Success Stories

Testimonials

some of those who have already started UK careers with Mandarin Consulting

Dear Georgina, Thank you for coaching me! Really excited to tell that I received offer from Deloitte, audit associate position. I accepted the offer but plan to continue my job hunting. Let’s work together for following challenges!   Kind regards, H.

H. Jia to Georgina Kvassay - Deloitte

Dear Tess,   Thank you very much for your time today. I find this session really useful. You had provided lots of inspiration for me about how to answer a competency question. I now understand that it is always important to focus on what has been asked in the question. With your help I could […]

M.Zhang to Tess Read

Dear Abigail, Thank you for your coaching and it was amazing that you could modify my story appropriately and I learned a lot from the session. You are really a kind coach. Thank you. Best Regards, Y. Jiang

Y. Jiang to Abigail Anding

Dear Monica, I’m writing to let you know that I have received two intern offers this week. One is from KFC marketing group, the other one is from Danone as a marketing intern (base in Shanghai, at least four months internship role).  I accepted the offer from Danone finally and I will start working on […]

A. Liu to Monica Chetal Sharma - Danone&KFC

Dear Sally, I am sorry for losing contact for so such a long time, as I have been traveled and then  focused on my dissertation until this month. I have been back to China last week. And I have successfully got the offer of the position of Admission Officer of University of Coventry, which is […]

K. Chu to Sally Patterson - University of Coventry

Hi Sarah, I hope you are well. Now I am back in my country, Myanmar. I want to let you know that Danone has given me offer and currently working on the legal and immigration things. If they can finish them very fast, I can start working next month. If not, I will have to […]

May to Sarah Olsen - Danone

Hello Brian, How are you? I have a job with Fidelity in China 4 months ago. We had a chat in March 2016. I learnt a great deal from you. I still remember you asked me to take notes on things in case you want to refer to later. I just want to say a […]

Z Dong to Brian Mitchenere - Fidelity

Hi Abigail, I hope you are having a lovely holiday. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner about the outcome of my KPMG Launch Pad, but I guess I just really wanted to work super hard to tell you this today…. I GOT OFFERS FROM BOTH PWC AND KPMG!! 😀 I had my PwC […]

Sal to Abigail Anding - PwC and KPMG

Hello Tim, I hope you are well. Just want to write down this thank you letter to you. I got the account & finance apprenticeship offer from Illumina! Thank you very much for practicing the AC and one-to-one interview with me. You have shown me some good examples when I was not confident to talk […]

W. Li to Tim Pedlar - Illumina

Dear Flora, Thanks for your coaching. It is really useful for me. I got the Molton Brown offer as well. However, I chose Coach and I already went for work for few days. Thanks.   Regards, Vivian

Vivian to Flora Moxon - Coach & Molton Brown

Dear Flora, I just received an official offer from Ten10! I have thought about it and decided to still wait for HSBC to make a final decision. I want to thank you for going through the whole journey with me, for always being reliable and caring, and for introducing Tina to me, we are now […]

L Chen to Flora Moxon - Ten10

Hi Claire It is not a big thing but I really want to tell you. I just saw this article on MC’s website and I didn’t realise it is from you until I found your name. I just want to thank you that you for helping me to redirect the way I want to go and remind […]

E Chiu to Claire Lyell

Hi Tess, I really enjoy the brainstorming with you. You are very articulate and smart. Through our sessions I learned how to rethink my approach when preparing for interviews, to reposition my strengths to fit each role so that I feel more resourceful and confident, and structure my answers in ways that people can understand […]

L Chen to Tess Read

I have been working with Sarah for about half a year since January 2017. She is a very responsible, dedicated and supportive coach who has helped me improve massively since I joined Mandarin Consulting. Throughout our coaching, we mainly focus on career development, CV and online application polishing, competency and motivational interview, commercial awareness, and […]

L. QIU to Sarah Olsen - Capgemini Consulting

Since I started studying at university, I made a lot of internship applications and aimed to gain work experience in the finance industry in the UK. However, I often found it difficult to pass the first-round telephone interviews and always received rejections during the early application stages.

Ben Huang - Barclays & PwC

Dear Monica, Thank you very much for your help and I’ve got the offer in ABI Asia. Your interview sessions helped me a lot! Thank you!!   Kind Regards C.

