I've got 3 years of big-4 consulting experience. I feel my CV is fairly strong and certainly geared towards a number of the jobs currently being advertised on Top-Consultant.
I started applying for positions elsewhere in January and haven't had any rejections as yet, BUT have not progressed further than first rounds at this stage - frustrating given that its now March. I've been asked to second round interviews / assessment days by 3 places, these are through late March and into April. Add to that the one (big 4) firm who have called me twice to tell me that they will be reviewing my CV in the 'weeks to come' before being offered a first interview and I'm a little disbelieving about my experiences.
Given that I applied directly to 6 companies in the first 2 weeks of the year, I am finding it incredibly frustrating that it has taken these large consultancies many weeks to even read my cv, and then even longer to schedule interviews. I thought there was a 'push to recruit' happening, yet I am just being met with inefficient and slow recruitment procedures across the board. I think its a really poor show from organisations who should have better procedures and recruiting capacity.
Does this ring true with anyone else on this board?