I was invited to join ~40 HR Directors and HR Managers from the world's top management consultancy firms last week, to review what's happening in the consultancy recruitment market. The conclusion reached was quite stark:
There's a shortage of good consulting candidates - relative to the huge recruitment targets that the firms are now trying to hit
The implications for candidates are clear - you are more in demand now than you have been at any time in the last 5 years and the competition for consulting jobs is lower because of a shortage of applicants. The conclusion - from the candidates' perspective - is that now is the time to start applying for consulting jobs while the odds are stacked in your favour. If you'd like to review the latest consulting jobs click here now.
Of course there are pockets of consulting that aren't doing so well, so there will be some candidates struggling to find work still. But for those whose skills are in demand (and particularly those wanting a role in the UK) there has not been a better time to be looking for work in a long long while. So strike now while the iron is hot!