Hello all. I would appreciate some candid thoughts and suggestions about how best can I return to Management Consultancy.
During the '90's I'd worked with a medium sized consultancy and worked in various fields, but mainly within Systems Enhancement, Financial Management, maximising Working Capital, Purchasing and Procurement, Customer Service and back office administration. I'd worked mainly uk but also had a spell in Europe.
I left to go it take a beak around late '90s and then worked a few times with my old firm on an ad hoc basis. After this I set up my own personal development coy but wife's health meant I became full-time 'house-husband' (3 children) for quite a while. That's now all ok and now, I want to return to Mgt Cons, BUT my main concern could be I'm now time-barred. My age is 39 and, although I've got a good set of skills and experience the other issue to overcome is I have NO degree so whilst I can carry out the task required my CV doesn't carry the one item that an agency would select against.
So I ask, what's my chances of re-entering the market? I'd clearly be willing to take a less strong fee to prove myself and re-build from there. Do I advertise direct, apply to agencies, or consultancies, or is their a more appropriate way?
BTW, I live in the Midlands so I can readily access most areas and travel and staying away from home's a given ok factor as well.
Any candid thoughts or ideas, short of 'give-up' are acceptable.
Thanks all for your input.