You've done your homework, you've read and researched, you've triple checked your resume for typos and you have your elevator pitch down pat, what's next? Set your goals, line your ducks and EXCEL! In this section you can read articles written by practitioners and peers in the field, join discussions about the future of the industry and even start a few of your own.
There's a lot of selling in consulting: you'll learn to sell your firm's services to develop new business and you'll find ways to 'sell' your recommendations to clients who might be a little reluctant to embrace change. A good place to start is to practice selling you - after all, that's essentially what an interview is. If you had thirty seconds to describe yourself to the CEO of your dream firm, what would you say?
The industry has always competed for high-potential talent, and as a result, there is a whole lot of elbowing going on for a limited number of entry-level consulting positions. We've researched compensation for entry level consultant and analyst jobs to help you answer questions like: How much should one expect to make? Do the strategy brand names pay significantly more than others?
The people in your personal and professional networks have an extraordinary effect on who you are and how you see the world. They affect how you spend your time, the decisions you make and the way other people see you. In short, your network and how you interact with people in it are key components of your personal brand.