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Dear friends, I am getting a lot of offers in consultancy and recruitment companies... but i am apprehensive.... :(
How is consultancy as a career? does it involve too much of labor work which is not suited to people who believe in superiority of mind over labor work?

From India, Lucknow
are u an MBA grad? if no then consultancy is the right place to work if u want to make a career in HR. if ur a MBA then work in a consultancy for few months and side by side keep updating ur resume on job portals...coz MBA people don't stick in consultancies
From India, Aurangabad
not exactly labor work,but there's too much presure working in consultancies,targets and BD for new clients,coz mostly consultancies see how ur perform in the first 2 mths,then only they decide the exact salary for you.
From India, Aurangabad
One thing I d like 2 ask is , tthese days consultancies r growin tremendously and v now also hav international executive search firms makin their presence felt in Indis like Amrop , Stanton Chase , Heirick n Struggles , etc.

Now these firms also employ post graduates n since I believe most of the HR wrk is bein outsourced in companies. Earlier , it was jus recruitment , but now , its also training , competency mapping , comp n ben etc. Infact , HR outsourcin is d latest buzzword n soon I guess there may b a single person corporation for HR in corporates.I nfact , search firms like Amrop INternational r also visitin premier B schools for placements.So , are these consultancies a gud option for MBA grads , I mean , for a long term perspective.

Coz I believe sum of these top consultancies offer profiles like Research Associate etc, where u need not really do business development.Is d compensation offered at these international search firms at par with what is ffered at corporates ?

plz reply

From India, Mumbai
According to my understanding, Management consultancies are a good option to groom your personality and to build and develop a positive personality. One can get associated with such companies for some time and it will definitely add and create value to the job profile. Such firms are not labor intensive rather they demand knowledge intensive workers. To get stick to only one sort of responsibilities will surely not make you an employee who is needed by firms. One should go for multi tasking in the field of HR. Payroll management, recruitment outsourcing, training programs and benefits administration etc and many other activities are conducted at such firms and it gives a good chance to gain hands on experience that one may never achieve while working for any one dept of firm. As far as benefits are concerned, a bonus is offered if lets suppose a potential candidate has been outsourced effectively but such compensation may vary from company to company. Being a management professional at the early stages of your career will give you a value added advantage in the long term. Rest you can better decide considering your priorities and expectations out of jobs. All the best
From Pakistan, Islamabad
Hello All Above, In one word "YES" Consultancies are good option to start your career as Samia has very well explained.
From India, Indore
Think it over deeply and then apply your mind. Nothing wrong in it. Do it meticuously. with regards.
From India, Surat
You can start your career in consultancy but if you feel to grow up then try to look outside of that frame.
From India, Delhi
hello damudi123. what kind of job r u seeking, n plz expalin a bit your profile. mayb then i can help you out. regards, Mayank Kukreja
From India, Bhilai
Consulting is a great way to work as it allows you the freedom to develop your focus, choose your direction and set your pace.
However, lots has to be in place before you embark on the journey to work independently.
. I'd say that an HR professional should work with corporates and consulting groups from 5-7 years to develop a network and expertise that s/he would deploy later
. S/he should be a continual learner -- much learning happens in a structured workplace but for an independent consultant, that must happen at one's own initiative. It's for this updated knowledge of HR technology and processes that s/he would be sought out
. S/he must be able to adapt to periods of low activity and thus little earning as well as active periods of work when only deliverables would matter
. S/he must use the commonly used social media channels to stay connected with communities

From India, Gurgaon

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