See my post last week about this event – I had a chat with the recruiter this morning and BCG is really interested in early career researchers applying. Plus you get to join at a higher level than undergrads (and therefore have a salary uplift….)!
Two main pitfalls she observes in early career researcher applications:
1) Not having a short, sharp CV. It should be one page and very achievement-focussed. CVs are initially screened by recruitment team and then staff with PhDs would look at them. They are not interested in lists of publications and conferences unless these are useful to show eg ‘chosen to speak at a conference out of 50 other researchers’. You need context which might be facts and figures.
2) Not knowing how to tackle case study interviews. Practise practise practise! They are interested in your thought process, your ability to see the overall picture (not the more PhD-typical detail), and your ability to do maths on the spot.
They are keen to hear from ECRs across all subject areas and are trying to raise their profile at KCL – let me know how it goes!
See here for the post and sign up details.