- Management consulting firms are recruiting business school graduates and college students for jobs even during the pandemic.
- Business Insider spoke with five recruitment heads at top firms on the advice they’d give to candidates who are interested in consultant roles.
- These talent leaders are specifically in charge of MBA and college recruitment. The list includes McKinsey’s Kevin Dolan, PwC’s Rod Adams, and KPMG’s James Powell, among others.
- PwC’s Rod Adams said candidates should have specific examples about a time when they’ve demonstrated leadership and had to make tough calls.
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The key to landing a lucrative job at some the world’s biggest consulting firms is knowing how to impress the recruiters.
Consulting firms typically have hundreds of recruiters hiring for roles at any given time, and you can find out who they are by doing a thorough LinkedIn search or by looking through some company directories like this one.
If you are able to land a job at a big firm, it will likely come with a six-figure salary. A recent MBA graduate can make up to a $170,000 base salary in consulting, and that’s not including performance and signing bonuses. Even though the pandemic shrunk the size of the consulting market from $160 billion to $132 billion, major firms shared that they’re actually expecting to hire more, especially in healthcare and corporate turnaround sectors.
Business Insider spoke with five recruitment heads at McKinsey, Bain & Co., PwC, and KPMG about how they’re approaching virtual recruitment, and how candidates can use this time to gain skills and stand out in the applicant pool.
Here’s what they said about how candidates can increase their chances of landing a job.