C. Zhang to Monica Chetal Sharma - ABI Asia

Hi Flora, I would like to share the good news with you in terms of my internships. I received an offer from Sirius Decisions as a year internship opportunity in Stains. Thank you so much for helping me along with the whole interview processes. To be honest, I almost gave up finding the placement, as […]

W Luo to Flora Moxon - SiriusDecisions

Dear Jodi, Thank you so much for your coaching for Cara Hotel sales and marketing when I was looking for a year internship. I have got the offer and already been working in the company for 2 weeks so far. I am so sorry for the late notice, as I have been busy for training. […]

W. Luo to Jodi Adams - Cara Hotel

Hi Georgina, I am so excited to write to you – I got the offer from Cap!! An HR called me and gave me full feedback to my AC performance. There are a lot of positive points and they saw my enthusiasm. There are also some areas to be improved which will be included in […]

L. Qiu to Georgina Kvassay - Capgemini Consulting

Vera is really the best coach I’ve ever met at MC! Although we had only one coach session, she is so nice and is always ready to help me anytime I need her advice. She even reviewed my application material when she’s on holiday. I couldn’t express more appreciation for her kindness and her professionalism. […]

Y. Shi to Vera Urban - Deloitte

Dear Sally, How are you recently? I’ve been thinking of you after our great time at the Elephant House, and hope everything goes well 🙂 It has been two months since I started working. I am writing to tell you that I am so happy with my work, and I  learned a lot through working […]

Amy to Sally Patterson - McEwan Fraser Legal

Hi Tess, Thank you for the email. I learned quite a lot from our interview sessions. You helped me enhance the quality of my answers by explaining to me what the firm is looking for and encouraging me to signpost, which really helped me answer questions with a much better structure. Also we discussed my […]

L Chen to Tess Read

Dear Gisele, Thank you sooooo much!! I can’t believe I have such a strong CV now! So so strong and I am so happy and cheered up with the job hunting! Lots of thanks and appreciation to you!   Best regards, S

S Lu to Gisele Edwards

Hi Mike! How are you? Hope you are doing well. It has been a long time since my assessment day with ABN AMRO. However, the result proves that all of the hope and patience are worth it. I have received the call from the company, which has confirmed my place within the bank. I can’t wait to […]

H Lu to Mike Potter - ABN AMRO Bank

Dear David I am J and I got the phone call from Accenture recently that they are willing to give me an offer! Thank you so much for every kind help, really enjoyed working with you! I cannot get this offer without your help. I am such a lucky girl who got a job offer […]

J Kong to David Walters - Accenture

Dear Sally, Thanks for your encouragement all the time! Time went really fast, I still can’t believe I finally get an offer. I will be based in Frankfurt, starting from September! It’s a sales graduate programme lasts for 16 months. I will need to learn a lot, but I am also excited about the future. […]

K Huang to Sally Patterson - Thomson Reuters

Dear David, Thank you so much for your help with my application for TR! I finally got the offer! They called me to confirm it, I can not show you the email confirmation, but I already got the contract. Your coaching sessions were always useful and I enjoyed very much working with you! I felt […]

K Huang to David Walters - Thomson Reuters

I am writing to show my huge thanks to all the stuff, Coaches, working at Mandarin Consulting, especially the coach that has provided me with significant help, Peter Ward.   I applied for the Consulting Graduate Programme at Accenture and after having passed the competitive application process I received their offer starting as the level […]

Q Li to Peter Ward - Accenture

Thank you for your email this morning. The good news is HR was HEAVILY impressed. He didn’t particularly use any one of those 2 methods, but used a similar one to the second ‘tell me about your CV’ one. What worried me was he asked me a lot of background questions like what kind of […]

Lexi to Abigail Anding - Rose of York English Language School

I have a good news to tell you. I received an offer as a Legal Secretary at McEwan Fraser Legal this morning!   We have been working for so many hours dealing with different interviews. Thanks to all the sessions you gave to me, my knowledge has been constantly growing. This made me able to […]

Amy to Sally Patterson - McEwan Fraser Legal

I’m very happy to tell you that I passed the FactSet AC and I am progressed to the final round!   Thank you so much for your help. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

L Chen to Sarah Olsen

I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme gratefulness to you for helping me during this period of coaching.   From coaching, I have learnt a lot about the different thinking between British and Chinese culture.  Especially, how people think and do when they have trouble in a team work environment in […]

Irena to Tess Read

I am writing you to update you about my TR application, I am invited to the AC on 1st June, thanks again for your help! It was really helpful!

K Huang to David Walters

Thanks very much for your help. You are so approachable and experienced coach and I was greatly encouraged by you! Thanks for your encouragement. And I have much motivation to apply for jobs and to start a business. The attached documents are really useful for me. I will try my best to research it and […]

Amy to Sally Patterson

A big THANK YOU for the session earlier and the detailed notes! Prior to our session I heard people speak highly of you, and I am very happy to find out that they are very true. Thank you for sharing with me your honest thoughts and resources, I had fun learning from you and I […]

L Chen to Sarah Olsen

Too often we progress through the ‘ropes of life,’ and do not invest the time to express our gratitude and authentic value for the support our mentors so eagerly share for our growth, as not only students, but also as global citizens of society. Here, I really want to write this thank letter to my […]

Yan Kong to Sally Patterson - PwC and Jaguar Land Rover

Oh my god Sally!!! I just received your email [with the coaching notes] and now I feel so touched. I will try my best till the last minute… I am so appreciated for all your did!! Thanks a lot!!!

Y Tang to Sally Patternson

Thanks for your coaching time in the past sessions, your professional attitude and skills helped me a lot on my job applications. You always response my emails quickly, and I enjoyed our Skype sessions. I’ve learned how to answer the competency questions and you really shaped my thoughts on my ‘unique selling points ‘. You […]

Vivian to Sally Patterson

I received a whole year placement from MCI Group in Brussels. Thank you so much for helping me with the whole interview process. To be honest, I couldn’t have gained such an amazing opportunity without your help. Not only because it was the first formal interview I have ever attended, but also I had been […]

Catherine to Julie Butt - MCI Group in Brussels

Dear Sally, I got that job lol~ Thank you so much for helping me 💕 And I will let you know when I am ready for the class since it is the end of the seminar and I got so many deadlines 😯  Probably next Monday and I will email you to confirm that before. […]

Cat to Sally Patterson - Luca Michele

Finally I went back to China and I will start my new job in Deloitte China this year. It’s really helpful for me to learn so much from you! Especially the CV part! Even in the future, I will know how to modify my CV ! I don’t know how to express it, but thank […]

Michelle to Sally Patterson - Deloitte

I’m so happy to be able to tell you some good news, although I haven’t received formal confirmation email, I was just told by HR personnel that I was confirmed to be the spring analyst of Credit Suisse!!

A Zhang to Sally Patterson - Credit Suisse

Sally is the best coach I have ever met!!   As a personal coach, she knows me so well, and she can always give me really helpful suggestions about how to organize my language, how to prepare well for an interview and how to perform well during an interview.   She is so caring and […]

Eva to Sally Patterson - Deloitte

My experience has been rather pleasant and satisfactory as I have received all-round support during my application process, from CV updating to interview coaching, where the coaches were very friendly and resourceful.

P. Chau - Cisco

Inspiration; Navigation; Professional; Trustworthy   I have gained the knowledge of not only how to apply for jobs professionally, but also how to navigate myself correctly; my personal coach teaches me a lot which cannot be learnt from school, for instance professional business report analysis.  

D. Sun - PTS Consulting

I obtained the analyst position at China Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, one of the 4 commodity exchanges belonging to CSRC, 1 month ago. What I have learned from your session helped me a lot at the final interview. Also, the good structure I used in my report writing impressed my supervisor. I really want to thank […]

Yan to Sarah Olsen - China Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange

I am writing to tell you that I passed the Johnson&Johnson interview and finally got the offer. I really appreciate your coaching and I believe that you helped me a lot, especially for some tough questions.

Silvia to Flora Moxon - Johnson&Johnson

I am so excited now! I received the good news of Accenture assessment centre just now! It worth it! I really appreciate that you always encourage me to persist and become more confident! My growth is beyond my imagination in these two months. Without your coaching and all support from Mandarin consulting, I cannot reach my […]

Lan to Peter Ward - Accenture

  I have good news, I just got a notification from IBM that I passed group interview! You are THE BEST!…[after final interview] I got an offer from IBM Beijing! I am so excited! I think you bring me most of luck! Thank you so much!

