Hi fellow forum members:
I graduated in December (MBA Strategy/Entrepreneurship)and recently relocated to the UK from the US. I have 4 years IT consulting experience but no management consulting experience. I apply to positions on this site but have been getting responses like 'there were candidates who were a closer match' and while my skills are impressive, they 'don't exactly match client specifications'. Many of the positions are IT strategy consulting positions which I think should be an easy transition for a former IT consulting. The rejections are pretty demoralizing but I've been thinking of strategies to combat this which include:
Getting my CV professionally reviewed
Trying to set up informational interviews with people in the field
Attending networking or career events (case in point the event in September).
I would be grateful for your thoughts and any suggestions you may have especially wrt the informational interviews and how to navigate the recruiting agencies.