Have you ever considered a consulting career?
Consulting is an attractive career choice to many professionals who have built their careers in different industry sectors and are looking for some variety in their work or they simply want to increase their family budget.
If you are considering pursuing a career in consulting, the first thing to do is think things through. Consulting does usually offer better money, more opportunities to travel, exposure to a wider range of industries, a chance to work with different kinds of business leaders and to discover new business models, but it is not a career for everyone. The long hours, spending a lot of time away from home, and the necessity of keeping your soft skills on a par with your expertise can be a deterrent in the long run.
Nevertheless, the potential drawbacks of a consulting career do not stop many industry professionals from rolling the dice: consultancy is still one of the most competitive fields for job candidates.
This is why, if you decide to pursue a career in consulting, you need to keep yourself informed on several fronts. You need to know the difference between several types of consulting firms in existence, what job application channels are available to you, how to write a strong CV and cover letter, ones that will make you stand out among other job candidates, and you need to be prepared for the job interview, as well as for the consulting case study interview.
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