{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Anyone who might have gone independent with a niche skill... what was your experience?", "post_id": "5d0eaa8d3abcf3001cc601c1", "reply_count": 4, "vote_count": 0, "bowl_id": "5ae4a4f739e7cb001391ec8b", "bowl_name": "Consulting Exit Opportunities", "feed_type": "bowl" }

Anyone who might have gone independent with a niche skill... what was your experience?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Good move if you stay engaged to maintain your skill. But if you don’t, you’ll come back in a begging position.

like

If you do this you’ll have to hone and sharpen that skill the whole time you are independent. Publishing a blog (medium) about your trade is a good way to force you to keep current and know that trade intimately. The other side effect of this is you are usually able to communicate your craft clearly - making elevator pitches a breeze

like

Industry hire for me SME experience. Considered going independent, but feedback from those who had gone independent was first year or was brutal with a lot of time spent on networking and sales. Not my strengths and was not ready to take a 60% cut for the first year... so I chose to stay within the framework and round out my weaker spaces in to perhaps have a smoother transition for the future if I do want to be independent. Good luck!

like

Thanks guys for the feedback

Additional Posts in Consulting Exit Opportunities

Want to do an MBA and switch to FAANG. Going into 120k USD of debt makes me double-think that. Living in Europe so post-MBA salaries are not as high. How has debt impacted your lifestyle and morale?

like

Pics of my Frenchie sunning on the deck so I can unlock DMs. ❤️

Post Photo
like

I How much money I can make in short term onsite project to Netherlands ? What all tcs provide interms of money n facilities in Amsterdam?

How's the hike guys in Oracle offerings?

How do people make themselves ask for work. Needs to be done but every fiber of my underachieving being calls out against it

likefunnysmart

BDO folks - Hello, what is the salary estimate for AM (Asset Mgt & capital markets) London. I have an upcoming interview and would like to be adequately equipped with comp info.

Thanks for all the help

like
like

What’s the “true” difference between IT Risk and Cyber Risk? I feel like the term is used synonymously

like

Anyone know what clients Energy BBDO has and what's like to work there?

Johnny Depp won 🎉🥳!
Justice Prevailed

like

When everyone talks about taking advantage of compounding interest, does that refer to putting more income towards Roth IRA?

like

I’ve heard it’s pretty cutthroat at Mck and BCG, especially right now. Interested to hear perspective on Bain. How does “a Bainee never lets another Bainee fail” play into someone getting transitioned?

like

Senior manager - sometimes it helps when you directly respond to me when I sent you and a manager something for approval or have questions instead of me got relay a message from the manager.

like
like
like

Associates: Do you feel like MDs are receptive and open to your suggestions and feedback? Mine tends to shut them down or ignore them entirely.

like

Teachers who've had the second dose of the vaccine: did you have any side effects and what were they? I've heard a lot of people are getting flu-like symptoms and fevers. I am getting mine tomorrow and wondering if I'll need to take off a day.

like

Got my first round interview with Amazon this week, any tips for success?

like

Two of my really good friends at work have had their work dry up in the past few months (because of the Rona). I'm like two months ahead of them on hours, and they're worried about not making their minimum billable requirements.

Feel sort of guilty and try to avoid talking about hours with them. I'm just hoping the firm doesn't give them trouble...

like

Sooooo, I was thinking, can we all get together on filing a class action on behalf of America against the news networks CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC, CBS and their parent companies for intentional affliction of emotional distress? Which state has the best law for that COA? Anyone have negligent infliction of emotional distress?

like

Additional Posts (overall)

Trying to understand what are feasible and logical exit opportunities to industry/ops/tech for a C2 in Dubai after 2y in consulting.
Is Amazon the only available career progression move?

like

Is it just me or the Doordash S&O 24 hour take home super difficult to do in 24 hours ?

funny

I read about this ex MBB with 5 YOE going to industry (non-tech) in HCOL for $370K TC. How is that even possible?

like

I have mostly worked in Senior Individual contributor roles (Industry) so far in career and working in project manager, PMO/Consultant role for the first time. What are some good books, tutorials, youtube channels that can be helpful?

I often tend to slide towards individual contributor roles but want to learn project, team management now.

like

Manager with 7 years experience at ACN. Not feeling motivated by the corporate life right now - looking to move into something smaller, where I feel engaged and invested in the journey of an organisation. I also want to make sure that I have the opportunity for good financial gains if that journey is successful. I’m not afraid of working hard. Anyone got any suggestions for where to start looking for opportunities like this?

like

Did not make the final cut for my dream company, but I still sent the recruiter a thank you letter; She replied saying that she's very disappointed that I did not get the job and hopefully our path will cross again. Can I reach out to her again for another interview for a few months?

like

What's EY foundry ventures? Any details about it (pay, trajectory, team) / reputation of it both internally and externally?

like

How much of a pay increase do you try to get from another firm when looking for exit opps? Trying to jump from 80k to 115k within the next two years

like

Does anyone know how the leveling at Salesforce compares to Google, Amazon etc.? What level would you expect for someone with 10 years experience, masters in eng?

I am a project/program manager type with strategy and implementations exp, mostly in healthcare. I am interviewing for a solution architect role on Monday. Does this even make sense? I have an MBA and PMP.

The program manager role has been filled, but the recruiter insists I interview for a senior SA role. Should I pass? Don’t want to embarrass myself for lacking tech skills.

likehelpful

Anyone in McKinsey Implementation willing to chat about their experience and potentially refer to an Associate role? McKinsey & Company

like

Has anyone exited to working for a REIT? Was contacted for a strategy and analytics manager position for double my current salary and 25-40% performance bonus.

Just turned on my linked in availability for recruiters - nothing particular happened, but I keep thinking more and more often “maybe I should go.”

like

I have 3 weeks left of my notice period. Rolled off my project today, and I’m now on the bench. Am I expected to do anything?

like

How long does it take to hear back after Amazon’s first phone screen with some from the team?

like

Anyone know how much a Senior Manager and Director make at Walmart eComm? Post-MBA, if that matters.

like

Are there any healthcare/research consulting firms that take F1 visas? I have a talented acquaintance with healthcare and research experience looking for a consulting fit.

like

Thoughts on moving from manager to consulting director at Huron ES&A

like

Is it a red flag if an employer won't let you negotiate your start date? Does it look weird to ask to start a couple of months later after getting the offer?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal