External recruiters for consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain, Deloitte

  • Consulting firms use in-house recruiters to help them find college and MBA students for jobs.
  • But they also rely on external recruiters to fill entry-level and senior roles.
  • Business Insider spoke with 10 independent consulting recruiters and career coaches on the advice they’d give to candidates who are interested in consulting roles, or how they can develop transferable skills. 
  • Mark Rich, a consulting headhunter at Whitehouse Pimms, said getting your name in a recruiter’s exclusive database and establishing a personal connection with the interviewer are some ways to increase your chances of landing a consulting job. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

If you want to work at a big consulting firm like McKinsey or PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), knowing recruiters is key to getting your foot in the door.

Firms like McKinsey, Bain & Co., and Deloitte use internal recruiters to find MBA and bachelor’s candidates on college campuses.


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