2/24/13

Hey guys,

I will start my consulting career at one of the top firms in May.

What tips can you give a new consultant with regards to general behavior, the first project, networking within the firm etc.? I want to leave a good impression from the beginning.

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2/24/13

chicks, cash, crystal

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2/24/13

BTbanker:
chicks, cash, crystal

That's your only strategy?

2/25/13

BTbanker:
chicks, cash, crystal

dont forget "profit"

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

2/25/13

Austerity:
What tips can you give a new consultant with regards to general behavior, the first project, networking within the firm etc.? I want to leave a good impression from the beginning.

Same as IBD, you're welcome.

2/25/13

Tip one: Take a couple minutes to SEARCH first before asking a question.

2/28/13

Any useful comments?

2/28/13

Be friendly, don't prejudge, be humble. In short, don't be a dick, consulting is a small world.

3/3/13

get ready to sit the bench....siting around doing meaningless training modules, waiting to get on a project.

3/4/13

Here's my advice: You don't have time to passively get better. You have to actively improve.

By that, I mean when you have a review and you're told "you're weak at X" you can't think "OK, on my next case I'll work really hard on X." You have to go out and get training or coaching or read a book or somehow develop skill X so that by the time the next case starts, you've already begun to improve (obviously you don't have to be perfect at it).

You can't just depend on exposure through casework to get better. You have to actively try to develop your skills.

3/4/13

ConsultingDan:
Look the part! Dress nice to help establish credibility.

With slight variability from office to office and team to team--as long as you're dressed appropriately, no one cares.
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