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Industry Focused Top Tips – Consultancy

A career in Consultancy has a lot to offer including competitive salaries, travel and the opportunity to develop quickly. Also, most employers are keen to hire graduates from a range of backgrounds with no specific degree or subject required in general.

So what are consultancies looking for?

As a consistently popular career choice for graduates, competition at the best organisations is high and Hiring Managers look for a minimum of a 2:1 degree. Just as importantly, graduates must be able to show a high degree of the following skills throughout the recruitment process

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Leadership Skills
  • Commercial Awareness

 

Gaining relevant experience

Help your application to stand out from the crowd by thinking about how your existing experience aligns to the skills above or consider the possibility of exploring:

  • Internship or short term projects: The perfect way to see if consulting is the right career for you.
  • Volunteering: If you’re able, this is a brilliant way to gain experience and give support to an organisation you care about.
  • Online training: Utilise LinkedIn Learning to help with any skills or knowledge gaps, for free!
  • Online Competitions: A great way to test your skills and add value to your CV
  • Join or start a sports team: Yes really! Consultancies love candidates who are able to balance their time and work as part of a team.

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