M Han to Peter Ward - IBM Beijing

I think now I’ve become more confident, realistic, strategic and resilient and more importantly I have got my job! Ruiting discusses how she secured a job in the UK

Ruiting - PwC

Thanks for your kindly email. I quite love your opinion on interviewing, you said it can be seen as a door, it is a good opportunity to explore more about financial industry or something else. These words do encourage me.

Hayley to Claire Lyell

The AC as you said is a written exam. Thank you massively for the last analysis on factual journalistic coverage, they asked exactly the same question! I was so confident in the examination centre whilst not many of the others were.

C Lam to Sarah Olsen

Tell us your story and what you have gained from coaching? Since I started my studies at university, I submitted a lot of internship applications and aimed to gain work experience in the financial industry in the UK. However, I often found it difficult to pass the first-round telephone interviews and always received rejections in […]

Ben Huang - Barclays

The discussion with you today really helped boost my confidence, improve my communication skills.

X Yang to Mike Potter

Dear Sally, I just received BCG second round interview. I have a quick question: Since I would like to ask them an insightful and BCG-related question, I come up with “BCG Digital Venture” (because personally I did a lot of digital marketing related things). But I do wonder how to ask the question wisely because […]

E. Shi to Sally Patterson

Hi Peter, I am so excited now! I received the good news of Accenture assessment centre just now! It is worth it! I really appreciate that you always encourage me to persist and become more confident! My growth is beyond my imagination in these two months. Without your coaching and all support from Mandarin consulting, […]

A. Lan to Peter Michael Ward

I was frustrated about my job applications before I turned to Mandarin Consulting. I’d like to give a big thanks to my coach on receiving my dream offer from PwC.
In addition to my job offer, I gained understanding about businesses and cultural differences. I improved my commercial awareness and learned a lot from our discussion on some hot issues such as Brexit and the One Belt One Road initiative.

X. Meng - PwC

To Sally Patterson   Dear Sally: I am so delighted that you are my personal coach. I have read all your feedback given me yesterday carefully which is very fair and consistent with my actual situation. Thank you for your effort. Ashley       Dear Sally Hope you’re having a very relaxed holiday. I […]

Ashley, Amy, Betty, Eva, Yan

To Sarah Olsen Dear Sarah, I have passed the telephone interview with Bloomberg!!! Thank you so much for your help!!! Sorry I didn’t contact you immediately yesterday after the interview. I started a interview coaching session for HSBC almost immediately after I finished the interview with Bloomberg. And I had the interview with HSBC just […]

L. CHEN

To Monica Chetal Sharma Dear Monica, I just want to thank you again for sharing your experiences and for encouraging me today, which is what I need the most right now. To keep an open mind and to be positive and confident. You are a great mentor. Thank you. Looking forward to speaking with you […]

Lily

To Monica Chetal Sharma Dear Monica, It is my pleasure to talk with you, too. Thanks for your instructions and also amazed by your detailed notes. I am going to go through these useful links. Looking forward to talking with you tomorrow. Kind Regards, S WANG

S WANG

To Monica Chetal Sharma Dear Monica, Thank you very much for talking with me this morning. I am inspired by the experiences and ideas you were talking about in the session. Please see attached as my cv. Looking forward to talk to you again soon! Best wishes, Lily

Lily

To David Walters: Dear David, I’m Emma and hope all is well with you. I am writing to thank your coaching sessions with me last month. I have good news to share that I progressed into business head interview with Citi China MA (Operations & Technology) program. Though I haven’t received the confirmation email for […]

Emma

I just finished the BDO interview this noon. And I think it went really good, because I was not feel nervous and the questions are similar with the question we have talked before. After the interview the manager invited me to look around the working environment of BDO and introduce the office and workplace to […]

Paris

To Sarah Olsen: Hello Sarah, I am still waiting for PTS Consulting reply. The interview I did on Tuesday was not difficult. A finance controller asked me some common questions. For example, why you choose this placement? why you choose Durham University? How well is your excel? Are you ready to work in London etc. […]

