Consulting

One of the most vital skills a new consultant can have once they’re on the job is the skill of extrapolation. This involves taking some data from a client and extrapolating the data to determine some kind of trend line. In consulting, the data is rarely perfect and never complete. You are always missing something. [...]

There are three key secrets to getting promoted in a consulting firm. Here is one of them: “Do what is needed, not just what is asked.” In your first few weeks and months in consulting, you will typically be assigned tasks. This is just temporary to make sure those who interviewed you did not make [...]

In consulting, your personal reputation is everything. It is the one thing by which everything else in your career revolves around. Here is the thing with reputations. Once your reputation is set (whether it is good or it is bad), it is very hard to change. If you are seen favorably, more partners want you [...]

One of the concepts taught in business schools around the world is the concept of competitive advantage. While the term is well known, I find very few people actually grasp the implications of this extremely important concept. It applies not only to how you serve clients as a consultant but also how you manage your own career. My thoughts [...]

It is very difficult to get a job in consulting.  It takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and dedication — and ultimately only a few succeed. It stands to reason that putting some thought into keeping the job you just got would be the prudent thing to do. Fortunately, it is actually far easier to do [...]

In all corporate environments, you need to pay attention to who and what has power. This is a human dynamic that is rarely discussed out loud but is always present in any corporate environment. It is something you must pay attention to as a new consultant. Let me give you some examples. Authority = Who [...]

Here are a couple of success stories received from readers who used case interview preparation techniques for securing an offer outside of consulting. Success Story: I would like to share my positive experience of a business case interview, thanks to your website! After submitting my Master thesis several months ago, I immediately started to search for [...]

This F1Y offers tips based on his experience going through the case interview process and securing an offer from Booz Allen Hamilton — after deciding to switch to consulting from the medical field. Success Story: I hope this email finds you in good health. As per many of the people who have used your materials, [...]

Success Story: A year ago I was a Civil Engineering student that was originally admitted as a bioengineer. Long story short, I had no aspirations of becoming an engineer but I did hope to apply the analytical skills obtained as a science/ engineering student to a successful career in business. I learned of you and [...]

Question: I am very excited to have received my dream consulting firm offer just two days ago. I don’t think I am a traditional consulting candidate and I had no interest in consulting at all, up until last May. Your website, LOMS program and daily emails were definitely great resources that helped me learn more about consulting [...]

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