The Rising Star Consultant

Hi Everyone,

I've been getting a bunch of emails asking me to share some strategies for how to be a successful consultant once you get your job offer.

I'm debating whether or not to put the time into teaching this topic and wanted to get your vote and your feedback.

If this topic IS of interest, just post a comment at the bottom of the article indicating your interest and what question(s) you have about how to become a rising star in your firm.

No need to leave any contact information or anything, at this point I just want to see if there's any general interest.

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221 comments… add one
  • Dave Jan 21, 2011, 8:21 pm


  • john Jan 21, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Particularly interested in project selection and specific business knowledge that would be expected of/be useful for someone without a business background.

  • Fan C Jan 21, 2011, 8:15 pm


    I am interested in
    – Which habits should I have from day one?
    – Which skills are most valuable for first year consultants?
    – How do I fit into each engagement?



  • Mike B Jan 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    Absolutely interested. While the case interview is the most notable milestone for which consultants must prepare, the evaluation process never does stop, right? At each stage in the promotion ladder, you are being judged anew, so advice and insights w/r/t how to best position oneself for that process would be much apreciated.

    Putting my business hat on, think of it as a way to extend your brand into an adjacent space!

    • victor Jan 21, 2011, 8:53 pm

      @Mike B:

      LOL, Yes, the case interview is the first evaluation. The next one is you first day of work. It never ends. Par for the course. Thanks for your input.

  • schae Jan 21, 2011, 8:09 pm


  • Dave Jan 21, 2011, 8:07 pm


  • Evan Jan 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    I vote yes, it would be very informative. My questions/topics of interest would include:
    – Project selection & judging potential opportunities
    – Effective networking
    – Creating your own “brand”
    – Leveraging opportunities outside project work (proposal, training, faculty, etc)
    – Consulting exit strategies and timing (PE, VC, Bus School, etc)


  • Yousuf Jan 21, 2011, 8:06 pm

    I’m interested although I’m still an undergrad. Any and all information will be appreciated :)

  • MC Jan 21, 2011, 8:05 pm


  • charles Jan 21, 2011, 8:04 pm


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