How To Become A Consultant: Experienced Hire – Management Consulted

Written by Management Consulted

Incredible learning opportunities, the ability to address complex problems, and generous compensation packages make management consulting an attractive profession. There is no secret formula for how to become a successful management consultant, but there are four basic paths to break into the industry:

  1. Undergraduate recruiting
  2. MBA recruiting
  3. Advanced Degree recruiting
  4. Experienced hire recruiting

This article is aimed at the working professional who has completed an undergraduate or advanced degree, is working full-time outside of consulting, but is thinking about how to become a consultant. The consulting world often calls you an “experienced hire”.

We’ll start by quickly reviewing why it’s so common to consider a career in management consulting. What type of consulting are we talking about? What are the benefits? We’ll then review each of the four paths, focusing on what’s most relevant for an experienced hire looking to break into the industry.

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By Alessandra Leone
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