Almost all industries require consultants. Whether you have an interest in finances, business administration, human resources or sales, almost all industries require consultancy services. The next good news is that consultants are required at all career levels: junior, senior, management and executive levels. The job of a consultant is to provide assistance, advice, information and guidance on your field of expertise. Essentially, your knowledge of a specific product, industry or technical field, is the selling point here. Customers and clientele will knock on your door for advice, thus knowing your product, service or industry back to front is the success factor.
As consultant, you are responsible for overseeing that your customers' enquiries, need for product guidance and uncertainties are resolve and that the customer is satisfied. Where the consultant's customer is a company or organisation, responsibilities may include problem identification and solution development. Consultants are thus excellent at identifying, analysing and resolving problems. Your skill set should include the following: analytical skills, research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to negotiate, educate and manage your clients.