A Guest Post By Angelita Williams
If you are an experienced manager, but have found your resume to be too extensive for the types of positions available in the current market, then you may be overqualified.
Instead of going for management jobs further down the ladder, why not do what you love in a different capacity as a management consultant? Management consultants are experts at helping managers become better at what they do and helping entire teams set and reach goals. If you are an excellent manager with years of experience and think you may have what it takes to consult, here are four reasons to consider changing course and trying your hand at management consulting.
Get Value Out of Your Expertise
If you have been a manager for so long that you can read an unsatisfied employee like the back of your hand, automatically sense why team meetings aren’t working, and naturally see how things could be run more efficiently, then your skill set is valuable. Working as a manager will only get you the income and flexibility offered to a manager at a particular firm. Working as a consultant will allow you to share your experience with others at the top of the ladder, for a much better salary than that of an average manager. If you’re working as an over-experienced, low-level manager, your special skills may well be overlooked by your superiors and misunderstood by colleagues.
Work for Yourself
Working for yourself is a scary step, but it’s definitely one that may be worth the risk. The self-employed are able to determine their own schedules and don’t have to report to anyone about how they choose to spend their time. Also, when you work for yourself, you have the opportunity to increase your salary as much as you like. If you work toward getting more jobs or raising your fees, then you will automatically get a raise without having to haggle for one. Freelance consultants are also able to telecommute and work with professionals around the world, which also expands career opportunities.
Contribute Without Commitment
As a management consultant, you may even find yourself breathing a huge sigh of relief when you compare your day-to-day with that of a regular manager. Consultants are able to offer a fresh pair of eyes to managerial issues, worker efficiency, and the inter-office climate without having to deal with the daily grind. As a consultant, it’s your job to observe, analyze and come up with solutions to managerial problems. However, in the end, it is the managers of the firms you are consulting for that must make the final decisions and put your suggestions to use.
This guest post is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7 @gmail.com.