I am new to the site so I apologize in advance if this has been asked.
I am looking to break into the consulting industry. I have talked to some friends that are in the field and am told that I would be hired as an experienced hire. However, when I look at the job listings they all require experience in things that I know nothing about. Other listings ask for X amount of years experience as a "consultant" so I am a little thrown off as to where to start the search.
Also, and equally if not more important, I lack the interview/case experience. I see a lot of material and various courses online but honestly, I have no clue where to start and which site to start with. Making a career change is a big move for me (turning 34 soon) so I want to position myself as best as possible.
I would love some insight into what material works best, or if I should use multiple sets of material. Really I just need some advice on where to start. I am more than willing to dedicate as much time as needed to get this right and I would like to get going as soon as possible. So far I have only watched a couple of case videos, done some mental math tests (clearly I need a lot of improvement), and have met with some consultants in my network.
So I guess to recap-
1. What listings should I really be going for?
2. What material(s) should I be using?
3. What is the best path to take as far as practice and prep go?
Thank you all for reading all this, I appreciate all of you.