Ensure your CV format is structured to best highlight your unique experience and life situation.

Consulting CV template (text format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Innovative and highly organised professional with 6+ years of experience delivering consulting and strategic services to SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Proven track record of identifying changes that improve efficiency and increase revenue. Seeking a Senior Consultant role in Genesis Consulting to deliver results for corporate clients.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Somerset Consulting, Bath • Senior Consultant
Dec 20XX–Present

  • Develop annual budget frameworks and goals with 70+ clients, increasing annual revenue by an average of 10%
  • Create annual reports for clients by evaluating progress in existing areas and giving recommendations for future growth
  • Introduced quarterly strategy check-ins with clients and senior stakeholders, improving client satisfaction by 8%
  • Reviewed process flows with the production team for a FTSE 100 company and recommended changes that improved operational efficiency by 35% over 3 months

Avon Advisors, Bristol • Consultant
Jun 20XX–Nov 20XX

  • Evaluated diverse client organisational systems to identify workflow, communication, and resource utilisation
  • Conducted interviews, surveys, and research within client businesses to understand the company needs and gain insights to inform recommendations
  • Advised on revenue models, process flows, operations support, and customer engagement strategies
  • Developed 100+ detailed roadmaps of action items and project goals for clients
  • Implemented system of monthly reporting and analysis across budgeting and planning, reducing overspend by 50%

EDUCATION

University of Bristol, Bristol (20XX–20XX)
BA (Hons) Business Management, upper second-class honours (2:1)

Relevant Modules:
Managing Systems and Operations, Working with Different Cultures, Marketing, Finance, Business Planning, Project Management

Dissertation Topic:
Analysis of risk management in C-suite decisions

KEY SKILLS

  • Management skills: Financial management, business management, and project management skills
  • Communication skills: Client negotiation, engagement, and relationship-building
  • Data skills: Advanced research, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analysis, presentation, and reporting
  • Business skills: Expert knowledge in supply chain management, human resources, and organisational communications

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Cycling
  • Cooking
  • Gardening

How to write a consulting CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

Management consulting is a highly competitive industry, and many companies have strict standards for the consulting CVs and resumes they receive.

Here are three tips for writing a simple yet effective CV that wins job interviews.

1. Use your personal statement to highlight key knowledge areas

Introduce yourself in your CV personal statement with concise yet concrete achievements.

These consultant personal statements demonstrate how to showcase relevant achievements at the start of your CV:

  • Innovative and highly organised professional with 5+ years of experience delivering consulting and strategic services to SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Proven track record of identifying changes that improve efficiency and increase revenue. Seeking a Senior Consultant role in Genesis Consulting to deliver positive results for corporate clients.
  • Accomplished professional transitioning from a successful career in software development to consulting, bringing a deep understanding of technology integration and project management. Focused on utilizing strong analytical skills and technical background to solve complex business problems and drive successful transformations for clients.
  • Highly experienced consultant with over 15 years of expertise in financial services and risk management. Aspiring to join a consultancy firm where I can contribute to high-stakes projects and utilize my extensive network and deep industry knowledge to deliver innovative solutions and substantial business value.

2. Showcase the right consulting skills

Consulting requires a mix of technical skills and transferable skills. Industry leader McKinsey lists the consulting skills they look for:

  • Personal impact
  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Courageous change
  • Problem solving
  • Expertise

Always give concrete examples when highlighting a relevant consulting skill, as simply listing them on your CV is vague and unconvincing:

Here's what concrete examples of skills look like on a CV
  • Introduced quarterly strategy check-ins with clients and senior stakeholders, improving client satisfaction by 8%
  • Conducted interviews, surveys, and research within client businesses to understand the company’s needs and gain insights to inform recommendations
  • Led a cross-functional team of 12 in a comprehensive business transformation project for a leading retail chain
  • Developed and executed a cost reduction strategy that decreased supply chain expenses by 25% through vendor renegotiations and process optimization for a manufacturing client
  • Performed data analytics that utilized advanced statistical tools and Excel that led to a 30% increase in ROI on marketing campaigns

3. Leverage your consulting work experience

Project-based experience matters to consultant firms. When writing your work history, be sure to include specific examples of your previous successes and contributions.

For each job you list on your CV, add 4–6 bullet points covering:

  • your main responsibilities
  • noteworthy projects you worked on
  • methodologies you used
  • the impact of your work

Here are some examples of how an experienced consultant conveys their work experience on their CV:

A consulting CV work experience section describing the applicant's experience as a senior consultant using two detailed bullet points
Starting your bullet points with powerful action verbs will make them stand out.

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Samuel Johns is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and senior career counsellor on the CV Genius team, with almost 5 years of experience in the career space. He has helped countless job hunters craft high-quality CVs and cover letters, exceed expectations at interviews, and obtain their dream jobs. Born and raised in County Durham in the beautiful North East of England, he graduated with a BA (Hons) in French Language and Literature from the University of Bristol in 2013 and has worked in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, Paris, and Taipei as a French–English translator. He’s determined to use his native English and fluent French skills to help UK and French candidates get the jobs they deserve. In addition to the British and French versions of CV Genius, Samuel’s job-hunt advice has been published on numerous websites, including Careers.org, the University of Warwick, the Enterprisers Project, and HR.com. If you’d like to collaborate, please reach out to Samuel through LinkedIn. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts and won’t reply to such requests.