1) Gaining broad exposure to the business issues and challenges that are taxing the minds of the world’s business leaders.
2) Working with genuinely talented individuals from whom you can learn a great deal.
3) Bonding with colleagues from around the globe and making really lasting friendships as a result of the “siege mentality” that often pervades teams on a consulting engagement.
4) Having the opportunity to push for assignments in industries or locations that you have always aspired to be a part of.
5) Being part of an industry that’s been growing on average at 10%+ per year, with the wealth of opportunity that such growth brings.
6) Leaving yourself well-positioned to start up in business for yourself – either by launching your own consulting practice or by using the broad business experience you’ve gained as a grounding for running almost any small business better than the incumbents in the industry.
7) Keeping your career options open to a far greater degree than you would have if you’d entered law, accounting or banking upon graduation.
You undoubtedly have a few ideas of your own as to what it is that keeps so many of us in the consulting industry. For the many people trying to take tough career decisions right now, do share those ideas on this forum thread...
<b>Don’t miss: <a href=http://events.top-consultant.com/UK/careerconference.aspx?ID=421>Your career at a crossroads – which way next?</a> (23rd October)</b>