The industry sectors I've worked in include utilities, rare materials, engineering, as well as accounting and law Firms. I have worked at a law firm for the last four years, and during the second year I was team lead for the CRM aspect of a full SAP implementation. Since then I have been in an internal consultancy role, with marketing planning and campaign management as my key area.
I now want to make my next step. Is a consultancy firm the best route or should I be looking at a client-based role, or can you suggest something better? Being fairly conservative, I don't like to take financial risks and I'd rather not contract my mortgage and my kids' education. Any thoughts?
Obviously, with your concerns about job security, independent consulting is out of the question, but working as an employee for a consulting firm would be a good move for you -- assuming you have enough skills to this point to land such a position. And you certainly might. The only way to find out is to apply and interview with some consulting firms and see if you generate some job offers. Good luck.
This was first published in July 2005