From the Inside Flap
Demand for qualified management consultants continues to rise as new positions open up every year. With tens of thousands of applicants vying for these coveted slots, however, the competition for them is fierce. Added to that, the preferred method of candidate selection, the case interview, is an excruciating challenge for even the most qualified applicants. If you want to prevail in this grueling contest, you must be very well prepared.
Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry, Second Edition guides you carefully through every phase of the management consulting job search process and gives you a leg up on the competition every step of the way. It provides an objective picture of the industry as a whole, shows you how to grab the attention of consulting firms that are virtually buried in resumes, and helps you navigate abstract and complex case interviews with confidence.
More than 100 sample case questions prepare you to think on your feet during the case interview, and outlines of the 15 most common case frameworks help you shape your answers to fit the topic. You'll even find a directory of 100 consulting firms to help you start your job search. Plus, contributions from leading consultants from various sectors of the industry give you a feel for the business and help you discover how you can fit into it.
This new edition features a revealing profile of the e-business segment of the consulting industry as well as considerable information on consulting to start-ups, incubators, and other new-economy enterprises. All salary information is completely updated, as are statistics on the industry and discussions of key trends affecting the management and recruiting practices of consulting firms. You'll also discover how to negotiate among your offers for the most attractive package.
Whether you're a recent business graduate/MBA or an accomplished professional seeking a career change, you need all the help you can get to break into consulting. With Management Consulting on your side, you'll develop the background knowledge, interview skills, and absolute confidence you need to take the consulting industry by storm.
From the Back Cover
"Consulting is all about client results. If you want to help change the strategic destiny of organizations, pursue a high-impact career, and ensure continuous learning, then this book is a must read to help you identify the firm that best suits you."-Thomas J. Tierney, Director and former CEO, Bain & Company
"This is the most comprehensive overview of the consulting industry to date. It is chock-full of useful information for students and professionals considering consulting as a career."-Robert F. Bonner, Director, MBA Career Management, The Wharton School
"If graduating seniors read only one book on consulting, this should be it. Daryl and Sugata demystify the case interview and the realities of the consulting field in an easy-to-read format. Their knowledge and personal insight is invaluable to the job seeker. Many of our students have read the book and successfully landed consulting jobs-this book is a real winner!"-Sheila Curran, Director, Career Services, Brown University
"Strategic management consultants help clients perform markedly better in a world of rapid change. Consultants must constantly learn new skills, contribute to the intellectual capital of business, and build enduring relations with their clients. This book is an excellent window into the unparalleled opportunities consulting offers for personal and professional growth."-Carl W. Stern, CEO, The Boston Consulting Group
"The perfect resource to educate job seekers about the myths and realities of consulting. This user-friendly book will teach you to nail your case interviews and land a consulting job. "-Liz Michaels, Director, Career and Placement Services, University of Chicago
"This book is an excellent starting point for anyone contemplating a career in management consulting. My professional advice to you: Read this book!"-Wayne Cooper, Publisher, Consultants News, President and CEO, Kennedy Information
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