An insight into the consultancy profession – provided by Inside Careers

We all know consultants exist but what do they actually do? Work in consulting involves providing external advice to organisations that require specialist expertise or an objective outside perspective on their business. Consulting is the identification and assessment of a problem or analysis of a specific area of an organisation, the reporting of findings and the formulations of recommendations for improvement.

Consultants are commonly called in for business improvement, change of management, information technology and long-term planning projects.

The work

Consultancy can offer the choice of varied assignments, the ability to choose interesting work and the flexibility (within limits) of deciding when and where to work. The range of a consultants work can be broad and they can either focus on one particular area of work or cover multiple.

Continue reading