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:
At our last private equity event, we had the pleasure of welcoming 4 private equity professionals to share their experience about the private equity world
Meet the inspiring CEOs of Trouva and LoveCrafts – join Movemeon in London on 22nd June 2017 and find out how they went from consultant to business leader.
At our 1st boutique consulting event with Hunch, CIL, 2020 & Advancy, we heard exclusive perspectives on the unique features of boutiques – read them here