/ Asked by Michelle
Hi! I'm a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a Business Administration major. I became interested in management consulting after the recruiting cycle has ended. How can I break into the industry now that the common recruiting cycle is over? Thanks!
Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Friday, July 5, 2019
Congrats! The best way to get exposure to a particular industry is to see if there are any meet up groups, attend conferences, or connect to folks on LinkedIn. You can search for companies that you're interested in and connect with people within the consulting space. Share your interest in tapping into the industry and see if anyone is open to chatting with you. Companies are also posting positions all year long, so even if you haven't landed a job, you can keep checking online and applying where you see fit.
Answered by Roohi, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, July 8, 2019
Congratulations! That's an exciting first step for you to figure out what you want to do. This is a great question! What I suggest is even if they have a typical recruiting cycle there may be still positions companies post throughout the year if an opening becomes available. I would setup job alerts through different platforms so as positions become available you'll be notified and can apply. The other thing I suggest is figuring out what transferable skills you can acquire in the meantime. This way you will be ready to transition into a management consulting role when one becomes available while you are gaining hands on experience. If you know someone already in the industry, reach out and setup some 1-1 time for you to get to know more about the position and how it fits into the company. Your career center at your University may be connected with management consulting companies and can provide you support too. Wish you the best of luck in your job search!
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