Y Sun

To Tessa Codron: Hi Tessa Thanks for your coach and I passed RBS Telephone Interview. I’m waiting for RBS AC notification now and don’t know how long I need to wait for. Will let you know once they secure me a place in AC. Yours sincerely

S Zhang

Thanks for your coaching!!!!!!! that helps a tons we’ll talk soon! thanks Peter for this! you’ve helped me a lot!! You should be my life coach, no you HAVE TO BE or I can barely survive in the competition Thanks Peter, you’ve been giving me lots of supports along the way Do you want to […]

JG

Dear Mr Peter Ward, I’m happy to have you as my coach I have ten personal coach sessions left, I hope I can have the chance to ask you to be my personal coach for the rest time. How I hope all coaches are like you Peter. Thank you so much for you encouragement Peter!! […]

LL

Are you one of the personal tutors?  I hope my personal tutor is you! … I will check with them whether I can change my coach, I think your encouragement is very very important for me.

AW

It was lovely to talk to you and could I add you on my LinkedIn connections if you do not mind? Glad to have you as my coach Thank you so much for everything! It was a wonderful experience of being your fellow student and I always say to my friend that you are the […]

JL

Thanks very much for your conversation and the notes! I really enjoy it!

CL

The first session we had was very helpful and inspiring. I am working on your notes now

PS

I just got an offer from FDM Group. Thank you so much for your coaching

LH

Thanks a lot for your time and efforts. I have never been encouraged by such a way you used today. Indeed, I feel more confident than before.

YS

Thank you so much for all advices and resources provided. They are very useful and I will take a good use of them for my AC at PwC.

YX

Thank you so much for your help. You really help me a lot.

SW

Thanks for your session today and it is quite helpful. I will do my homework according to your notes. Many thanks to your kindness and instruction. Looking forward to the next session

XW

I went to the interview and got the internship Jiya Jewellery. I start my job yesterday and I really like it to be a designer assistant. Thank you so much for your advice.

M Ban

Thank you for the notes, the coaching this morning was really inspiring and I would definitely practice more before our next session.

S Wu

I just received an email from Mazars saying that I have passed the first round interview with them and they will confirm my assessment centre date soon. Thank you very much for your kind help and useful suggestions. I used some techniques that we had discussed in my interview, and it was successful.

S He

I feel lucky to have you as my coach. You gave me adequate information about how to prepare for the interview. You are kind, patient, and professional. When I feel overloaded and disappointed, you encouraged me and help me make schedule to deal with messy things in limited time. When I gain a little progress, you truly feel happy for me and guide me on the most effective way.

J Wang

I have passed the KPMG telephone interview and received the invitation for the assessment centre. I would like to say many thanks to Jennifer Melia. Her interview sessions are very very useful!!!! All of the question asked in the interview has been prepared in her coach sessions!!!!!!! Thank you very much !!

Q Lin

Good news! I just pass the first telephone interview for HSBC China returns programme! Thanks for everything you have done for me. I really appreciated the interview skills you taught to me. When I finished the coach sessions, I really became more confident. When interviewing, from the tones of HR, I can tell the fact […]

R Xu

I just want to say a big thanks to you, Flora. You really helped me a lot on constructing these answers. Thanks again 🙂

R Kang

I cannot make it to PwC without your help. It was like a dream come true, as PwC London office Risk Assurance/Assurance is my favourite position. It was always a pleasure talking with you during the coach sessions. I cannot even remember how many sessions we did exactly.

Becky Li

I have passed the first around interview! I will go to next stage! Thank you for your help. Without you, I can’t go to such stage, thank you a million!

J Wang

Thank you for coaching me for the interview. I think it really helped me a lot. At first I didn’t know how to organise a questions and how to find the right example and narrate it efficiently, & after 3 sessions I had a better understanding on that. I just finished the interview. The HR […]

C Chen

I am very grateful for all your help in my career so far. Looking back into my life in London, Mandarin Consulting has played a significant and very helpful role. I am also impressed by your team’s great personalities! It was a great experience for me indeed!

Y Xu

Thank you very much for arranging the career planning session yesterday. I found it very useful for me, especially your suggestion about the change of my target job. It really makes my mind more clearly.

