Determining the Type of Consultant You Should Be—Five Paths to Success

We’ve all heard about the perks of consulting—travel, per diems, cool assignments, and advanced learning. We’ve also heard about the challenges—really long hours, a grueling workload, and being on the road most of the week. Even with those cons in mind, consulting offers incredible opportunities and a way to navigate an undecided career path.

Because of the varied nature of projects, companies, cultures, and industries one works in, a consultant gets exposure to much more diversity than any one job could offer. Consultants also get exposure to C-suite concerns. Most employees have to work their way up the corporate ladder to get access to high-level strategic projects. As a consultant, you not only get to work with the top of the pyramid, but you also learn what keeps them up at night and how you can help solve business-wide problems. You learn a lot very quickly.

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