Hi, I have seen several postings regarding backup options which could lead to a consulting career in future. Many people said a strategy role in a Fortune 500 company is the best choice. Also, I have heard that for post MBA / experienced hire, consulting firms would be quite flexible regarding the industry background. I have already graduated from MBA (semi-target school), so I'm thinking of my career plan in the next few years. Since I did not manage to get an offer in consulting, I am planning to take other roles now and will be re-applying for "experienced hires" instead of MBA graduate hires in a few years.
While I'm clear that an important criteria of winning a strategy consulting offer is to excel in case interviews, I'm wondering what would be the selection criteria of getting invited to interviews (experienced hires instead of MBA campus recruitment)? Currently, I have an offer from a well-known corporate bank as a relationship manager/corporate sales. Would this role close the door to consulting firms in future, since it is a sales role and not highly strategic in nature? Thanks for your thoughts!