Mark is from the UK and asked for my advice about getting into business consulting. He’s 24 years old, is completing a Master’s in International Relations and has some work experience teaching in Asia.
My own suggestion would be that when you lack experience in consulting, your should first try working for a larger organisation. With a Master’s degree you might qualify for entry-level work with one of the larger consultancies (e.g. PwC, Ernst & Young) . These are great places to learn from others and in larger companies you’ll see all aspects of business and management. These companies also offer training and development. Another option, especially for Canadians, is the Public Service, which is looking to rejuvenate its workforce and has a Post-secondary recruitment campaign,.
Two blogs that I would recommend are:
Any other suggestions? [Mark – feel free to join in]