Most of us at one time or another have heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” We’ll adjust this slightly for management consulting, “It’s not just what you know, but who you know.” While having impeccable academic and professional credentials and a well-crafted resume are essential for landing a job and achieving success in the ultra-competitive management consulting field, effective networking also plays a vital role. When done correctly, networking can open doors that lead to the best management consulting opportunities during every phase of your career.
Fortunately, networking is a skill anyone can develop and master — it’s all about cultivating and maintaining relationships with the right people, in the right location, for the right role. Networking can also prove invaluable in helping you determine which consulting opportunities are the best fit based on your unique skill sets and career aspirations.
Our Course Will Teach You How to Network the Right Way
The “Networking for Consulting” course from Management Consulted can help you master this crucial, yet often challenging process. Our program goes well beyond learning how to make cold calls or ask for referrals. You will have access to 38 interactive video lessons spread over eight modules that show you what to do — and what not to do — during networking encounters.
Topic examples include:
- How to get in the door
- Your first impression
- Key questions to ask
- Researching firms
- Warm, cold, and on-campus networking
- Using LinkedIn
- Following through
- Keeping in touch
All the information included in the videos is tailored for networking for consulting, giving you access to timely, relevant advice that will dramatically enhance your results. The lessons include easy-to-follow telephone and email scripts that will keep your conversations and correspondence on track and help you avoid the pitfalls that could prevent you from making a positive connection.
You will also receive our patented “10 Steps to Effective Networking” guide, along with access to a database containing contact information for thousands of consultants at top firms across the U.S. and around the world. We’ve done all the research, so you don’t have to!
Develop a Strategic Approach to Networking That Will Make a Meaningful Difference
Too many aspiring management consulting professionals approach networking with trepidation — or avoid it altogether — because they believe they have to be overly aggressive or make one phone call after another to get results.
Our course enables you to build an effective strategic plan that will tip the balance in your favor. You’ll learn how to “warm up” cold calls and contacts over a period, planting networking “seeds” that will ultimately bloom into the ideal career opportunities.
Who Can Benefit From Our Networking Course?
We recommend the “Networking for Consulting” program for anyone with a sincere desire to pursue a career in consulting. However, the skills you develop as you complete the course will also benefit you if you choose to leave the consulting field in the future — networking is a pathway to success in virtually every industry.
Contact us today to learn more about how the “Networking for Consulting” course can help you achieve your career objectives in this exciting and rewarding field.