Company Career Sites - Consulting Firms - Secrets of the Job Hunt Career Podcast

Reposted from CareerAlley

Sometimes it takes an expert to point out the obvious.” - Scott Allen

Consulting is "The act of providing information, analysis, and recommendations" and is a career choice that is very different than most. To be a successful consultant, you need to have great interpersonal skills, a high level of confidence, good communications skills and a particular area of expertise. It also doesn't hurt to be good at sales (in fact, it is a requirement at the more senior levels) and not mind traveling. Many consultants are "road warriors" for much of their careers. Continuing the series of posts targeting company career sites, today we review several consulting firms.

For an overview, please also read "Have you thought about consulting?".

  • Accenture – Also on the Fortune’s Most Admired list, Accenture is best known for management consulting, technology services and outsourcing. Their career site has tabs at the top for Working Here, Career Options, Search Jobs and more. The middle of the page has a brief paragraph about the company and a number of other career search tools below this. You can explore where you fit by clicking “Find where you fit”. You can also explore career opportunities based on skill. Search Jobs requires that you use a drop down list of all of the countries where Accenture is located. Click you country from the list to see opportunities. There were over 1,000 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Boston Consulting Group - Also a very well known and highly respected consulting firm. Their career page which includes background on the company, career path and how to apply. You can apply online or check out their college recruiting program if you are still in school.
  • Bain & Company - According to their website, Bain & Company "is a global business consulting firm with offices in all major cities. We help management make the big decisions: on strategy, operations, mergers & acquisitions, technology and organization". Their careers page provides a brief overview, with tabs at the top of the page for This is Bain, Build your Career, Life at Bain and Apply to Bain. Click the "Apply to Bain" to see their process and apply.
  • IBM Global Business Services - Most people don't think of IBM when they think of consulting (or consulting when the think of IBM), but this line of business represents a major portion of IBM's revenue. Their Business Consulting division provides diverse consulting offerings. The careers page for this division has excellent information on "why join us" as well as a listing of industry expertise. Click "career opportunities" on the left hand side of the screen and then "search for job openings". There were 526 job opportunities in this division when I checked the site.
  • Oliver Wyman - Another international consulting firm, Oliver Wyman focuses on strategy, operations and risk management (plus some others). Their career site has a brief overview center page with links on the left hand side of the page for "Opportunity", "Impact", "Your Career" and more. There are links on the right hand side of the page for career tracks. Click the apply link if you are interested.
Good luck in your search.

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