Why consulting is so popular among university and college graduates?
In the EU, most students pursue careers in consulting. This area attracts 20% of graduates per year in Britain only, according to the joint study conducted by the website Consultancy.uk and the analytical company Universum.
Which is higher than in any other professional area. The analysts identified several reasons it is so popular.
1. Erudition and Outlook
Consulting allows an individual to grow in many areas. That said, an expert in this trade will always have to replenish his knowledge studying new tendencies and trends from time to time. The rule “memorize it once and for all” applies not here. In other words, consulting requires one to keep skills and abilities in good shape constantly, self-improving and that is something many students enjoy as we can see from the Universum surveys.
Working at a consulting company is a matter of prestige. No need to beat around the bush to understand that. Just open the recent rating of top occupations for students by The Guardian and you will see that consulting companies took all top places.
3. Career growth opportunities
It goes without saying that people are always keen on career growth opportunities as they search a job.
And in this regard, consulting companies also have something to offer. High salaries and an opportunity to work abroad comes in one package by all means.
4. No anchoring to your core education required
In order to become a business consultant, you do not need to enroll in the world’s best university to some specialized faculty.
An individual without a profile education has every chance to become an expert in this trade. Individual skills and capacities are the key here, while all the rest is secondary. It works well for many graduates because it allows them to explore themselves in any other trade at any moment.
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