So I have worked at one of the largest consultancies in the world for 5 years coming in through the graduate scheme, I have multiple and varied project experience mainly in outsourcing and general consulting activities and roles. Mainly around PMO, Project Mgt, Commercial Mgt. Studied Economics at Uni (2.1) if that makes a difference.
I'm thinking I want to move out of consulting - but I really do not know what options are out there for me? I clearly now have experience in this industry but now want to make a career change to a new industry. Most skills are transferable so I understand that, but I do not have knowledge and experience of a specific industry as yet.
Recently been approached by a number of recruitment consultants, who I have spoken to but all obviously aiming roles towards my current skill set and other consulting roles.
a) I do not want to join a new role in a new industry at entry level for obvious reasons.
b) For example if I wanted to move into a Brand manager role, specific expertise is required, that I do not have
c) Am I able to still get a salary increase with the move (I am not currently overpaid)?
d) If I was to stay in Consultancy I'd want to move to a smaller niche company - but again currently I am not specialised in a sector e.g FS, Retail etc. How do I sell my skills?
e) Any other advice would be appreciated.