Companies hire management consultants to become more profitable and efficient, trusting them to find unseen solutions to their problems. High salaries help compensate for long hours spent at work and on the road.
"Management consulting is a 'full contact sport' requiring focus, commitment, hard work, constant learning and practice and the highest degree of quality. It's a tough job and sometimes travel can be tiring," says Toni Langlinais, managing director at Accenture Management Consulting.
Interested in this job? "Figure out if you're good at problem-solving," she says. "Are you really good with people? Are you hungry and do you have an entrepreneurial bent? These are good indicators of a fit."
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