Why Work in Management Consulting

Are you considering a transition into consulting from your current job? Maybe your class peers are talking about consulting like it’s the next big thing. Either way, you might be wondering why consulting is considered such a good career by so many people. In this article, we talk about the four main reasons why working […]

  • What Degrees Are Best for a Career in Management Consulting

    The top consulting firms—McKinsey, BCG, and Bain—each have highly selective recruitment processes. Even receiving an invite to interview is challenging, with less than 10% of applicants being invited to the first round of interviews.  You may find yourself wondering whether you’ve studied the right subject or went to the right university in order to have […]

  • How Networking Might Help You Get a Job at McKinsey, Bain or BCG

    It’s true that networking can make a difference in the application screening stage of the recruitment process and can increase your chances of being invited to an interview. However, it’s worth noting that if you’re invited to interview, networking will not make a difference in whether or not you get an offer. The offer decision […]

  • How To Make the Move from a Second Tier Consulting Firm to Bain, BCG or McKinsey

    If you’re a consultant at a second tier firm who would love to join a top tier firm, then this is the article you need to read! It’s totally possible to move from working at a second tier consulting firm to McKinsey, BCG or Bain. But there are some challenges and advantages you should be […]

  • How to get a job at McKinsey, Bain and BCG

    Curious about what it takes to get a job with one of the most selective companies in the world? If so, this article is for you! To have a chance of receiving a coveted offer to join McKinsey, BCG or Bain, you need a few key ingredients, which we’ve outlined for you here. You need […]

  • Is a Career in Management Consulting Right for Me

    If you’re considering applying to top consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, or Bain, then you’ve likely wondered if you’re the kind of person that would thrive in consulting. Consulting is a highly sought after career choice and it involves one of the most difficult recruitment processes in the corporate world. It requires a certain […]

  • The Average Salary of a Consultant at McKinsey, Bain or BCG in London

    In this article, we’re going to lift the lid on the compensation packages typically offered by the London offices of McKinsey, BCG and Bain. Top consulting firms are one of the highest-compensating payers outside of financial services or corporate law. A typical compensation package is made up of the basic salary, the bonus, and the […]

  • Best Books on Management Consulting

    If you’re looking for your next thrilling novel then sadly there is no consulting equivalent to Liar Poker for trading or Barbarians at the Gate for investment banking. Consulting books do not make for great thrillers… However, if you’re looking to learn more about consulting, what it involves, or maybe even to prepare for your […]

  • Salary Expectations at Top Consulting Firm from Graduate to Partner

    Consulting roles at the top strategy firms McKinsey, BCG and Bain are highly coveted and typically pay well compared to other professions.  In this article, we lift the lid on what top consultants are paid at each tenure level, the type of bonuses they receive, and how the career compares to other top professions such […]

  • The Top 5 Reasons Why People Fail at Consulting Interviews

    As headhunters who have prepared 500+ candidates for interviews at Top 3 firms we’ve seen too many great candidates fail in interviews despite having everything they needed to succeed and a great background to show for it. To help you avoid the same fate, we’ve rounded up the top five reasons why high calibre candidates […]

  • Answering the “Why Consulting?” and “Why Bain, BCG or McKinsey?” Interview Questions

    Even though these questions are asked in most consulting interview rounds, this is still an area where many candidates make mistakes.  In this article, we highlight the common pitfalls to avoid and provide a strategy to help you put forward a distinct and convincing rationale for wanting to make a career move into consulting at […]

  • What’s Different Between a First Round and Final Round Interview at Bain, BCG or McKinsey

    Most McKinsey, BCG and Bain offices use two rounds of interviews before making a final hiring decision. If you’ve been invited to interview then you can count yourself as being in the top 10% of applicants. However, the work has just begun! Now here’s the good news: if you make it to a final round […]

  • The Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer at McKinsey, Bain or BCG

    At the end of a consulting interview you normally have a few minutes to ask questions to your interviewer. The questions you ask are not formally assessed but they will contribute towards making the interviewer excited (or not!) about you. Remember that your interviewer is, in fact, believe it or not, a real human! Although […]

  • McKinsey’s Global Institute: Everything You Need to Know

    McKinsey’s Global Institute (MGI) was named the number one private-sector think tank in the world in the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report. But what really is MGI? In this article, we provide an overview of the think tank, and how it impacts consultants at McKinsey. What MGI is and why it exists […]

  • What Makes Bain Different: An Inside Look at the ‘Bainie’ Culture

    When researching potential consultancies you’re considering applying to, it’s important to understand and compare the different cultures each firm offers, so you can choose the company that feels like the right fit for you. In most cases, consulting firms will have a similar culture across the world with a few local nuances, so it’s worth […]

  • The Top-10 Strategy Consulting Firms Compared

    If you’re considering a career in strategy consulting, then it’s worth understanding the lay of the land in the industry and how each strategy consultancy differs. To help you in your research, we’ve rounded up the top 10 consulting firms, in no particular order (as selected by former McKinsey consultants). In this article, we share […]

  • What Working at McKinsey is Really Like

    If you’re considering a career at McKinsey and want to know more about what it’s like to work inside the strategy consulting giant, this article is for you! McKinsey colleagues are impressive and diverse It’s not so much that McKinsey consultants are smart (though they are), but that they are often from a prestigious pedigree. […]