I have studied in two countries, finished my Masters Degree (Industrial Engineering) at one of the Top 10 German technical Universities, participated in multiple academic courses abroad.
Until now I had the liberty to persue jobs that I was interested in without worrying to develop my career in a specific direction. This is why have worked for 2,5 years in 3 different companies and in different industries: Sales Engineer, audit support (in a Big 4 company) and now IT Services Coordinator (internationally recognized IT company).
I was trying to get a job in consulting in Germany for a while now. I have started preparing 6 months and started applying recently. Whilst I had multiple phone interviews, I didn't manage to get invited to any case interview. I noticed that my interviewers intended to put me in a position that would build on my current job role in IT, but figured that I was lacking necessary professional experience (1 year) or skills.
I, however, do not pursue to develop in my current job role, I just want to start a career in consulting. I believe that my diverse background is a great attribute, as consulting cases can differ a lot. How do I sell this idea to my potential employer? How do I communicate that in addition to a great academic degree, I have been able to broaden my horizon and develop soft skills whilst working in teams and with clients.
How do I properly use my CV as an asset in getting a job in consulting?
I would be very glad for any hints!