Why do you want to do management consulting?

A good answer to the question of “why consult” in the interview. I've been thinking about it a lot and there are three main reasons. First of all, the opportunity to work on truly challenging business problems. Secondly, the opportunity to work closely with talented colleagues.

And, thirdly, the variety of jobs he does as a consultant. The number one factor that attracts students to management consulting is the diversity of work. As a consultant, you'll work on a variety of projects, with a variety of colleagues and clients. You'll gain experience in all sectors, industries and even countries, as many consulting firms also offer opportunities to travel.

As a consultant, you'll experience a variety of industries. It is unlikely that you will be 100% sure of the sector you want to dedicate yourself to when you leave university. A career in consulting will allow you to discover what interests you most. It will also provide you with a wide set of skills that you can transfer to any job.

So, if you follow the two guiding principles above, you'll have a solid answer to the “why” question in management consulting. In fact, “why consult? , or “why management consulting? It is one of the interview questions that you will have to answer in ALL your job interviews, whatever consultant you have applied to. Convince people who disagree with you, manage difficult stakeholders, make presentations to large audiences with little time to prepare, etc. If you have demonstrated that you are prepared to manage a project in your last case, you will be assigned the role of director in the next case.

Léo Poitevin
Léo Poitevin

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