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Management Consulting Myths: The U.S. vs the World
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Lulu Chang
, 11th June 2020
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Consulting firms—known for sending their consultants around the world—also maintain offices the world over. And while maintaining a consistent culture across offices is a goal for most corporations, the consulting experience varies somewhat by geography. Of course, the mystique of the international consulting life has taken on a life of its own, with plenty of myths (and some truths) around what it’s like to work as a consultant outside of the United States. Here are a few common myths and our thoughts on whether or not they hold water. 

It’s easier to get a job in consulting outside of the United States 

Within the United States, there seems to be a misconception that certain offices are “easier” to recruit into than others. But just as the Denver branch of a consulting firm is equally as competitive as DC, the case remains the same recruiting for London or Tokyo as they are just as selective as any American office. You’ll still have to be able to pass the all-important case interview, and for some offices, will need to do so in the business language...

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