How to apply for consulting firms?

If you are a student at a target school, you can find application deadlines for the different firms recruiting on your campus directly on firms' websites and also usually on your career service website or application system.

If you are a student at a non-target school or an experienced hire, we recommend that you spend time networking before you send in your application. You should try to contact friends, relatives or friends of friends in consulting. Reaching out on LinkedIn also sometimes works. Leave no stone unturned. This is particularly important when your application is not part of a large batch of other applications that will be reviewed by firms. Once you get an interview, your chances will be as good as anyone else's.

In all cases, your initial focus should be to craft the best application you can. We recommend using the following resources:

Once you are happy with the quality of your resume and cover letter and they are ready to be sent you can then switch your attention to preparing for consulting tests and case interviews.

For consulting test, you can start here

For case interviews, you can start here

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