How to Beat the McKinsey Digital Assessment (2020)
Over the last three years, McKinsey has developed their ‘Digital Assessment’ with the help of Imbellus. This was initially presented alongside the PST. More recently, it has completely replaced it as the preliminary application assessment to test logic, innovation and clarity of thought. Since its inception at McKinsey, BCG has developed its own pre-interview test […]
How to Talk like a Consultant
Consultants use a lot of jargon. It only takes a few weeks in the industry and you will be using every abbreviation and piece of insider vocabulary in the business. From “top down” to “boil the ocean” to “deep dive”, consultants have a shortcut for everything. These phrases are used across all sorts of consultancies […]
What is Agile Consulting, Really?
“Agile” has become the consulting industry’s new favourite word. Everyone wants to have an agile team or be known for their incredible agility. Agile usually means the ability to move quickly and easily. But what do consultants really mean? Agility in consulting is essentially business flexibility. It refers to the ability to evolve and to […]
Consulting in India: 2020 Guide
This week we want to bring you a guide to the best consultancies in India. In no particular order, we have dealt with the top consulting firms, their positives, negatives and any other important information! There are plenty of resources offering information about the leading management consultancies across the globe. However, in places like India, […]
How to Interview the Client’s Employees
On most projects there is an interviewing process. This usually takes place after the team has understood the gist of a problem. With a general project framework in place, you can start interviewing employees. Consultants do this in order to learn things that they can’t learn from the C-suite executives. This may be a direct […]
How to Answer The Interview Question “Why Consulting”?
Marc Cosentino, author of Case in Point, walks you through his top interview advice. You know the interviewer is going to ask you why you want to become a consultant. Not only should your answer be immediate, but you must also look the interviewer right in the eye. Authenticity in the FIT interview is crucial. […]
How Do Consultants Really “Add Value”?
When consultants talk about their work, they talk in terms of “added value”. It is the life-blood of what they do. It is the reason they exist! But how could at it are they really? “Value added” is usually a numerical value, like revenue or profit. Consultants back this up with qualitative change, like an […]