This article is for those people who want to start a career in corporate consulting. Here’s what you need to have to get started on the right foot:
1. In-depth knowledge about the job. Obviously, you’ll increase your chances of making it big in this endeavor if you understand the job and its description on a deeper level. I recommend that you read and learn as much as you can about corporate consulting. Right now, there are several ebooks, articles, and even newsletters about this endeavor. Take advantage of them and increase your knowledge in no time.
2. Skills. Make sure that you possess the following skills; people, communication, problem-solving, analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills. These are crucial to your success in this endeavor.
3. Experience. You are most likely to be hired by organizations (if you are an independent consultant) or consulting companies if you have relevant working experience. It’s an advantage on your part if you have worked as a manager or a team leader in a big company. It would also be a big plus if you have relevant educational background and if you have attended relevant seminars and trainings in the past.
4. Availability. Although you might not spend much time dealing with clients for the first couple of months, this might change once you have made a mark in this field. Several clients might sign up with your services and it’s crucial that you give them enough coaching time. It would work to your advantage and it will benefit your bank account if you work as full time corporate consultant when this happens.