QUOTE(guitar8888 @ Aug 13 2011, 12:30 PM)
For TS information, there are smaller management cosulting firms such as Arthur Andersen and Roland Berger which had just opened its office in KL in June/July if I am not mistaken. To be honest, I have no clue how's the job scope for management consultant. I've heard what they do in theory but not sure how do they actually function in real life.
Adrian, which firm are you in? Just curious because to my best knowledge (and my knowledge isn't very good) there are not many firms in the niche industry like you mentioned.
Arthur Andersen? What age are you living in leh?
QUOTE(thlo87 @ Aug 31 2011, 11:22 PM)
Thanks Adrian, for your input
I have only applied for Engineering jobs in Melbourne, and that was after my engineering degree. It was damn hard to even land an interview in Australia, so i end up studying master and came home to look for job. I thought it would be much easier to find a job in Malaysia.
I have applied to KPMG, Deloitte, and PWC. However, E&Y doesnt seem to be employing atm, and it has been a while since there is no job postings for malaysia offices in their online career site. Anyone knows when they are going to post up job openings again for Malaysian offices?
Also, is University of Melbourne famous enough to be considered by MBB (Bain,Mckinsey,BCG) ? Do they even notify you that you are not qualified? Cause i have applied to these 3 firms a while ago, but has yet to receive any reply.
Firstly, don't let your alma mater(how famous or what not) determine what career path you can take or which firm you can work for. That's not the right attitude.
The firms which you have mentioned do statistically hire at selective schools. Not entirely because the schools are selective but because these schools have large enrollment and many alumni from these schools are working at these firms. If you check the offices of these firms in Australia, you would find a lot of consultants who studied in Melbourne etc.
As for the offices in Malaysia, hiring is not really an annual event. These offices are very small, so small that they do not usually hire through the normal channels. However, it doesn't mean there are no openings. You just have to be special. You need to have networks and you must know how to nurture them. Otherwise, it ain't happening. Do you have linkedin to begin with?
You did an MBA, was the career service helpful at RMIT? I believe that you should know what goes into a CV that targets for consulting jobs. It's impossible to say what's lacking so for me, I would first look at the CV, what's written on it. It's not about what posts you have held, it's about what you have done and what was the result and impact of those actions. If you don't have work experience, it's not the end of the road. Think of the conscious decisions that you made while at school that brought about change. If you have neither, then perhaps you should do an internship first or do something that means a lot to you and would bring about some impact.
Check out managementconsulted.com
You should be able to get most of your questions answered from it.