CONSULTING: IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Eastern; 11:00-12:30 PM Pacific; 1:00-2:30PM Central
Guest Speaker: Tony Peck; Practice Director for Point B Management Consultants
Can't make the date? Your purchase includes access to the live broadcast as well as a full recording of the program to download and watch at your convenience.
Class Description: According to a recent IBIS World report, the management consulting industry alone will generate close to $165 billion in revenue in the US this year and is continuing to show year over year growth. Companies ranging in size from the very small to the Fortune 100's are consistently leveraging consultants for many reasons such as bringing in subject matter expertise, enabling the organization to temporarily grow strategic areas of their workforce, leading a mission-critical initiative, and many more.
Consulting can be a compelling option for someone at any point in their career however with an industry title that is as wide ranging and nebulous as the term 'cloud' is today, it can be a daunting task to determine what type of consulting to choose and the kind of firm to associate with. So what is consulting really like and could it be for you? Many of you have probably had experiences working with consulting firms in the past. How was that experience? Chances are it was pretty varied.
During this webinar we will discuss the various types of consulting career options that exist…setting up your own shop or choosing a firm to work with… and, importantly, the differences between a career as a consultant and working in industry.
This session will provide you with the information that will help you determine if this could be a possible career option for you.
In this 90 minute session you will learn to:
- Break down the top career options within consulting to determine if one is the right fit for you;
- Look for the key attributes to consider when choosing a firm to work with;
- Tune your resume and descriptions of your experience to catch a consulting firm's attention;
- Discuss likely near-term consulting needs across a variety of industries;
- And, develop insights into some of the key differences between working as a consultant versus a corporate employee.
About the Speaker:
Tony Peck, is the Bay Area Practice Director for Point B Management Consultants. In business since 1995, Point B serves a wide range of clients ranging in size from small to the Fortune 100's with a variety of services including M&A, business process improvement, project/program leadership, organizational design and change management. Prior to leading the Bay Area practice Tony was Practice Director for Point B in Phoenix. Tony started his career with EDS (now part of Hewlett-Packard) in Great Britain and has previously worked in a variety of both consulting and industry roles.