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Considering Alternatives to the Top Management Consulting Firms

Considering Alternatives to the Top Management Consulting FirmsLately, I've been writing a lot about how a consulting career is the ideal choice for professionals who want to put their knowledge, talents and skills to good use in the modern economy.

5 Ways to Improve Management Consultant Resumes

In my last blog post, I touched on the value of having a skills-based resume to highlight your specific skills, talents, abilities and knowledge. Today, I'd like to go into a bit more detail regarding how to construct and improve management consultant resumes.

3 Tips to Help Baby Boomers Wondering How to Get Into Management Consulting

If you happen to be a baby boomer and you've lost your job recently, or you've simply been searching for a more meaningful and lucrative career, you might be wondering how to get into management consulting. You've probably heard about the numerous advantages associated with a consulting career, and maybe you've read some of the blog posts and materials here on the Ex3 Matters website.

How to Get a Consulting Job for Introverts

There's been a lot of talk about different personality types lately, and much of this talk has been centered on the subject of introverts versus extraverts. People are becoming more aware of the differences between the two extremes, and they are increasingly viewing life through the lens of extraversion versus introversion. This is especially true in the business world, where most people would agree that extraverts are better suited.

Finding Consulting Opportunities Through Networking

Finding Consulting Opportunities Through NetworkingAs an individual on the hunt for a new career, you might not have the most positive opinion of networking. We were all taught that networking is the key to finding a new job.

Business Consultant Jobs in a World That Keeps on Changing

Business Consultant Jobs in a World That Keeps on ChangingThe world has been experiencing some major changes in recent years. Every time you turn on the news, you hear about unprecedented happenings both domestically and around the globe. These events are taking place in the realms of politics, culture, money, weather, technology and society at large.

The Wide World of Independent Consultant Jobs

What do you think of when you imagine consulting as a career? Do you picture corporate drones who are sent out to organizations with binders full of standard operating procedures and guidelines for removing people off payrolls? Or do you envision professionals who have to struggle and hustle just to keep income flowing into the coffers on a regular basis? Consulting is a fairly broad category, so those two images of consultants certainly exist in the real world.

I Lost My Job – Now What?

Thanks to the global economic crisis that occurred several years ago, you've probably heard many friends and peers say things like, “I lost my job,” “I need to take a pay cut just to stay employed,” “I need to go back to school,” or “I can't find a new job.” These comments are usually uttered with some amount of desperation, and they are becoming all too common.

Four Career Change Ideas for People 40 and Over

I've been writing quite a bit lately about mid career professionals changing careers. If you find yourself at the midpoint of your life or your career, you probably have some reservations about changing careers, even if you dread going to work every day.

Are You Afraid of Changing Careers at 50?

Are You Afraid of Changing Careers at 50?In my most recent blog post, I talked about how changing careers at 40 can be an excellent decision. In this post, I'd like to go forward in time by a decade and talk about changing careers at 50.