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By Don Leslie
What is Hot In Consulting
14:00 CET
45 minutes

What?s Hot In Consulting?
AI, RPA, digital: the impact of technology change on organisations creates new challenges for the consulting industry. Thinking of becoming a consultant after business school? Then learn what's in store for you, the advice you'll be giving, the skills you'll need. Consultancy Careers Strategist Don Leslie talks about the work of consulting firms in the 21st century, the attributes of a successful consultant, and the opportunities available in this attractive sector. Don spent four decades recruiting MBAs for consulting firms and is now an evangelist at business schools and universities for the consultancy industry.

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Don Leslie is well-known on the European business school circuit, where he delivers seminars on careers strategy and management consultancy and provides 1:1 coaching to MBA and Masters students. He started his career with Deloitte in the UK and South Africa in 1978, then ran the management consultancy team at recruiters BLT, before stepping down in 2016. You can find his tips and techniques for successful consultancy applications at

Don worked for Deloitte in the UK and South Africa before moving into recruitment, and has specialized in management consulting recruitment since the early 1980s. Drawing on my (almost) 30 years’ experience of recruiting strategy and management consultants with BLT, he is now an independent adviser to business schools and universities, MBAs and others, on careers in consultancy. Don was also Director of Beament Leslie Thomas (BLT) a consulting recruiter which acts for a wide variety of (mainly) UK based management consultancy firms, working on search, retained and contingency recruitment. BLT has been voted ‘Best Recruitment Agency’ for the last seven years by the readers of Top Consultant, and Don has himself topped the poll for best recruiter on a number of occasions.