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Break into McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Oliver Wyman, Accenture, and other top management consulting firms with resources provided by top consultants and ex-consultants from around the world. The Management Consultants Network provides you everything you need to succeed in the consulting recruitment process - from start to finish. Best of all? It's completely free. Register for the site and check it out. 

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Posted by Khaled Kteily on in All About Consulting

As interviews are heating up and the offers start rolling in, you should be taking the time to consider what's really important to you. For some it will be culture, for others it will be prestige, flexibility, or project work. 

I know that when I was going through the recruiting process, I cared about all of those things. Flexibility was probably the lowest on my list - I wanted to come in, work hard, do a good job, and then figure out what comes next.I'll be at the two and a half year mark soon - putting me just around the median tenure for a consultant. And what you don't realize as a student - or what you talk yourself into downplaying - is that consulting is hard work, man!

Posted by Khaled Kteily on in Site Updates

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A quick site update for everyone - we recently updated the site's subscription settings, so that you don't have to register for the site and subscribe to the blog separately. If you register for the site, then you are automatically subscribed to receive blog updates as well, which we think makes a lot more sense. 

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And for those of you who haven't been following the blog, here are a few of our most popular posts and resources:

1. Succeeding as a consultant (Part 1 of 5)

2. Will mid-sized consulting firms exist in 2015?

3. How to dress like a consultant... on the cheap

4. How to game the system when scheduling your interviews

5. How many hours does a consultant work? 

6. The most common case interview types

7. The inside scoop on recruiters' e-mail addresses

And don't forget to check out our member-only resources, which include the 75+ page '6 Steps to Success'. It's broken out into 6 sections:

Step 1: Learning about consulting

Step 2: Preparing your applications

Step 3: Developing the basics

Step 4: Refining your knowledge

Step 5: Focusing on the details

Step 6: Receiving your offer

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A number of firms have "non-evaluative" mechanisms in place to help candidates feel comfortable. McKinsey had their non-evaluative buddies, BCG has a non-evaluative coffee chat, and almost all firms have their "pre-interview dinner". Ultimately, the goal is to let the candidates be themselves and learn about the firm in a non-threatening environment. Below I discuss what the phrase non-evaluative really means.

Posted by Khaled Kteily on in Success Stories

Yet another McGill success story - this Finance student reached out to me after using The MCN's resources to prep for their consulting interviews. They received and accepted an offer from BCG in 2012. They've shared some great advice for prospective interviewees as well as some insight into why consulting and why BCG.