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I’m a a strategy consultant with almost 2YOE and no real skills. I seem to do well in interviews and get good offers almost simply based on the fact that I am “well spoken” and can use a lot of jargon when describing my projects (where my role is formatting shapes). Is this normal?

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It’s the new normal. But don’t lose the forest for the trees here. What you need to do is get your hands dirty and really help the interviewers feel like they’re a part of the sausage making. That’s the only effective way you can open the kimono.

But remember, try to be a bit 80/20 at least, don’t boil the ocean, but you’re going to need to stack hands so that you don’t lose them as you start to peel back the onion.

Everyone is talking AI this, digital that, but you need to double down on your core competencies and show them your first principles problem solving. That’s the real value-add you bring.

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This is the best post I’ve seen in months 😂😂😂

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That’s a skill. A huge skill!

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As crazy as what PwC1 said may sound to you, OP, it’s true. Strategy is all about structuring, prioritizing, and drawing insights. Essentially, all of that is arguably spoken. It’s a skill to be able to see, understand, and bring your own thoughts to, industry trends (or, “jargon”).

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fella you literally described our entire industry

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This is a thinly veiled humble brag post where the answer is already known ahead of time.

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You would be surprised how many people don’t have good soft people skills. The game is all about how you present yourself and how likeable you are especially the more senior you go. To feel more confident, you might consider learning some technicals on the side to make you even more competitive in the marketplace.

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You'll go places 😉

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Following cuz I feel the same way. Thought about interviewing or applying elsewhere but feel like I have no real skills. But if I get an interview I feel like I’m set.

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Same. Consulting firms are hitting me up like crazy so our skillset must be useful

Can you give me a recommendation?

I have these skills, I got this job with a 2 month internship that barely taught me anything. I was asking for a rec to the company

I wish I were well spoken! I’m great at communicating my thoughts in writing but struggle to put the words together when speaking. Don’t underestimate your skills!!

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