Y Wang

Thank you for giving me so much advice and confidence. I feel much confident than before and it is very useful for me. I really learn a lot from the career planning session.

A Wang

After attending the one day workshop on 17th, I find it quite useful for me to answer open questions, especially the motivational questions and competency questions. The workshop helped me to realise how to answer them, and provoked me to think of examples, which was one of my barriers before. I think the workshop had […]

B Zhou

Thank you for your suggestion and you encourage. Actually I didn’t hold the motivation to face the next interview, because I failed after I put 100% of my heart in to the first interview. However, your feedback session provided me suggestions that make me rekindle my passion to improve my ability to carry on till […]

G Zhou

Thanks a lot for the coaching. I had my interviews, they both went well! And the most important thing is that, I do feel I really enjoy the interview process! That’s also a valuable experience to talk to i-bankers and can develop my fast-response ability.

L Sun

I’m really happy with my position in Julie Wilson’s firm. I find it challenging yet exciting at the same time. I really appreciate the fact that all the staff in Mandarin Consulting are always looking out for all the candidates and ever so helpful! I will definitely contact your team if I need any further […]

S Luo

I always told people I didn’t know what to do and every decision I made was because of someone else, I sense that I couldn’t do it any more at some point. Now I am happy that I still applied to more programmes within the UK and eventually got one. Your coaching definitely deserves credit […]

J Zhu

Without Mandarin Consulting’s Career Coaching Program, I would not have got into my analyst job in the City.

Wenjun Zhang

Joining MC’s CCP has been the best choice I have ever made in my life.

Amy Li

I was so impressed with the dedication and determination of the whole MC team.

May Xie

I am so grateful for all the patience, encouragement and coaching I received from the MC team.

LiuYi Long

I was frustrated and lost when I joined the CCP and felt totally hopeless, and now I am working in one of the best firms in the UK.

Lei Wang

The internship that MC placed me has opened so many doors for me, MC has guided me to position myself for a dream career that I did not realise I could enter.

Xiaofang Li

I had a dream when I joined MC’s CCP, MC team has made my dream became a reality.

Max Li

I only started applying for jobs after finishing my Master’s degree, when I only had 2 months left on my visa. But, this was not an excuse to not try and get a job.

I followed coaches’ instructions and advice thoroughly, utilised my coaching sessions fully, did my homework and asked many questions. It is never too early, nor too late. The coaches were really great, they gave me so much help and encouragement!

J. He - BP

My job seeking journey with Mandarin Consulting rewarded me, not only an offer, but a life learning experience. I realised the importance of investment in success; this includes the investment in time, effort and learning from the experts.

Job seeking is not an easy endeavour; I did not know where to start at the very beginning. Through the coaches’ guidance, help and continued encouragement, I significantly developed my job seeking skills, as well as my confidence.

D. Sun - PTS Consulting

My CV was not very balanced as I had a lot of university debating experience, but not any internship experiences.

Mandarin Consulting helped me a lot to revise it, adjusting the layout and polishing the language. During my interview at the United Nations, my interviewer even commented that, of all the CVs he had seen, mine was the most impressive!

M. Chen - UNESCO

Mandarin Consulting’s presentations are the best I have ever attended. They include so much useful information and are totally inspiring. We feel privileged to work with Mandarin Consulting to provide career seminars to the Chinese students at Hull.

Joanne Dewey - International Career Skills & Employability Manager, Hull University Business School

The feedback from the students attended your seminar were overwhelmingly good that almost all students gave 5 (their top score) to our seminar, while usually students give 3 or 4 to our own seminars.

David Evans - Adviser from Lancaster University Career Service, Lancaster University

We have a long established working relationship with Mandarin Consulting. They have been a guest to our campus several times and gain great reputation amongst our Chinese students community. We found Mandarin Consulting’s team inspiring, they also seemed really dedicated and passionate about their work.

Aled Williams - International Career Consultant, Career Services, Cardiff University

We work very closely with Mandarin Consulting to help our Chinese students at Manchester in finding work experience and graduate positions in the international job market. We will recommend highly any UK based Chinese students who are interested to find out job opportunities and gain understanding of Western style graduate position applications to seek help from Mandarin Consulting.

Amanda Conway - Head of International Career Department, Career Services, Manchester University