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Before leaving consulting you need to figure out which companies are after a team member with your profile. Not all companies are recruiting ex-consultants, regardless of whether your skills might be useful. Sometimes a company has not yet been converted to “consultants” if they never hired one (they don’t know what they are missing yet!).
Case in point: I once heard a recruiter saying: ” We are an old, stable and successful family-owned business so we’ll always stay far away from consultants.”
If you want to apply for a new role, make sure that you know what companies are likely to respond positively to your application. There are several ways to find those companies, whatever type of role you are looking for (startup/entrepreneurship, corporate, PE,…).
- The list of all the employers that used Movemeon. There are hundreds of names and the good news is that a lot of them have roles live right now on Movemeon.com so you just need 2 minutes to check them out.
- Your consulting firm client list. If a company hires a consulting firm, they would probably be happy to cut costs and hire directly the consultants permanently or as freelancers.
- LinkedIn. You don’t necessarily need a premium account to find out where ex-consultants from different consulting firms are working. Go to the Search page and click on “Past Company” on the left sidebar – you can pick a few consulting firms and see where their alumni are. Then you type any company name and check if they hired consulting alumni.
- Your consulting firm directory of alumni. You can often sort by industry and find out the names of the employers
Like our advice? Hear even more at one of our events:
An event was hosted my Natwest called Growing inclusive leadership in Tech. The topic addressed was ‘Key ways to create a positive company culture’
We had the pleasure to co-organise a roundtable breakfast discussion with Learnitect. The topic for the day – Recruiting and Empowering Top Performers
On Thursday 28th September, movemeon and On Purpose hosted an event for consultants and ex-consultants interested in building socially impactful careers. We were joined by Parita Doshi, Seigo Robinson, Sophie Runcorn and Jeroen Sabbe. These are 5 of the evening’s top tips