Management consulting can be a rewarding career, but at some point you may feel like it’s time to move on.
Have a look at these ideas that will make the most of your experience and skills within the field, while still giving you a change of pace.
A popular exit option for consultants is to head back to grad school. Getting more education could help you land a career opportunity with higher pay or a promotion within your company.
Join the Corporate World
This option comes with a plethora of perks, if you love the work that you do, then entering a corporate job with a consulting background, could maybe enable you to enable career opportunities at a higher level.
Start a Business
While being a consultant, you pick up the skill of learning and adapting to many industries and businesses. You also gain the skills that you can use to run your own business. For example, rapid problem solving and business analysis.
This path allows you to work off your own back and at a time that suits you, but also keeps you in the consulting industry. Consultants that choose to go independent tend to make more money than you would if you were working for a larger firm.
If you decide to have a go at this option, there’s almost a certainty that non-profits will be after your help, such as in areas like strategy development, growth, project management, or international expansion.
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