I don't know why I can't get consulting interviews
I think I have a good background and pre-MBA working experiences. But out of 40 consulting jobs I applied so far (internship + full-time), I only got 2 interviews (EY-P and Alvarez & Marsal). However, my other MBA classmates are getting tons of interviews, some of them don't even recruit management consulting.
I am seriously confused. What went wrong. If you have time, could you give me some advice? I am happy to share my background details. Please see the attached resume.
Also, many people asked me about fit and networking. I think I will put it here too. In general, I don't consider myself a weak networker or an absolute bad fit for those firms. I am from one of the big 4s and when I networked with that big 4 consulting arm, things went exceptionally well. I even got one of the managers to support my candidacy. She also mentioned that once I got an interview, she would connect me to that practice partner. But since I got no interview, I got no partner support eventually. I connected with one of the MBBs well. I talked about weight lifting with a manager and we exchanged dietary plans. A partner and I talked about how to be a father for around 15 mins. I also had a great coffee chat with a consultant from that firm. He mentioned me to the recruiter. The recruiter later saw me and told me that "xxxx said a lot of good things about you". I also had a great chat with a consultant from a great consulting firm. The chat went so well we even talked about very personal things (original part is removed to avoid controversy). Of course, I don't connect perfectly with all consulting firms, but I don't think I did all bad.
I want to say that some of the comments below confirm my thoughts that I do have weak spots in my background, and the 2019 and 2020 recruiting seasons are just tough. I totally understand.
Any insights are welcomed! Thank you all!