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What separates MBB from the rest? Work output, pace, branding? How often do people from non mbb firms successfully move to them? What skills make candidates stand out?

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1. Matthew Effect. better brand -> higher profile projects -> better talent acquisition -> better brand. 2. The pace tends to be faster, and the progression and learning curves steeper. Average time to Partner is ~6 years here. 3. People move into MBB as experienced hires though bulk is still from campus recruiting (core consulting tracks anyway). What differentiates you from another person is: value prop the firm needs (particularly thinking digital, analytics, life sci, etc) and/or a strong referral.

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I would add - quality of the work is super high and never compromised by the fast pace. The fast pace is not just about path to promotions, but very much tied to client delivery as well.

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