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BCG Sell Weekend

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I just came out of a “sell weekend” with BCG.  Each of the consulting firms host weekend-long events for offerees.  I don’t know if many industry recruiters do this, but it’s definitely a hard sell that’s bound to have an impact on the decision-making process.  I have to admit that I’m extremely impressed with them… but that’s the entire point of the weekend, right?  The partners and principals are particularly impressive.  But again, if they stick around with the firm for the 7+ years it requires to get to that point, they’re bound to be in an industry with 50%/yr attrition, right?  It’s so difficult to know how much of this to take at face-value and how much to discount. 

The whole consulting recruiting process is such a time-sink.  Even post-offer, I think I’ve had (at least) two calls a day from people at each of the firms…!  They don’t give up easily, and they want to make sure that you’ve met every single person in the company who has a similar background / set of interests.  As much as I appreciate the attention, I can’t wait until this is all finally over! 

I am glad I have a job locked down, though… From some statistics I’ve heard, the majority of RCs can’t say the same.  I think it’s primarily because people are being picky – they’re holding out for those coveted private equity or venture capital jobs.  If only those still existed…

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