I am a strategy consulting enthusiast from a middle class family. Don't have the financial stability to take a loan for an MBA and hence had to drop some renouned admits this year ( Think top IIM's) due to family circumstances. I still dream big and request you to provide some insights for my research:-
1) Average expected package of an associate
2) Average experience expected at ZS to get hired at associate level
3) Good books to upskill and ace the consulting case interviews
Currently working in analytics consulting looking to transition into strategy consulting. Are there any books or online courses you recommend to learn the fundamentals of strategy consulting?
Any good books/learning materials on how consulting/non-product firms acquire other firms? Struggling to find relevant info. “Talent-based acquisitions” seem to be all about hr/recruiting. What are alternative keywords I should use?
Joining FAANG in a few months as a Product marketing manager, potentially with a new product growth focus. Any ex-consulting PMM/PM with advice and tips on how to ramp-up skills/toolset fast? (e.g, books, podcasts, sites)
I’m looking for some great books that will help develop my consulting skills. Any recommendations?
Anyone have a consulting services sales training they recommend taking? Or books to read?
Fishes, looking for recommendations on growing business development and sales skills. Finding and growing pipelines, establishing marketing materials, closing sales, and similar for services. I have on the job experience within consulting but never any formal training or education. Entering a new role where I'll need to build organizational capabilities from scratch. Any recommendations on programs, certificates, courses, books, or other similar ideas would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
Hi, I am going through a few books on consulting and one thing which seems to be given a lot of importance is market sizing. What is the importance of this? It seems to me that unless it is a new product; existing competitors, long term contracts, monopolies etc would make this result unreliable at best and misleading. Can someone help me understand this?
Hiya! I was wondering if anyone here has any good recommendations in terms of books or learning material that I can pick up to learn about sales and marketing relevant to the consulting industry?
Any really impactful books that have helped you career-wise? Not necessarily consulting focused. In need of guidance and a new book so figured I'd kill two birds with one stone or whatever.
Trying to get a 45 y/o sibling in to consulting (was an entrepreneur prior in the restaurant industry). No college degree but willing to bust his but to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls
Friendly late 20s woman fish here who hasn’t been feeling good enough to be in consulting or run a business. I don’t know what’s going on but even with all of my accomplishments I feel worthless. I’m in therapy so I’m sure there’s a rainbow somewhere but I’m wondering if anyone else has felt like this and what you’ve done to get past it? I’ve thought of reading more books on my craft and doing affirmations but I’m like internally smh at everything.
New to Strategy Consulting in FS, any recommendations for success? Game plan, Mindset, Books, etc?
26 yrs old, been in consulting since finishing undergrad. Worried that I haven't narrowed my focus or found a niche to be specifically great at. Every project has been completely different... And I am constantly reading books to get smart on every other topic. My guess is this is all too common in consulting.
I am curious if this is feasible for a longterm career in consulting, especially if I am trying to continue climbing?
I am moving from industry to consulting and have an interview in early January with one of the big three strategy consulting firms. Any tips on case interview preparation? Reading couple books
There are very few good books on consulting and IT services that I have seen . What should such a book cover for it to be useful to a large number of consultants ? Specific topics like how to grow a career , how to develop business etc OR a general purpose overview from all angles ?
So how many of you actually utilize the networking feature on here? Does anyone actually chat with others on here? Lol
Durant +3.5 points/rebound/assists over Giannis. What a comeback! It was 48-38 with like 2.5 minutes to go.
Anyone in here have experience with freelance writing? Any thoughts on this as a source of passive income? Sorry if this has been discussed before, new to this bowl.
Covid delayed my PR by 2.5 years and now that I finally have my PR in Canada, I can start looking for jobs. I’m in the digital marketing field for the last 8 years would love to hear from those who might be able to refer me in their organisations.
Does anyone have video morning announcements at school? Any suggestions of how to get it started?
1. Deloitte USI(Tax)
2. Pwc India
Package more or less same. Pwc in hometown kolkata. Which one will be best foe career growth?
