Become a Business Consultant
high paying career where executives turn to you
for direction in running their businesses. As a business consultant you
will help businesses and other organizations identify problems, and you
will recommend solutions to those problems.
consultants are respected and relied upon in every industry in every
country. Consultants are admired for both their expertise and their
As a business consultant (also known as a management consultant)
you can choose to specialize in a variety of areas, including:
to research from Harvard Business School, the business consulting industry
generates about $100 billion in annual revenues from U.S. consultants.
Especially in a slow economy, companies need business consultants to help
them increase revenues and cut costs.
resources consulting (HR consulting)
consulting (IT consulting)
areas organizations need professional advice
is no wonder business consultants are among the most highly paid professionals.
According to a report at CNNMoney, the median salary for management consultants is $117,000, Self-employed business consultants may earn $35
to $400 per hour depending on their market.
As long as you have the desire,
can become a business consultant. No special education is necessary to
break into this career and succeed. (According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, 28% of consultants do not have a degree of any
you would like to be paid to give advice to companies, the FabJob
Guide to Become a Business Consultant
is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started
and succeed in this rewarding career.
Craig Coolahan is a journalist
who has written for the Times Higher
Education Supplement. Co-author and business consultant Marg
Archibald is former director of corporate communications for an airline
and has taught university courses on business consulting.
Co-author Tag Goulet is a leading
career expert who has consulted for multi-national corporations and conducted
business training programs for organizations such as American Management
this guide the authors share with you
insider tips and
advice from more than 20 successful consultants to help you become a business consultant. The guide covers topics
of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a business consultant,
to Do Business Consulting
to Develop Your Consulting Skills and Knowledge
of how to carry out a business consulting project (also known as an engagement),
Conducting a needs analysis
(includes a list of sample questions to ask clients)
Determining project specifics
the scope of services to be provided, timeline, team, and budget
Conducting a gap analysis
(to identify the gap between "where we are" and "where we want to be")
Identifying possible solutions
How to present your recommendations
to the client (includes a sample presentation outline)
Implementation of your
Post-project review (includes
a sample client feedback questionnaire)
How to use both quantitive and
qualitative research and information-gathering techniques in your
consulting projects, including:
Surveys (includes a sample
How to conduct a SWOT Analysis
(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of a business situation
Samples of consulting assignments
a Consulting Job
How to develop the skills
employers and clients are looking for in business consultants, including:
Additional skills that
can give you a competitive edge in getting hired
Traditional educational programs
including the top MBA programs (plus tips and resources to help
you apply and get accepted)
How to get educational credentials
more quickly or conveniently through:
or mini MBAs
The best resources (books, periodicals,
websites, etc.) to teach yourself business consulting
How to quickly get practical
experience to build up your credentials and help you get hired as
a consultant, including:
Internships (plus how
to get an internship if you are not a student)
Consulting for your current
Other opportunities for
Links to many valuable resources
you can use in business consulting including project management software
Information and resources on
How to identify emerging business
trends that may affect your clients
Your Own Business Consulting Firm
and entry-level positions in consulting
of employers and how to find them:
firms (includes links to more than 30 top consulting firms)
firms or boutique firms
consulting for corporations
types of organizations that hire management consultants
type of employer that business consultants should beware of
to find job openings
consulting jobs are advertised
job openings through referrals
to create a consulting job with your current employer or a new employer
you need to know about recruiters or employment agencies
to write a winning resume including sample resumes for:
changer (this sample shows how to create an impressive resume
a business degree or previous paid consulting experience)
to prepare a cover letter including sample letters for applying
to a consulting firm and a corporation
to help you ace the interview
to prepare for an interview (what to bring, what to wear, and more)
of questions to expect
and resources for succeeding in a case interview
up after a consulting job interview (includes a sample thank you letter)
a job offer (includes resources with salary information to
help in salary negotiations)
to start a part-time or full-time consulting business for little or no
about business matters affecting consultants including insurance,
licenses, legal structures, etc.
to include in your business plan
a name for your consulting business
to set up an office for your consulting business
of start-up financing if you want to spend more on your consulting
business (e.g. leasing an office instead of working from home)
your consulting services, with information on:
to set your hourly rate
to invoice clients
a deposit before you start a project
reimbursed for expenses
to include in a client contract or agreement
to select strategic partners
potential clients for your consulting business
to market your consulting services effectively through
you need to know about preparing proposals for consulting work
to make a sales presentation to prospective clients
for your consulting business (sample contracts, sample
sample letter of proposal, and more)
you will discover:
You can have all this and more
for an incredible price. People pay up to thousands of dollars for business
training programs. The FabJob Guide to Become
a Business Consultant
contains some of the best career advice
you could get from other sources, plus much more.
to be certified as a "professional" consultant
How to increase client satisfaction
(including the top professional associations for consultants)
Tips for getting testimonials
to help you attract new clients
Samples of everything
you need to launch your business consulting career, including:
Sample questions to ask
clients when conducting a needs analysis
Sample resumes for business
Sample cover letters
to apply for a consulting job
Sample thank you letter
Sample time tracking
Sample consulting fees
Sample scripts of what
to say when talking to prospective clients
Sample contact sheet
Sample letter of proposal
Sample consulting contracts
(sample letter of engagement and sample agreement)
Sample presentation outline
Sample employee survey
Sample client feedback
to templates for creating business stationery and marketing materials
and checklists to help you keep track of expenses, project tasks, and your
much more! (including free updates)
can save you many hours of research, help you avoid costly
mistakes, and give you information you need to break into business
consulting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, competition
is expected to remain keen in the consulting industry through the year
2012. So your investment in this guide can help give you a competitive
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insider tips from professionals in the
consulting industry to help you succeed in your new career as a business consultant."
Brenna Pearce, Editor
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