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Noob here. everyone keeps talking about strategy and operations roles. what are these roles about like life in the day of S&O associate, manager and what skills does one need to have to get a role.TIA

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People just like to think it’s prestigious. Back in the day it really was because you would have ceos who needed advice on how to make decisions and consultants would do a bunch of analysis. Today there is so much more data available and data is what drives decisions so ceos don’t need as many consultants to do it. Obviously this isn’t true all together but more of a trend. Anyways typical project is having a hypothesis and then looking at data to see if it makes sense or if you need to make adjustments. Skills: sales/bs, PowerPoint, analysis

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thanks a lot ! consultants do a good job of making it sound a very sexy and prestigious role haha

Wait, are you referring to S&O roles in consulting firms or an internal consulting practice within a company?

i was referring to when people from consulting talks about exit opportunities to industry S&O roles.

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