Yoe: 6 years
What’s your take on including an alphabet soup in your signature? Which of your designations do you intentionally exclude and why? ex PhD, JD, MBA, CPA, CFA, CAIA, PMP, PMI, CIMA, CFP, etc etc
How much did you NOT know going into your new career? How did you learn what you needed to know? How quickly?
is SAP Fieldglass project worth to join in SAP Labs how it is regarding work life balance?
I have 3 years of experience in fund accounting and if i jump what is the salary expectations for me?
Just saw the She-Hulk trailer on LinkedIn …. Wtf
They are promoting movie trailer on LinkedIn now?
Bhaiyon aur bahno!
Do we expect another email from saurabh regarding variable pay after quarterly results today ? It's mitron moment .
Mid day bubble bath brought to you by WFH 🛀
Hello Fishes- any idea how Alvarez Marshal is as a firm, type of clients and industries it cater to?
is it good exit option
Now that Chesa’s out we need to track down every person who voted against him, find out where they live, find out who their employers are, and expose them for who they are. We will continue the fight
Do you treat your fav students better than the others?
12b6 always be tellin’ it like it is
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Book recommendations: Hi 🐠, can you all recommend a few books that can help me learn a little about the following topics?
- How to go about ideating a new line of service or product? (Understanding market needs and viability of the product, designing/scoping the product, etc)
- How to define a business case for funding an idea?
- How to launch a product and/or a startup?
Starting a Strategy role and would like to use the down time to prepare. Open to other books on strategy concepts as well :)
Book recommendations for using my 3 audible credits? Prefer narrators who aren’t dryer than the Sahara. Would like something business/ consulting related if exists. Also enjoy nonfiction, sci Fi and fantasy
Thinking of doing a week long family vacation in Portland and Seattle. Ideas on where to go, stay, how many days in each place etc? Appreciate any help
Married 🐠🐟🐡. Would you take the offer from the industry if they pay you 5-10% less than what you are currently making and similar compensation, but not pension?
I'm excited to announce that I've moved up from United Airlines Group 4 to Group 2 as Silver Premier. I want to thank everyone that helped out along the way and I look forward to making a difference!
If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
Has anyone had their 401k distribution reach their account? What date should I expect to log in and verify it in December? or does it usually post in January (MBB)
AlixPartners fish, how do you folks hire entry-level (Analyst) roles? Is it mostly through campus recruiting/does a lateral hire program exist?
Hi everyone, How is the work culture at KPMG Global Services in India?
A friend of mine got an offer for a consultant role in Advisory, Product Operations and Procurement team and has read some horrible reviews on Quora. He is currently working with Accenture.
Also, for the compensation, the offer letter only has Basic Salary and Flexi Compensation, there in no variable component mentioned, is that always the case?
I got laid off with no warning. Reason given was my utilization was low at 81.8%. No performance problems. Would it be inappropriate for me to apply back to PwC to the teams I discussed rolling onto?
Changed hotels mid-trip. The second hotel is more expensive. First hotel was far and pretty gross (blood stains on carpet, broken shower, etc.) Will this be an issue to expense?
Are any top consulting firms hiring for experienced analysts currently? I know ACN and some others are cyclical for resources 2-3 years out of college, but I’m looking to make a move sooner than fall
Anyone who can speak to their experience at Extension School? Example - Harvard Extension School?
Seems like now with most classes being online anyway, better alternative with admissions and tuition.
Things to do in Colorado this November
What's the most ridiculous reason for a delay you've had? Today my plane hit a van as it was backing up and had to wait for maintenance to come inspect the damage
Looking to join Accenture’s Supply Chain’s practice! Is there anyone I can connect with to discuss?
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. My projects are like the tri-wizard tournament
Thanks C1 you get it 😉
the art of war
The Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister
I actually thought the Lean Startup was surprisingly appropriate for what we do. I use the concept of minimum viable product every week
The secrets of consulting, and of course,
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Don't take no for an answer!