Hi there! I'm currently working at a smaller consulting firm but am hoping to make a move to one of the bigger consulting firms. While I have gained a lot of experience on the qual side in the past two years, my quant skills/data analytics skills haven't been pushed that hard. I would like to know what skills I should brush up on before applying to the bigger consulting appointments.
What I'd specifically like to know is:
- What tools are you using besides PowerPoint and Excel (e.g., are you using SPSS, Tableau, Power BI)?
- Do you have any recommendations regarding quant research designs?
- Is it an advantage to know some programming languages (specifically Python)?
- Any other advice you could give me/specific training classes you would recommend?
Note: I'm working as a general strategy management consultant and have been staffed on various industries.
Thank you for your help!