I'd like to reach out to this forum for some advice, as I am currently in a tough position as I look to enter consulting.
For a few months, I have been trying to enter the management consulting industry. I went to a target public school (top 15 undergraduate business school) and started my career with an oil & gas supermajor, supporting functions such as supply chain, procurement, and operations. I have been in this industry for ~3 years since completing my undergraduate degree. I am trying to leverage my supply chain experience & energy industry background to enter the consulting industry, targeting roles focused on strategy, procurement, and human capital (at the Senior Associate & Consultant level). I've been eyeing firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture, PwC, West Monroe Partners, etc. All of these firms actively recruited at my university. On paper, I think I am a strong candidate.
However, here's the problem: even despite being referred for every role for which I have applied, I have received ~no~ invitations for first-round interviews, which has been upsetting. I wanted to see if anyone has been in a similar position, and if they have any advice. Should I be applying for entry-level positions to boost my chances? Is my resume weak (or not consulting-focused)? Should I consider going to grad school (i.e., MBA) and then attempt to enter consulting after I graduate? Thanks in advance for your guidance!
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