I was wondering if any consultants/recruiters out there could give me some information.
I'm a non-EU citizen (31 years old) working in a wholesale food supply and distribution services company in London with a 5 year work permit for the same company since 1 year.
As for my educational and professional background;
-MBA degree from a FT & USNews listed university in Boston with a specialization certificate in Marketing
-Bachelor of Science in computer engineering
-1 year (present) as a business development manager (London - FMCG)
-2 years as a consultant in the energy industry working with Japanese, Korean, German/American MNCs (non-EU country)
-6 months as a marketing consultant (USA, contract)
-8 months as a technical specialist/IT security - Sales in a high-tech German MNC (non-EU country)(left for MBA)
-1 year as a Public Relations and Presentation Officer in the military working with Reuters, AP and others
-6 months as a Graduate Intern - System Design/Project Realization in a big German car manufacturer (Germany)
-4 months as a Java programmer in a German Research Institute (Germany, part-time)
I did my MBA with a full scholarship and worked as a Research Assistant (Financial analysis) for the Finance & Insurance Group. So I'm also quite familiar with Standard & Poor’s Research Insight and CRSP. I'm also fluent in German.
I applied before to McKinsey in London, but sadly got a rejection for another position, which I didn't apply (informing them didn't really help)... So, can anybody tell me honestly what my chances are for getting a consultancy job in London (either in big or small companies) and if there are certain things I should do?
Any information and help would be really very much appreciated, because I keep hearing from other people that one would need to have personal contacts in the industry to get a consultancy job in my position.