So you want to be a management consultant? Three important things to tell aspiring students (and two things to get them to ask).

“I want to be a management consultant” is a statement most careers advisors hear a few times a day. I heard it twice today myself. It’s easy to jump to advice about which companies to apply to or the application process. But there a few things students should think about before applying. First, there isContinue reading “So you want to be a management consultant? Three important things to tell aspiring students (and two things to get them to ask).”

Consulting is changing, but the big beasts are still winning

We’ve been told for a long time, that ‘traditional’ management consulting is being ‘disrupted’ (or even ‘dead‘). The idea being that new entrants, the democratization of knowledge, the competition for talent (especially from technology companies) and the rise of ‘asset-based’ consulting (read consulting + databases & software) will knock the incumbents off their thrones. But, to paraphraseContinue reading “Consulting is changing, but the big beasts are still winning”

COVID-19 career survival for consultants: jobs & strategies

I’m writing this piece because there is a predominant, though not universal, view among management consultants in my network that things will return to normal after a pause in operations. An increasing stack of evidence suggests that this is not the case. First, I will outline the reasons for the relative complacency of especially youngerContinue reading “COVID-19 career survival for consultants: jobs & strategies”

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