I'm currently working as a business systems analyst, but have a great desire, like many, to get a foot into consulting.
I believe that my career aspirations have been hampered by my poor academic history, although this was due to my father’s terminal illness, who has now unfortunately passed away.
I hoped to make amends by completing a Masters in Business Information Technology for which I achieved a very high 2:1 (obtaining 1sts in many of the modules), but I find that my career prospects are still marred by my previous academic history.
Currently I am studying for an MBA (distance learning). I achieved excellent results in the GMAT test and was hoping this would pull me out of this trap that I am in.
For many of the jobs that I applied for, I've had to sit numerical and psychometric tests, for which I consistently achieved above 90% in marks.
My wish is that one day some firm could look beyond my earlier academic history and give me a chance by testing me, so as to prove my aptitude for a role, but this is not the way it works unfortunately.
Do you think I can get past this, or do you think I need to give up my dream of working in a consultancy.