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which is a suitable consulting firm for me?

 
#1 which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
21/04/2012 21:32

wassana

Hello all,

I have been looking into consulting recently and am trying to figure out what level of firm I should realistically be aiming for. My academic crudentials are reasonably solid, not great but solid. Outlined below:

Dodgy GCSEs - Couple of A's, rest B's

A-level - ABB - Economics, History, English Language

2.1 (65%) from the University of Exeter

LLM also from Exeter

From what I have read, I guess Deloitte, as well as the consulting arms of the other 3 big professional services firms? Capgemini too? Which others are fathomable?

Thanks.

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#2 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
23/04/2012 08:04

marsday to wassana (#1)

Based on this post your chances of getting into any MC at all are slim.

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#3 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
23/04/2012 11:18

Mr Cool to marsday (#2)

I' m not so sure Mars,

I'm working with a well known consultancy at the moment and I would say they exhbit similar levels of crud.

Also the candidate has already mastered the art of using words like fathomable for no apparent reason.

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#4 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
23/04/2012 13:44

marsday to Mr Cool (#3)

Not to mention coining some useful new terms like 'crudentials'.

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#5 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
23/04/2012 21:17

Camster to marsday (#4)

Not cool guys. You could have easily provided some advice.

Wassana, it's best if you know what sort of consulting you want to get into, e.g. operational excellence, or an industry you want to specialise in, e.g. TMT. If you have no idea, the best bet would be to try and get an internship. Finally, there'S the MBA route.

On another note, I had possibly the most humiliating interview experience recently :(

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#6 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
23/04/2012 22:54

Arby the Manager to Camster (#5)

Did you forget to put your trousers on?

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#7 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
24/04/2012 08:34

MacD to Camster (#5)

Care to elaborate?

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#8 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
24/04/2012 13:42

Camster to MacD (#7)

Well, I didn't have my trousers on :) But it was a call, :p

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#9 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
24/04/2012 13:57

presidentbartlet to wassana (#1)

Your ABB might be a problem - lots of the bigger players demand AAB and won't move on it...

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#10 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
25/04/2012 16:46

Mr Cool to Camster (#5)

Not COOL?!?!

Below the belt, sir, I must say.

Anyway, if you post on this site describing yourself as having "crudentials" I think you have to accept a little ribbing. As is also the case if you use a big fancy word in the wrong way when it would be better to use a nice simple one correctly.

That's been laughed at since Sheridan, Mrs Malaprop.

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#11 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
26/04/2012 09:45

a07 to wassana (#1)

I made my way into Consulting through getting onto a IT services company grad programme which required less academic rigour (although I already had required grades - my story is a long one!).

During my time there I worked on business analysis (scoping), transition (exit) and assurance (delivery) pieces which then gave me the skill set I needed to get into the big 4. It's another angle to consider if you struggle with your initial approach.

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#12 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
08/05/2012 23:21

demonsiatra13 to Camster (#5)

well hi would be great to know about your advise I do have an MBA international finance, and really keen to get in to consultancy within financial era or specific industry , but struggling as I do not have big organisation experience however I've been working as financial consultant free lancer for quite while , would be great if you could give me some advise

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#13 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
04/06/2012 09:46

edwinkelleys to demonsiatra13 (#12)

Hello,

Please clear your thoughts so it will be suitable for us to tell you which is suitable for you. point out some goal here.

Also if you want to get more information on resume objective, visit;

http://www.aroj.com/resume-objectives/administrative-assistant-resume-objective.html

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#14 RE: which is a suitable consulting firm for me?
04/06/2012 11:41

The advisor to wassana (#1)

Beyond the large groups, you should also be looking at the type of firm (boutique, big 3). In addition, you should consider that based on your own personality one of these will be better than the other. As a consultant myself, I have found that the website www.consultingcafe.com is very helpful in terms of the overall ideas behind what goes within consulting while this article (found http://www.consultingcafe.com/articles/boutique-vs-large-consulting-firms-what-are-the-reasons-behind-a-candidates-choice) is really helpful in terms of what you should be thinking about.

You seem to have the qualities to be a consultant. I hope your hunt is fruitful!

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