Hi .. I am working with a bank and have an experience of 16 yrs and now want to get into consulting
Hi .. I am working with a bank and have an experience of 16 yrs and now want to get into consulting on banking processes and analytics .. Please suggest how do I go about it .. In case need to enhance skill set .. What should I take up 28 Nov 2016, 02:04pm
You are contemplating to change career track and hope you have thought through it. Consulting like any other career track has its own pros and cons. Do factor in the basic requirement of constant travel for projects execution and how that affects your work life balance. If you decide yo go ahead with career change, here are are my few suggestions. I have written 2 articles on career change and these would be published in last 2 weeks of december on my my personal blog . You can check here https://bhavpritah.wordpress.com/
If you decide to change your career track, here are few suggestions:
1. Target Tier 1 IT companies. Most of them have business consulting stream where consultants from Industry experience join. Search for role of process consultants, business consultants in Banking domain.
2. There might be skill set , knowledge & experience gap with respect to project management, project delivery, project planning, Business analysis, requirements analysis and so on. Plan to bridge this gap through professional certifications. Check coursera, udemy etc.
3. If possible, you can plan to go for 1 year MBA from good brand institute which would help you in making the career transition.
4. Try to get a first hand experience by doing a project, if possible . Talk to people in job profile you want to get in. They would give you a real sense of how it would be.
Also be mindful that 16 years experience is on higher side for a career track change as usually people do within 10 years of experience. Having said that, if you have thought through your decision and really want to make this change, you should go for it.
Hope it helps
You are contemplating to change career track and hope you have thought through it. Consult