Making the cut

Consulting is a highly sought after career, and, not surprisingly, competition for interview slots is very tough. So how do you make sure you are one of the 10% that end up in the interview pile, and not one of the 90% of applicants that never make it to interview. In this article, we share with you the benefit of our years of screening consulting applications for many of the leading international consulting firms. We take you through what the consulting firms are actually looking for when they review your application, and how you can stand out from the crowd.

Perfect consulting cover letter

What is a cover letter? How long should they be? What should you include? Does anyone actually read them? Discover all this and more in this ultimate guide to the perfect cover letter...

Securing a consulting interview

To get a job in consulting, you first need your application to get through the screening stage and get invited to interview. Consulting is a highly desirable career, and consulting firms receive thousands of applications. Competition for interview slots can therefore be fierce, with 80-90% of all applications rejected at the initial screening stage.

With so many thousands of applications to choose from, how can you make yours stand out from the crowd. Follow these hints and tips to make sure you give yourself the best possible chance of success...


Consulting school helps candidates secure their dream job in consultancy. We provide coaching and support to guide applicants through every stage of the consulting recruitment process.

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