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Management Consultancy and Human Resources: Tips for Applications

Management, management consultancy, personnel, human resources and recruitment

Management Consultancy & Human Resources

Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Useful Skills

The following skills are relevant to many roles in this sector

  1. Teamworking skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Creativity and Innovation
  4. Analytical skills and problem solving ability
  5. Flexibility
  6. Ability to cope with pressure
  7. Listening skills
  8. Confidence
  9. Motivational Skills
  10. Planning and organisational skills
  11. Customer and client service skills
  12. Commercial awareness
  13. IT and numeracy skills
  14. Good interpersonal skills
  15. Leadership skills
  16. Ability to manage your time

Management Consultancy requires a particularly strong grasp of skills like research, presentation skills, deadling with clients, and time managment

HR roles require people skills, ability to listen

Current Awareness

Being aware of the current issues in a field is a good way to prepare for an interview

Here are some major news sources, you can also find useful news in the blogs section on Insider Views


HR officers work in a variety of different organisations, with different recruitment processes

Interviews and Selection Tests


Networking can serve two purposes; getting more information, and getting work

In larger companies with established hiring procedures, networking is less important for finding work, but it can still be important for building reputation and getting information

Commercial Awareness

UCAS defines commercial awareness as understanding "...the economics of the business. Understands the business benefits and commercial realities from both the organisation's and the customer's perspectives"


Communication skills covers making presentations, verbal reports, written communication, and listening