As a premier blog in the career niche, we are sometimes asked by readers what we think about a career as a consultant. So today our focus is giving advice to anyone considering a career in consulting. When we decide to write a post with advice for our readers, we often turn to the experts for their input. Such as this article from Forbes titled, Is Consulting Right For You? There is some killer advice in that article, such as the section below:
“Consulting is really the art of making connections—not only in terms of the work but perhaps more importantly, with people. Developing solid networks, both internally at the firm and externally at the client, is crucial. Within consulting firms and on client sites, you are constantly convincing (and proving) to new people that you are and would be a valuable asset to a project.”
As you can see from the above quote, the most important aspect of a career in consulting is your ability to connect with people. As stated in this article from Flex Jobs titled, What is a Consulting Job? How to Find One, below are the main attributes a consult should possess:
“Who makes a good consultant?
If you’re considering becoming a consultant, here are some questions to consider.
- Do you have industry experience or expertise in the consulting area you’re considering?
- Are you a people person who can get along with a variety of clients?
- Do you have experience in giving presentations, solving difficult problems, and navigating office politics?
- Are you comfortable taking on temporary assignments that could last weeks, months, or years depending on the client’s needs?
If you answered positively to these questions, you might want to consider a rewarding career in the field of consulting.”
A career in consulting is very rewarding, both monetarily and on a personal level. Imagine the satisfaction you feel when you have truly helped another person reach a goal they previously thought unattainable as a direct result of your consultations with them? And yes, consulting is a very lucrative profession. Take for instance millionaire consultant Sam Ovens. Sam is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur and the founder of Consulting.com and SnapInspect. His flagship Consulting Accelerator training has produced 25 millionaires, nearly 500 six-figure earners, and allowed over 3,000 people to quit their jobs and work full-time as consultants.
Mr. Ovens offers consultant training that is by far superior to many other programs we researched for this article. You would do yourself a great service by reading the story of how Sam began his consulting business. It really is an inspiring story. Here is one quote from Mr. Ovens that we particularly liked:
“My students have become my best friends and I like to celebrate their success at each stage of the journey. When somebody reaches 6-figures, I send them an invite to come and hang out. When somebody reaches 7-figures, I charter a private jet and we will take off somewhere for the day. What began as a struggle, became an idea, which struck a nerve and became a movement. The Consulting Revolution is here, and I’d love for you join me!
Just imagine that happening to you! A career in consulting, as you can see from the information provided in this blog post, is one that will take you to heights you have never experienced.