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Best way to jump to MBB from big4+ACN? Go...

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Fact that you posted a message with "Go", disqualifies you from any meaningful career. I suggest applying for mannequin at a thrift store

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Step 1 - Get interview invite through referral from someone at target firm

Step 2 - Rock case / partner interviews

Step 3 - Accept offer

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Also chose firm carefully. At PwC the director level is a snake-pit and directors hide projects from each other.

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You could also come in as PL. Case by case decision after interviews are done. No level promises earlier in the process.

Case in point is not a good book in my eyes. Victor Cheng more helpful. Key thing is practice with real people.

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MBA, Extension Certificate

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MBA as of last 3 years

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Network network network

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Thx BCG 1, any suggestions on step 2 BCG frameworks prep ?

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PWC 1, care to elaborate? Any other significant nuances between the director/principal level at PWC vs MBB and how those play into the jump experience ?

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If you like Strategy, then referral is the best way. If you like overseeing implementation, check out McKinsey's Sr. Implementation Coach roles.

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OP if you're only 3 years post MBA I doubt you'd come in as a manager (Project Leader, Principal, Partner) at BCG regardless of total years of experience. Seems more likely you'd still only get a fast-tracked Consultant offer (meaning you'd have to prove yourself in staff roles for a year before becoming a Project Leader). We want to make sure you can cut it and learn the culture before we put you in charge of teams. But I could definitely be wrong. I agree a referral is key though.

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Become a partner. Get a good book of business. Then come in as a principal at Bain.

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Op: if you are very young, 1-2 yrs out of college you can get in without networking. Otherwise need an MBA.

15 years experience between banking and consulting, Finished MBA 3 years ago. So, best strategy for a higher up move (principal/director levels)

@ D1, good thing I am not interested in (D&D ) your thrift store. Move along....

You have 15 yrs work ex and you are asking suggestions on FB? You want to jump to a partner at MBB and you are asking for case study tips? You should have been rocking, selling, have a brand that MBB or any firm would welcome.

"Case in Point" is a controversial one.. Some people love it, others hate it. I found it very insightful for PwC. Would like to hear an MBB perspective on the book.

D1, educate yourself, principal at BCG not = to partner. Now go play in your little world.

BCG 2 thx. MBA is a recent acquisitions, have MS in a quant field from 10 is years ago

Op try practicing face to face with real people who challenge you. That is the best way to approach the case.

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