Most-wanted consultants right now?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 20, 2020

Is there any kind of trend in the consulting industry? Are there actually certain types of consultants who are most sought-after? Like IT-Consultants for example? Happy to get any insights!

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Nathaniel
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updated an answer on Jan 21, 2020
McKinsey | BCG | CERN| University of Cambridge

Hello there,

As others has suggested, the hottest topic would be digital, encompassing the following areas:

  • Blockchain
  • Industry 4.0
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Data Science / Statistics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Agile Organization
  • Digital Marketing

Also useful if you have sector-specific skillsets such as:

  • Precision Agriculture / Aquaculture
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Crytocurrencies / Blockchain-based FinTech

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 20, 2020
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Digital is a hot topic now and there are many transitions from Accenture, PWC digital, etc. In digital they are looking for:

  • Agile coaches
  • Data science
  • IT strategy

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Clara
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replied on Jan 21, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

Digital and Data Anlytics are very hot topics atm, and before I left they were hiring almost weekly these profiles to staff projects asap.

You can have a look at the McK website in those 2 practices and see precisely what they are looking for.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Daniel
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replied on Jan 20, 2020
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  • Agile Coaches
  • Big Data / Advanced Analytics Experts
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Luca
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replied on Jan 20, 2020
BCG |NASA |20+ interviews with 100% success rate| 120+ students coached |GMAT expert 780/800 score

Hello,

The actual trend is to be more and more specialized also as "generalist consultants". The most wanted are digital profiles and data analysts.

Best,
Luca

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Antonello
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replied on Jan 20, 2020
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Hi,
yes, advanced analytics and implementation practices are growing double digit.

Best,
Antonello

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