June, 2021

Consulting Career Pathways After a Few Years (Edition 1: Undergrad to Consulting)

Tom Spencer

At about the 3-year mark after entering consulting most consultants who matriculated directly from undergrad begin to seriously consider their next steps. For prospective and current consultants alike, I want to highlight the reflections and career pathways taken by such consultants.

What A Candidate Did To Land Offers From Deloitte & KPMG

Management Consulted

Meet Steven, an Air Force Academy Grad who ended up landing offers from both Deloitte and KPMG! How did he do it? Keep reading for lessons you should apply to your own experience to land a consulting offer. Table of… Read Article.

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How to Stop Back-Channeling at Work

LSA Global

What is Back-Channeling at Work? Back-channeling conversations at work are those that happen in secret and conflict with the larger discussion.

3 Ways to Incorporate Wellness into Content Moderation for a Healthy Workforce

1 to 1

Social media enables people of various backgrounds, cultures, and communities to connect and share special life events. It has also become an uncertain ground for malicious content. Misinformation, violent content, and other harmful media are everyday occurrences for users.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

The next crisis in consulting: People

The Source

Skills shortages have long driven growth in consulting and the broader professional services market. The ability to leverage those opportunities post-pandemic will re-shape the industry. “A A lack of goods, services and people means that red-hot demand is increasingly met slowly or not at all.

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From Side Hustle to Consulting Business Owner with Heather Younger: Podcast #191

Consulting Success

When we say side hustle, the word “hustle” in it is real. This is a story of how a side hustle grew into a full-blown, sought-after consulting business. Michael Zipursky’s guest today is Heather Younger, a keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee Fanatix.

Supplement Your Consulting Pipeline by Subcontracting

Successful Independent Consulting

Most independent consultants have some FUD (fear, uncertainty, or doubt) when it comes to finding work. Even if you’ve been self-employed for years, dry spells between projects can still happen, and if you’re just starting out it’s especially difficult to find your own work.

5 Key Tips for a Deloitte Federal Case Interview

Management Consulted

A Deloitte Federal case interview is given to candidates applying to the firm’s public sector-focused practice area, known as Deloitte Federal Government Services.

Networking with Dogs and People

The Fearless Marketer

Every day I take my dogs to a local park near my home. And tomorrow I’m going to my first live networking event since before the pandemic. What do these things have in common and what does it have to do with attracting new clients?

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How Soccer Helps You Prepare for Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

The biggest challenge of getting into a consultancy is the case interviews. Hardly any other job has such a challenging entry barrier. Fortunately, there are numerous resources to help you prepare for these case interviews. However, most of them are missing a crucial piece of information.

4 Easy Habits That Support Your Consulting Firm’s Health

David A Fields

You know that adopting a few, personal, morning habits can dramatically improve your life. Gifting your significant other with a hug before you spring out of bed creates a connection that can last throughout the day, even if you’re sequestered in your office for 10+ hours.

Choosing Consulting Projects That Give You Energy with Cy Wakeman: Podcast #190

Consulting Success

Look at your calendar and cross out the things that you don’t enjoy doing. You could do ten other things that you enjoy over one thing that you hate. It’s all about choosing the energy.

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How to Defeat Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

As we transition from the pandemic into post-pandemic life, many companies have adapted hybrid models. That means workers coming in part-time only, while others remain fully remote.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The Right Way vs. Just One Way

CaseInterview.com

One of the reasons I enjoy traveling internationally is to see how other people do things. This was also one of the reasons I wanted to take my kids to travel outside of the United States.

Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work

McKinsey & Company

To future-proof citizens’ ability to work, they will require new skills—but which ones? A survey of 18,000 people in 15 countries suggests those that governments may wish to prioritize. Public & Social Sector Insights Social Sector Public Sector Digital

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Self-assessment is critical to continuous improvement

Tom Spencer

Your manager recently told you that you did a good job on a project. This is great news, but how can you assess for yourself that you are doing well? This becomes a tougher question the further you progress in your career as there are fewer established metrics to base your assessment on.

Partnering With Another Consulting Firm? Read This First

David A Fields

There you are, polishing the sign in front of your catamaran and trying to attract consulting projects from the throngs of prospects meandering along the oceanfront. A boat-owner on the adjacent pier hails you: “Would you like to join forces? I’m sure we could catch more consulting clients together.”

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Consultant Vs Contractor: What’s the Difference?

Consulting Success

What’s the difference between a consultant vs contractor? A consultant can function as a contractor which means they are brought in to do specific work for that client. But, in most cases, they are only working with one client at a time.

Leadership Dysfunction - Doing What You’ve Always Done

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

“This looks good in general, but there are several items that need to be corrected.”.No No response. “As As I’ve asked before, how do you know everyone wants to continue to stay on the team?”.No No response. “I I recommend we tap the brakes on asking the directors to create their promotional videos.

The Right Way vs. Just One Way

CaseInterview.com

One of the reasons I enjoy traveling internationally is to see how other people do things. This was also one of the reasons I wanted to take my kids to travel outside of the United States.

Safe Space #8 – what can a manager do about racism at work?

The Management Centre

Welcome to the Safe Space – where managers can share their issues, and gain advice from top learning & development consultants. Here at =mc we encourage every participant we meet on our programmes to get in touch if they have specific issues they want to follow up on.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Guide for Effective Writing

Tom Spencer

As a corporate strategy professional, I execute and coordinate all of the key activities of the firm that span multiple business units and functions.

Consulting Firm Razzle Dazzle: The Art of Handles

David A Fields

In today’s world of smart-phones, texting, and in-car wifi, the 1970’s CB radio craze hovers somewhere between quaint and weird.

The RIGHT Response To Request For Proposals (RFPs)

Consulting Success

What’s your response to request for proposals? More importantly — what should your response be? Before companies hire a consulting firm for a large-scale project, they’ll often put out a request for proposal (RFP) to receive several proposals and pricing options from different firms.

Culture in the hybrid workplace

McKinsey & Company

Hybrid work is happening. Your culture will need to catch up—fast. Insights on Organization Talent

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.