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10 Things NOT To Do in a Project Interview

by Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComInterviews can be nerve-wracking, especially when what's at stake is a role for you and a new project for your firm.  During the proposal process clients often want to meet the prospective team, or at least the key members, before they make their final decision.  And it's understandable.  If you were going to pay someone even $50,000 for a project, never mind millions, wouldn't you? Read More >

Bully Clients and How to Deal with Them as a Consultant

by Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComThe subject of bullies has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. But bullies don't just exist on the playground, on Facebook or in the halls of local high schools. "Mean girls" (or guys) can be found at the office too. Can you imagine being yelled at, cursed at and even kicked out of the room by a client? What about being intimidated and raked over the coals every week in your status meetings? Seem crazy? Read More >

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Consulting Internship

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComSummer internships are a rite of passage for aspiring consultants. It's a chance to get some real experience, increase your exposure with a firm, and see if you even like consulting. Whether your ultimate goal is a job offer or just to try before you buy, here are six ways to make the most of your internship. Establish a strong track record. Internships are a tryout for the real deal. Read More >

Will Romney's Bain Record Become a Political Whipping Post?

Uh-oh. Candidates are still dithering over whether or not to enter the Republican primary for the 2012 Presidential election, and we're already getting a sense of what the Democrats' narrative is going to look like should some of them win-specifically Mitt Romney. Given the blog you're reading, you've probably guessed already that it's going to have something to do with his time at Bain & Co.You'd be correct. Read More >

McKinsey 'Embarrassed' Over Galleon, Focused on Future

Pop quiz: the leader of which major corporation this week showed that he's aware that illegal actions committed by former employees may have irrevocably damaged the brand? And went as far as to call the situation "incredibly distressing and embarrassing" and his own firm "arrogant"? All those who guessed McKinsey, give yourselves a pat on the back. Read More >

McKinsey's Obamacare Report Sparks Political Firestorm

Whether you love it or simply love to hate it, these days there's just no getting away from McKinsey, the world's most famous consulting firm. While McKinsey has built its hard-earned reputation on intelligence, savvy and a distinct sense of elitism (I mean this in the most complimentary way possible, of course), The Firm has been at the center of more controversy than compliment in 2011. Read More >

Harrisburg Consultants Deliver Long Awaited Recovery Plan

Readers of Consult THIS will be aware that Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the once-proud state capital now home to less than 50,000 people, is in serious economic trouble. Strapped with hundreds of millions in debt, state officials have conceded that the city no longer controls its own destiny (for specifics on the damage, see here). We could be witnessing the death throes of a classic American city: it's all very strange and morbidly interesting stuff. Read More >

Amid Unrest, Accenture Slides Into Middle East

Reports this week suggest that American drone attacks on Yemeni militants had reached unprecedented frequency as the country's attention remains fixed on the current political and social upheaval. Of course, such unrest has gripped the entire region in the last few months, crippling governments and economies across the Middle East. Read More >

News Round-up: McKinsey, Deloitte, Booz Allen and More

Hello folks. I know: for the last few weeks you have struggled mightily to cope without your go-to source for the most relevant and interesting consulting news the industry has to offer. But fear not: your cruel drought has ended. The news round-up is back on Consult THIS and better than ever.Let's pick up right where we left off. While there haven't been any Gupta-worthy blockbusters in the past few weeks, the biggest names in the industry have been as busy as ever. Read More >

"We Made Some Mistakes": The Monitor Group in Libya

Ever since it came to light that Cambridge, MA-based consultancy the Monitor Group had once represented Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's Libya, the questions have been swirling. What did the firm do there? How much were they paid? Should they have been there at all? What does this mean for the firm's reputation-and for the individuals involved? Was CEO Mark Fuller's decision to step down earlier this month just a coincidence? Read More >


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