off campus hire? from finance to consulting after graduation

I graduated this may and am working at a hedgefund. During recruiting I felt my temperament was suited for finance but I find the work to be unfulfilling and I would like to be in a position where i can develop business vision/intuition. I think consulting is a better fit for me and ultimately better for my career development.

I will apply as an entry level, not experienced hire position, but since I'm no longer on campus I have to apply online at the company websites. Im wondering whether those resumes are actually read by anyone? And whether the fact I'm out of school make me ineligible for entry level/non experienced positions? if not then is emailing alumni the only ways to get ur resume considered.

Should I leave my hedgefund experience off my resume? since it's so short and I had been able to get MBB interview with my resume while doing full time recruiting so i'm not sure if including the hedgefund experience is a plus or minus.

thanks in advance for your 2cents

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Jul 12, 2012 - 4:06pm

you can most certainly enter as a entry level consultant. 1 month of work is not going to qualify you as an experienced hire lol.

As for the resume, it would be better to network your way in, as your online submitted resume will be on the back-burner

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Jul 12, 2012 - 5:59pm

haha yea I guess I'm more concerned with how I can get my resume read and considered.

didn't really network too much consulting wise while in school, I can't think of close contacts in the consulting world.

I think I will cold email. For current consultants, do you think there's time of the week/day when consultants are more amenable to responding to unsolicited emails?

 
Jul 12, 2012 - 8:57pm

People are far more likely to have time to talk on Fridays

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