Disclosure Rules on Resumes

Application Documents Disclosure Rules on Resumes


Candidates sometimes divulge too much confidential details, or too little in interviews, resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles. These are the rules for disclosure. It is important to remember that disclosing confidential information merely indicates to McKinsey that you cannot be trusted with their own client information. Moreover, disclosing information on your resume and hiding it from your LinkedIn merely means you are aware of the ethical breach you are making. It is important to avoid these problems at all costs. From the beginning, be the person that is worthy of a consulting firm.

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2 responses to Disclosure Rules on Resumes

  1. Jojo,

    McKinsey and BCG only verify your educational credentials and in most parts of the world do not contact your previous employer. If they do, which is rare, they will simply confirm you work there and you can provide that information to recruitment after you receive an offer.

    That said, contacting a previous employer is very rare.


  2. Hi Michael,

    This was really useful. I did some work for a start-up and the client was ok with me putting the company name on my resume but seemed a little hesitant about LinkedIn. I now see the impression that might create on someone that has access to both my resume and my LinkedIn profile.

    I was wondering how that would work for a background check though. Firms would have to speak to the client, right? Especially given that I it wasn’t some firm’s client but my own?


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