Becoming a Management Consultant

Landing a job as a senior management consultant is all about having a brilliant business, consulting or industry background; a fabulous CV reflecting all those years of experience; a sparkling skills set; a unique personality and a freshly pressed suit. But for one candidate applying to Axon Global, based in Egham, Surrey, it was the memory of somebody else’s hair clogging up her bathtub that clinched the deal.
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Times Online
“If I want to understand how somebody handles conflict, I ask them to give me an example of a situation in their personal or professional lives where there was conflict, and how they handled it
We want them to have the right knowledge and expertise and be good communicators, to get on well with our clients and represent our brand,
The biggest pitfall is not listening,
We are looking for people with charisma, of course, but you don’t have to be an exciting person to be a great consultant.
The key to success here is to try to be as collegial as possible, listening to others and giving them room to put forward their suggestions,
People in group exercises also need to pay attention to their body language in terms of looking enthusiastic, energetic and alert.
Some come to the fore as leaders, some will try to, but just come across as in-your-face personalities. It’s similar to The Apprentice. Some force themselves to be leaders, some are natural-born leaders, others pretend to be.
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