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Really curious about this but can you list top 3 hard qualities that make an entry level consultant in the category of "star" at your firm?

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Simple: don't say "No"

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@Deloitte may seem like they're joking. But for first year especially it really is true. Take on all the work they throw at you with a satisfied smile. The other piece is being fun to work with.

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As in adapting to saying yes to everything with a smile.

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@ZS being an analyst is all about allowing your self to get exploited. That's how you learn and how you get SMs and PPDs to like you. Grunt work=dues=table stakes.

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Adaptability.

@bcg - can you define it more specifically? Example - adaptability in projects/work times etc. what takes the biggest priority ?

@deloitte - lol - that's sounds like an invite to get exploited eh?

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