pre-employment assessments for

Management Consulting Firms

Our Management Consultant Skill Assessment is the perfect fit for HR teams and hiring managers at consulting firms looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

HR Teams and hiring committees at management consulting firms are challenged with finding candidates with the required cognitive abilities, personality traits and hard skills required for success while embedded in their client’s organizations.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with management consulting firms to help identify candidates that best align with the role and the very specific needs of your clients. 

Over that time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our consulting clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular management consulting roles such as:

  • Business Architect
  • Financial Consultant
  • Associate Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Process Consultant

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HighMatch Management
Consultant Skill Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable management consultant skill assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your firm.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Consulting Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success at management consulting firms, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Analytical Thinker: analyzing information using logic to address work-related issues
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Initiative: a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

“[HighMatch] is a great tool for assessing people for a specific job and working with others.”

Consultant, Management Consulting

Consulting Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at management consulting firms.

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  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible


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Consulting Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

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  • Analytical Skills: This test focuses on evaluating analytical cognitive skills, including determining the next in a sequence, identifying differences, drawing comparisons, visualizing written cues, etc.
  • Active Listening: This test assesses the test taker’s ability to listen attentively, infer meaning, and translate into a course of action. It employs audio-based office simulations
  • Financial Math: The Financial Math test covers a variety of topics such as interest, ratios, banking, and basic arithmetic, and is appropriate for those required to perform financial math
  • Business Writing: The Business Writing assessment aims at assessing the skill level of the test taker in brainstorming, proper grammar, organization skills, as well as vocabulary.

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more business services skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our services team.

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HighMatch Management Consultant Skill Assessment

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