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How to Speak Like a Management Consultant
Talking like a management consultant is a good way to impress your interviewer during the case interview. However, many candidates make that dreadful mistake of using cliche’d jargons they find on the Internet – if you do that, the interviewer will perceive you as naive, at best.
How do you which terms consultants actually use in their workplace, then? To answer that question, I’ve wrote a little “dictionary” for the terms that we consultants use on the field.
Consulting content terminology dictionary – MConsultingPrep
This comprehensive dictionary is useful for:
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For now, here’s a few examples from MConsultingPrep’s Consulting Content Terminology Dictionary.
Example of typical consulting writing
Let’s turn this ad hoc process into a structured and efficient one.
End products of consulting projects
Our deliverables for this workstream include the master strategy and detailed implementation plan for the cement segment in the next 10 years.
The supervisors should manage and construct projects in an end-to-end manner.
The firm has expanded its footprint in the real
estate and social infrastructure construction in
synergy with the urban development business.
E.g: HR, Finance,
IT systems are vulnerable while HR and Finance
functions also show gaps.
About the same
This steel plant performance is in line with
market average but room for improvement exists.
ABC could pursue performance improvement
initiatives to further strengthen hydro power
generation’s contribution to the Holding.
Apple should leverage its strong brand name.
Ways to improve
There are three levers to boost sales conversion
rate at branches.
The first phase in our project is to get a big-picture of market perspective.
The company passed the £6 million milestone
The board guided three-year Human Capital
Transformation Plan including restructuring
divisions and alignment to business strategy.
causes the problem
The root cause of the problem lies in the poor
construction of the bridge.
Where to play;
What to play; How
The client should develop a holistic urban
development strategy to become the developer-of-choice for large-scale urban development
Bringing something from the slums to the surface
ABC cement is facing serious financial challenges and the chance for a turnaround is small.
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