Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Main Content

Job seekers guide for consulting

Create consulting firm lists and learn more about the industry

Creating lists of consulting firms with databases

Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
  • Part of "Gale Library Directory"
  • Click "Abstracts and Indexes"
  • Click "Advanced"
  • Select "Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory"
  • Use pulldown menus to narrow search geographically (ex: country, province, area code)
  • Use the "Keyword" menu option to narrow by industry (ex. "renewable energy")
  • Click "Search"

Additional Resources

Industry Reports

Industry & Career Overviews

Vault Career Insider (Registration required)
  • Click "Guides"
  • Click "Consulting guides"
  • Choose relevant consulting industry guides
Vault Guide to the Top 25 Tech Consulting Firms (Registration required)
  • Click "Guides"
  • Click "Consulting guides"
  • Click "Vault Guide to the Top 10 Technology Consulting Firms, 2013"
Vault Top 50 Firms (Registration required)
  • Click "Guides"
  • Click "Consulting guides"
  • Click "Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2013"

Additional Resources

Industry Magazines & Journals


Consulting Magazine - includes top firms to work for, fastest growing firms, top 25 consultants, rising stars, and women leaders in consulting rankings. 

Vault Top 50 Consulting Firms 

Vault Consulting Research and Advice - includes links to the latest rankings including best firm by practice area (IT, healthcare, energy, finance, etc); best firm to work for based on ratings of key employment factors (diversity; international opportunities, work/life balance, training); most prestigious and best boutique consulting firms. 

Case Interviews Prep

Vault Guide to the case interview (Registration required)
  • Click "Guides"
  • Click "Interviewing guides"
  • Click "Vault Guide to the Case Interview"
  • Hard copy available in the BIC: CC HD 69 C6 A728 2005


  • Case in point: Complete case interview preparation
    Available in the BIC: CC HD 69 C6 C72 2018 (10th edition) The 10th edition has a special section for government and non-profit interviews.
  • Case in Point: Case Competition. Creating Winning Strategy Presentations for Case Competitions and Job Offers. CC HF 5718.22.C67 2017
  • Case Interview Secrets: a former McKinsey interviewer reveal how to get multiple job offers in consulting.  Available in the BIC: CC HD69 .C6 C43 2012
  • Crack the case: How to conquer your case interviews
    Available in the BIC: CC HF 5549 .5 I6 O347 2007, New edition: CC HD 69.C6 O378 2015. 
  • Mastering the case analysis
    Available in the BIC: CC HF 5549 .5 I6 C5233; 2004
  • The McKinsey Personal Experience Interview Toolkit: How to (really) master the McK PEI, 2nd edition. CC HF 5549.5.I6 S7 2014

Additional tips: Check the company's website for case interview prep materials. 

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