Considering a Career in Consulting?

A consultant offers ideas to three managers sitting at a conference table

If you are an experienced finance, accounting or operations professional, consulting can offer the career path you’ve always dreamed of. As a consultant, you can enjoy exceptional opportunities to pursue a more flexible work schedule, explore various work environments, and expand your skills and expertise. Above all, you can work on only those projects you choose.

But don’t just take our word for it. We asked more than 150 Robert Half Management Resources consultants what they like most about consulting. Here are the benefits they cited most frequently:


Infographic explains why consultants like their work


As appealing as consulting may be, it’s not the right career path for everyone. Those who enjoy consulting thrive on change; the thought of continually tackling new projects and challenges excites them. The most successful consultants also are adept at integrating with existing teams and quickly assimilating to different corporate cultures.

So before pursuing a career in consulting, be sure to determine if this career option is a good match for your work style and professional goals. Here are some resources that can help you make the choice: