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Had a hiring manager tell me today he thinks most consultants he meets are arrogant and egotistical and lack humility. He said he is hesitant to hire someone from the consulting culture. Thoughts?

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That jerk, what does he know, he probably wasn’t good enough to get into consulting and is jealous

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Sounds like a guy you don’t want to work for Move on to the next opp

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He’s not wrong 🤷🏽‍♀️

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You should agree with him and convince him why these attributes are valuable to him and the future role. Sounds like his org doesn’t like meritocracies, so I’d ask yourself if this is something you’re actually interested in. The statement from him is very telling.

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Where is the fun in that

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1) why would he interview you? 2) why would he say that to you? 3) what was your response?

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You’ll constantly be seconding guessing yourself and trying to prove him wrong if he was your boss. I’d pass.

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He is correct!!!

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Ask him if it is all consultants or those from D.

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Seems accurate.

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That’s actually pretty tame compared to what most think

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I actually think he is right

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I don’t know what gave you that impression... 👀

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To each his own. Aim to spread happiness and good vibes - while also doing good work. Things will work out well!

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Assert dominance and tell him he is an idiot for not hiring consultants. Claim consultants are a higher tier over those...regular folks. Make sure to emphasize and maybe spit at the end in disgust.

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Well that’s why he’s not a consultant. He shouldn’t assume his personal attributes should apply to all... he sounds egotistical to ME with his holier than thou attitude.

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If you can't understand his POV, you're guilty of his generalization. Arrogant--"Of course we can fix your problem; we can solve any problem you have" Egotistical--it's an up or out culture. Hard not to be egotistical to keep progressing. Lacks humility--Talk to C-suite all day and assume you can understand a client's business in 6 weeks. View and engage with client stakeholders as executors of your requests, not your teammates. Yup, sounds right on-brand.

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All y’all talk about is status (points, miles, reports, etc.) ... he wasn’t lying lol

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Don’t care

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Totally inappropriate. Next.

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Eh still probably bitter that his 2.7 GPA in Sociology and Gender studies didn’t get him a spot in MBB.

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