for interview slots
  • Hard to stand out in a crowd– particularly as resumes are read back to back
    Actually a good thing because if you know some of the key strategies and the readers’ mindset you can stand out with a few hours’ work
  • Biggest impact– not just the most time spent
  • Consulting Resume Workshop

    1. 1. Consulting Resumes with GU Hilltop Consultants
    2. 2. Goals: Understand who reads your resume and how What does this mean for your resume Demonstrate some of the tactics
    3. 3. who is she ?
    4. 4. why do companies ask for resumes
    5. 5. who reads resumes and how
    6. 6. writing an effective resume is hard (and that’s a good thing)
    7. 7. “If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.” -Woodrow Wilson Upon being asked how long he takes to prepare a speech
    8. 8. pick your own nickname (and then bash them over the head with it)
    9. 9. highlight: a unique experience strong skills
    10. 10. Direct consulting experience is not expected. Instead, firms are looking for: Analytical Technical Smart Research Problem Solver Team Player Coordinator Proactive Leader Resourceful Idea Generator Entrepreneurial Passionate Driven Focused
    11. 11. focus on your results (not job descriptions)
    12. 12. was this written in the job posting? what makes it you?
    13. 13. Did your work… result in leads, revenue or savings? influence a decision or decision maker? improve or create a new process?
    14. 14. If you’re struggling to quantify results, it’s ok to think about quantifying scope. But start with results first.
    15. 15. be strategic—prioritize
    16. 16. 1 2 3 start with your biggest impact make each first bullet point count give the so what, then the how
    17. 17. workshop time 

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