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    Consulting Applications at the Time of COVID

    We are all aware of the tragic toll that the coronavirus is claiming on those with poor health, poor access to healthcare, an unsteady income, […]

    • Consulting Applications at the Time of COVID

      We are all aware of the tragic toll that the coronavirus is claiming on those with poor health, poor access to healthcare, an unsteady income, […]

    • How Selective are Bain, BCG and McKinsey Through the Application Process

      McKinsey reportedly receives more than a million applications per year and hires less than 1% of them. The Top 3 consulting firms are among the […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • The Difference Between Generalist and Expert Roles at Top Management Consulting Firms

      Top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, and Bain are increasingly hiring specialised consultants who have experience in a specific industry or function. This is most […]

    • Consulting vs Start Ups

      Working in a startup is increasingly seen as a competitive alternative to working in strategy consulting at top firms like McKinsey, BCG and Bain. It’s […]

    • How to Prepare for Your First Day and Career at a Top Consulting Firm

      If you’re reading this because you’ve landed an offer at a top consulting firm then congratulations! To make sure you’re prepared for your first day, […]

    • “Up or Out” Policy: What It’s Like to be Pushed Out Of McKinsey, BCG, or Bain

      Top consulting firms McKinsey, BCG, and Bain, pride themselves on being meritocratic workplaces where promotions are based on the demonstration of ability and potential.  The […]

    • Working at Oliver Wyman

      Oliver Wyman is a leading management consulting firm with offices in 60 cities across nearly 30 countries and employing over 5,000 people. Oliver Wyman is […]

    • 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. […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • How to prepare for Financial Services case interviews

      Case interviews have been a long-standing feature of the interview process of many financial institutions. This article was written by Wasim Tahir, a former Oliver […]

    • How to Become a Great Case Interviewer

      Being an excellent interviewer is a valuable skill. When you become a great interviewer, you will be in high demand to practice with best candidates. […]

    • The Most Popular Frameworks for Structuring Consulting Cases

      Thirty years ago, people started to use frameworks to structure cases, as was popularized by the book “Case in Point”. Another book, “Case Interview Secret”, […]

    • Fit Interviews in Consulting: The Ultimate Guide

      Fit interviews are part of the selection process at most employers. Top firms, such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain (MBB), have developed their own flavor […]