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    Hi,

    I know the consulting arms of the big 4/Capgem/Accenture aren't as competitive as BCG/McKinsey/Bain, but, given how the job market is generally at the moment, how competitive are jobs in these firms?

    Presumably things like "operations" and "performance improvement" consulting are a fair bit less competitive than the likes of the respective firms' strategy departments, but is this only a marginal difference?

    Would appreciate any advice!

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    Hi,

    I know the consulting arms of the big 4/Capgem/Accenture aren't as competitive as BCG/McKinsey/Bain, but, given how the job market is generally at the moment, how competitive are jobs in these firms?

    Presumably things like "operations" and "performance improvement" consulting are a fair bit less competitive than the likes of the respective firms' strategy departments, but is this only a marginal difference?

    Would appreciate any advice!

    dy
    Nobody here is going to be able to give you accurate figures, but from what I've heard I would say that Strategy and Management Consultants have been hit hard by the downturn, so recruiting is down, while applications are still high. Succinctly put, positions in Consulting are as competitive as ever, even in tier 2 firms like the Big4, Accenture, CapGemini etc.

    You're right in thinking that departments like Operations Consulting would be less competitive, but in terms of the margin I don't know. I'd hazard a guess and say that Strategy consultancy is a fair bit more difficult to get into, simply because there are fewer positions available.
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Yeah thanks, I just wanted to see if anyone had any idea, as I don't!

    I'm thinking of taking a year out after I graduate next year (build up my EC's hopefully!) Hopefully the job market will have picked up a bit...
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Yeah thanks, I just wanted to see if anyone had any idea, as I don't!

    I'm thinking of taking a year out after I graduate next year (build up my EC's hopefully!) Hopefully the job market will have picked up a bit...
    Awful time to try and be a Consultant or an Investment Banker. If you can afford to, I'd advise a year of doing something constructive, since without an internship it's near impossible.
 
 
 
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