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Competition within consulting

 
#1 Competition within consulting
18/04/2009 19:14

Gold

How competitive is MBB, with regards to applicants per vacancy? Is a similar level of competition seen in the 2nd and 3rd tiers?

Im primarily interested in figures for internship, but graduate numbers would be equally appreciated.

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#2 RE: Competition within consulting
18/04/2009 23:51

TTGE to Gold (#1)

Yes, very similar. The ratios, of qualified candidate to position, are 10-15:1 in all the MBB, similar strategy firms and consulting boutiques. The ratios of applications to positions are higher, but that is entirely because of non-qualified candidates who are more likely to throw out their CVs to MBB, along with every other graduate employer in the Times directory.

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#3 RE: Competition within consulting
19/04/2009 01:42

pabs to Gold (#1)

the ratio is probably higher now that in the past due to the current market conditions (more graduates looking for jobs and applying for internships and less positions offered)

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#4 RE: Competition within consulting
19/04/2009 09:53

Evil Consultant to TTGE (#2)

In my limited experience, the ratio is much higher than 10 or 15 to 1 even if you take into account TTGE's point about unqualified candidates. From the business school which I attended, we had a success rate of about 1 in 30 at consulting firms in the top two tiers.

EC

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#5 RE: Competition within consulting
20/04/2009 03:08

BZ to Evil Consultant (#4)

Must be a pretty crap b-school then!

Cass, by any chance?

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#6 RE: Competition within consulting
20/04/2009 08:53

Cynic to BZ (#5)

Imagine an episode of 'The Apprentice'. Now quadruple the intensity and multiply the annoyingness of the candidates by 10. That's approximately what you can expect during the interviews. The phoney 'teamwork' exercises are a riot.

And for your info, the ratio is more like 3,000:1. Out of the 3,000, 2,750re total no-hopers, but that's the ratio nonetheless.

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#7 RE: Competition within consulting
20/04/2009 16:25

Evil Consultant to BZ (#5)

Ummm, no BZ.

This kind of ratio holds true for even the very good schools simply because as you make the process more discriminating, the "false negative" rate gets kicked up as well.

Of course, it's a very great deal higher for lower-ranked schools.

EC

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