I have a master’s degree in biology, experience working as a bioengineer, and leading a healthcare startup. I have an interview for a consultant role at a boutique consulting firm with a focus on financial services. I know I have the insights and abilities, both analytical and interpersonal, I need to succeed as a Consultant.
However, I think my 4 years of non-consultant experience isn’t ideal in the employer’s eyes. Plus, I do not have any prior experience in financial services.
How can I convince them I’m interested in financial services sector and my non-traditional background is an asset?
Your background is in healthcare so why do you want to work in financial services over healthcare consulting?
Thank you for your help.