Talent Talks What's Hot in Consulting - The Skills of a Consultant
While talking about the skills of a consultant, Don Leslie, a management consulting recruitment specialist with over 30 years of experience explains: "Fundamentally, a consultant always has to be good at Excel, because a lot of consultancy work involves quantitative analysis. Speaking the language of consultancy is important too" to which he adds "I could spend all evening talking about what makes a good consultant, but some of the important ones are the ability to be able to handle ambiguity. Going into a consultancy project, what the problem might be from the client's point of view, might not actually be the real issue."
Don was also a Director of Beament Leslie Thomas (BLT) a consulting recruiter which acts for a wide variety of UK based management consultancy firms, working on search, retained and contingency recruitment. Don has 30 years of experience in recruiting strategy and management consultants with BLT, and he is now an independent adviser to Business Schools and Universities, MBAs and others, on careers in consultancy.
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