I am interested to enter the Strategy/Management Consulting industry as an Experienced Hire. I have ~ 12 years of progressive experience (post-PhD) in three major F500 CPG companies in the US. I have performed well in my career, earned internal promotions in each of the three companies, been part of M&As, completed stretch assignments and am currently at the Sr. Principal Scientist/Sr. Manager level in the R & D division of my current company. My expertise is in Innovation, Product Development, Commercialization & Lean. I am curious about:
(1) How do I leverage my experience for a successful entry in MBB or other Tier 2 firms? A friend of mine says that COVID has made experienced hires very attractive to the consulting industry. I wanted to know what do experts on this forum think?
(2) If successful, what would be the level of entry I can expect in the consulting industry?
(3) I have tried networking with MBB employees in the past (in 2018) but with mixed success. I have seen LinkedIn a hit or miss. Any other ideas to do some targeted networking?
(4) For those who have been experienced hires, did they find working in the MBBs or other consulting firms worth it?