Sample Resume | Management Consultant Healthcare

I Management consultant resume discussion 
II Professionally written management consultant resume
III Client’s original management consultant resume

I Management consultant resume discussion

Client H had begun her career at McKinsey before taking up a role running the philanthropic arm of a large private hospital group. She planned to earn an MBA and continue her career in the healthcare sector. This resume was written with the MBA application in mind.

This client had done a decent job in her original resume of producing bullet points that highlighted and quantified her achievements. But when you’re vying for a place in a top 5 business school there’s really no room for error in a resume. A resume should be a roadmap that helps the admissions committee member a. contextualize the material discussed in your essays, b. better understand your recommendations, c. gauge your professional potential.

Here are some of the improvements I addressed in the professionally edited version of this management consultant/healthcare resume:

Issue 1) Resume layout is visually overwhelming

The original resume was visually overwhelming with a disproportionate number of bullet points dedicated to her role at McKinsey and not a sufficient number of bullet points highlighting achievements at the private hospital group where she currently worked. It was clear that the client hadn’t put as much time into updating her resume as she should have. After speaking with her I rewrote the healthcare provider entry, replacing lackluster bullet points with new, better ones.

PRIVATE HOSPITAL GROUP (Original Resume)

  • Identified innovative cost savings opportunity of $XM through an overhaul of the product supply chain
  • Developed the capability building program for 60 front-line managers focusing on problem solving and analytics

PRIVATE HOSPITAL GROUP (Professionally Edited Resume)

  • (New Bullet Point) Provided free healthcare treatment to 2,000 patients; Mandated to raise $10M to expand operations to reach 10,000 patients annually
  • (New Bullet Point) Setup healthcare infrastructure (e.g. clean water) and launched a pilot specialty healthcare delivery program in LOCATION (population 35,000); Expansion is set to cover 10 additional villages in the next 6 months
  • Overhauled hospital supply chain by applying innovative practices like e-auctions, resulting in savings of $2M
  • Led a capability building program for 60 front-line managers focused on problem solving and analytics

Issue 2) Bullet points that are too long

Many of the bullet points in the original resume were simply too long. It’s taxing on your reader to have to review a bullet point that’s more than two lines long – people just have a hard time holding that much information in their short-term memory. It’s advisable to use a few figures to quantify your achievements at most – in the case of bullet points, less is sometimes more. Here’s one example of how I edited down some Client H’s longer bullet points into more approachable ones.

MCKINSEY (Original Resume)

  • Led the performance transformation of a leading $4B cancer academic medical center, significantly improving their clinical operations (e.g., reduced emergency department length of stay by 25%, discharge time by 3 hours) and patient satisfaction index score by 7%. Transformation instrumental in driving increased patient volumes

MCKINSEY (Professionally Edited Resume)

  • Led the performance transformation of a leading $4B cancer medical center, significantly improving their clinical operations (e.g. reduced discharge time by 2 hours) and cost of care by 7%

Issue 3) Long descriptions of employer and role

Client H had long descriptions of her role, the organization and its outlook right under his job title in her resume. It’s ok to give a brief employer description if you work for a little-known company. This area can also be used to highlight awards received or community involvement at a specific employer. Client H either needed to shorten these descriptions or integrate the information into her bullet points. Specifically for the Healthcare Provider entry at the top of her original resume, you’ll notice that the description takes up more space than her actual bullet points do.

PRIVATE HOSPITAL GROUP (Original Resume)

  • Private Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Private Hospital Inc., India’s leading healthcare provider. I lead a team of 10 managers and analysts and report to the COO. The foundation is mandated to raise $15M to provide subsidized healthcare treatment/benefits to 100,000 patients annually and invest in sources of health in a village of 35000

PRIVATE HOSPITAL GROUP (Professionally Edited Resume)

  • Private Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Private Hospital, India’s top 3 hospital group; Lead a team of 8 managers and report to the COO


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II Professionally written management consultant resume

Resume Example After Editing Client H.pdf


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III Client’s original management consultant resume

Resume Example Before Client H.pdf

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