I've been a management consultant (financial services, commodities, energy, risk management) for 4 ish years and currently work for a tier 2 firm. I've finally had enough of the long days, late nights and hellish travelling. I think it's about time to get out and enjoy the delights of industry i.e. less hours and travelling ;-)
I've spoken to a few headhunters etc, but i also want to get things moving from my side. In particular, i have a few questions to the community:
1) For those at 'got out' at my level, did you regret that decision? (Even if you took less money)
2) Should i bring my desire to leave to my managers & partners? They always claim they'd be supportive of such a decision and would help place disgruntled consultants.
3) Is it ever a good idea to leave before securing a new role? - currently struggling to find time to actually attend interviews!
4) Should i temper my salary expectations? I.e. should i expect to earn less, given my experience, in industry?
5) Can anyone recommend good job websites they've had success with? I'd rather take a focused approach rather than a scatter shot
Any advice is very much appreciated.