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Consulting is a dynamic and challenging career field that offers many opportunities for people who enjoy problem-solving, strategy, and innovation. Believe it or not, consulting isn't necessarily a senior-level position. You can pursue a career in consulting as a recent graduate or a mid-career professional looking to switch careers. While pursuing a consulting career can be rewarding and fulfilling, it is challenging to break into because it is so competitive.
You know the negative reputation cubicles have – dull, dreary, gray. How can you possibly be expected to sit in one every day and be your naturally productive, enthusiastic, and upbeat self? The answer lies in decorating your cubicle so it sparks creativity and feels welcoming. While this might seem impossible given the bland canvas you have to work with, take heart because it’s totally doable!
At any stage in your professional journey, you may come across an employer or a recruiter who asks to verify your educational credentials. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as 30% of candidates admitted to lying on their resumes, yet 79% of them never get caught. In fact, 85% of employers in the US who conduct background checks find that candidates have lied on their resumes or job applications.
Maybe you think you’ve finally found your dream job. Everything about it is perfect, except… the salary. Unfortunately, it just isn’t where you want it to be. So, should you give up and move on? Given all the effort you’ve already invested, it’s probably wise to try and negotiate a better salary before you do.
Whether you’re applying for your first job or looking to move up the career ladder, personality tests aren’t usually the first thing we think about. But surprisingly, they can have a massive impact on how our future employers perceive us. In fact, a 2017 study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has found that 32% of U.S. employers use personality tests when hiring for senior management positions, and 28% use them for middle management positions. Personality tests are also used for hourly workers and contractors, though less frequently.
Learning how to persuade people is like a key that can unlock any door. Acing the interview for the job of your dreams. Getting the best deal on a new car. Closing a sale with a skeptical customer. All of these wins require a level of persuasiveness.