Contribute strategically as a consultant

Start your career or explore new professional paths via the consulting route.

Consulting is the practice of helping organisations to improve their performance primarily through rigorous data analysis and interpretation. The landscape is broad and covers everything from professional services firms through to top tier strategy consulting and specialised boutiques. Consulting recruitment is a highly structured and competitive process, so make your application count and confidently tell employers who you are, the skills you bring and why they should hire you.


All consulting firms run a highly competitive two- to three-round interview process that consists mainly of case interviews. These cases are designed to test your problem-solving and quantitative abilities and what you would be like on the job. There will also be a fit component aspect to each interview aimed at finding out your motivations, aptitude and energy for a consulting career. During your consulting fit and case interviews, you will be assessed on a number of selection criteria which measure your raw talent and, in some cases – normally for experienced hires – specific industry or functional experience. Usually, each consulting firm has a section on its website for interview preparation.


Case Questions

Interactive case content from Marc Cosentino (author of Case in Point). Please email for the access code.

Bain Insights

Recent publications, videos, infographics and industry insights from Bain & Company.

McKinsey Quarterly

Flagship business publication with a focus on senior management.


UK and US consulting job vacancy website – good for sector news and a useful careers discussion board.

Management Consultancies Association

UK-focused organisation representing the consulting sector.

Management Consulted

US-based website with a large range of consulting resources and information.


Recruitment consultancy for permanent jobs and consulting projects. Also includes a Consulting Skills Hub with many useful resources.

The Barton Partnership

Executive recruitment firm specialising in strategy, transformation and M&A, with clients that include large and boutique management consulting firms.


Community that connects aspiring consultants around the world for case interview practice, as well as other relevant resources.

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