Companies are now investing more in initiatives to attract the best graduates to join them – and not their competitors. In this quest, they are recognising the need to update and modernise their policies to suit the new “Gen X” candidates who are tech-savvy, time poor, uber-confident and bursting with ambition to climb the ladder as fast as they can. There is a stark difference in the mentality of graduates today versus graduates 20-30 years ago. The words ‘meritocracy’, ‘opportunity’ and ‘autonomy’ have replaced words like ‘experience’, ‘loyalty’ and ‘hierarchy’. Over recent years, consulting companies have accommodated for the Gen X mentality by having open plan offices, flattening lines of reporting, investing in new technologies, allowing for flexible working hours … the list goes on.
With the emergence of young CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (26), Andrew Mason of Groupon (30) and Pete Cashmore of Mashable (25), Gen X graduates are leaving university powered by the thought that there is no limit to what they can achieve – and rightly so.Continue reading»
After months of publishing articles dealing with the pros and cons of working in the consulting industry, and exposing some of the day to day challenges of the job, we thought it would be a good time to point you to some of the best resources for finding you your perfect consulting job.Continue reading»
I thought at this point it might be useful to describe what an average consulting day would consist of. I will walk you through a typical day on client site in the hope that you get a good feel for what life might be like for a consultant.
Here is an average Thursday for you, probably in April time, from one of my first major assignments as a junior consultant. No two days are alike and the idea here is just to give you a flavour of what you might be asked to do as part of an assignment.Continue reading»
‘Where have we been?’ I hear you cry, ‘We have missed our regular update of fantastic consulting knowledge!’. Sorry about that. It has been an exceptionally busy start to 2011, but a good one nonetheless. We have some excellent stuff heading your way including new features, new ways to get involved and some fantastic new authors.
In fact we are working on so much stuff behind the scenes that we are relaxing our publishing policy, so you’ll only have to worry about updating yourself bi-weekly over the coming months. I know this is all a little cryptic right now but all will become clear in due course.Continue reading»
As the year draws to a close we thought we’d use the final post of the year to reflect on what we’ve managed to achieve in 2010. Consultive Magazine is now five whole months old, having been launched on 01 August. In five months we’ve stuck to our target of publishing a consulting related article […]Continue reading»