2011

Articles to Help Turbocharge Your Career

Here’s the latest installment of articles from around the Web that I think provide some compelling career advice. 

1. Why You Need a Portfolio in Your Career Toolbox
By Fast Company
Overview:  Creating a compelling online representation of yourself is critical, regardless of the industry you’re in.

The L.E.K. Consulting Interview Process from A to Z

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the interview stage. To help you prepare, I’ve answered a few questions that always seem to be at the top of each candidate’s mind.

Q:  What should I wear during the interview?
A:  Dress for success in your best business attire – suits, etc.

Q:  Where exactly is the office located?
A:  Click here for the addresses of every global office, and directions for getting there. 

Application Deadlines FAQ

You have questions about application deadlines and we have answers. As you’ll see, they do vary a bit. There are a number of schools that we’ve built strong relationships with over the years that have established specific application deadlines with us (including some Ivy League schools in the U.S., the London Business School, etc.). Check out the complete list of school-specific application deadlines here.

Articles to Boost Your Job Search and Career

There is certainly a lot to think about as you dive into your job search, and I’m passing along a few articles that I think provide some pretty good careers advice.

1. Three Key Factors Can Help You Land Your Next Job
By Vault
Overview:  Are you dependable, punctual and able to learn on the job? If so, your job search may be quicker than you think.

Keys to Succeeding in Management Consulting

L.E.K. Consultant Alan G. shares his thoughts about the traits and interests that you need to have to thrive in the management consulting industry.

Consultant John M. Shares his Insights into L.E.K.


 

I’m a Consultant (post-MBA position) in L.E.K. Consulting’s Boston office, but I actually started at L.E.K. in 2005 as an Associate coming from undergrad. Looking back, I decided to return to L.E.K. after getting my MBA at Tuck for many of the same reasons that I chose L.E.K. in the first place.

Six Helpful Careers Articles from Around the Internet

There is certainly a lot to think about as you dive into your job search – resumes, cover letters, interview tips, etc. To help with this process, I’m passing along a few articles that I think provide some pretty good careers advice.

1. Define Your Personal Brand With Simple Questions
By Harvard Business Review
Overview: Managing your reputation: how to be the chief branding officer of your own personal brand.
 

What advice would you give to someone who is trying to break into management consulting?

Kevin on our team shared his tips about getting into management consulting in a video post this week. Now, I’d love to hear from you. What advice would you give to someone who is trying to break into management consulting? I look forward to your suggestions.

5 Articles to Help Your Career

I’m back with this week’s roundup of articles that I think have some pretty good career advice.

1. 11 Job Search Tips for 2011
    By CNN.com
    Overview: Steps to refocus your job search and outshine other candidates.

Tips for Landing a Job in Management Consulting

Kevin, an Associate at L.E.K., shares some of the steps that he took as he defined his career path and worked to get the “inside track” once he identified where he wanted to work.

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