As a consultant you are given variety. Both contractors and consultants alike enjoy the ever changing lifestyle that is part of this career choice. You must be able to pick up and move or relocate at anytime and enjoy that. You must truly enjoy travel and hotel stays, long hours, and extensive dedication and passion for the work you are doing. While these are the normal things that come alone with being a consultant there are many management consulting firms that will allow you the variety of industry, while having the comfort of serving your local market and being near your family.
As a consultant, you will need to be extremely versatile and in a profession where many types of employers see you as valuable. You have experience not only in many industries, but with many types of people, in many different company cultures, following many different types of rules. You are capable of working across many different types of teams and are seen as a companion to end users at all levels of an organization.
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