Nov

When is the ideal interview time for strategy consultants?

by Jody KaravanicSenior Practice Leader at Charles Aris Inc.

Ah, the holidays … hopefully you’ll have a chance to spend some quality time with family and friends. It’s a time of celebration!

For many of you, it might also be a time for transition. At Charles Aris Inc., we often hear that management consultants think of their careers in six-month intervals, and that midyear (summertime) and..

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Nov

Use the buddy system to create a great interview experience

by Steven StewartVice President at Charles Aris Inc.

In a recent Senior Director search on behalf of a national financial services firm, we had narrowed our slate of formal candidates for final interviews down to three. We debriefed with each candidate the following day and, unfortunately, each had come away from the interviews far less interested in the opportunity than they were going in...

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Oct

Private equity roles for consultants: Deal side vs. Portfolio side

by Caroline WilsonVice President at Charles Aris Inc.

There are two types of opportunities in private equity which you may be recruited for as a management consultant: deal-side roles and portfolio-side roles.

Deal-side roles are exactly what the descriptor suggests. You would serve as an investment professional in the firm, participating in due diligence and executing transactions. Sourcing..

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Oct

Why less is more when it comes to a corporate vacation plan

by Chad OakleyChief Executive Officer at Charles Aris Inc.

Remember when you received your consulting offer letter? Remember the vacation component? If you were like me, you were absolutely floored when you saw how much paid time off you were granted. Four weeks? Five weeks? Perhaps even six? Woohoo! And they said life as a consultant was going to be hard! Ha!

Twelve months later …

Hmmm. Maybe..

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Aug

Manager, Director or VP: What level of consultant should I hire?

by Jody KaravanicSenior Practice Leader at Charles Aris Inc.

One question we find ourselves answering time and time again is: “What level of consultant should I hire?”

This can be a tough question for many to answer. Depending on where a job candidate is in her consulting career, she will excel in different areas of the consulting toolkit.

To help you answer this question for yourself, let’s..

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