I know what management consultants do is to solve business problems of their clients. But at the end of the day, I still don’t get the details of a consultant’s life. In other words, what does a day in the life of a consultant look like?”
I honestly put off answering these types of the question so many times. Not that I don’t like the question, but it is hard to tell you about a “typical” day in the life of a consultant. One of the most interesting yet intimidating features of working in management consulting is the unpredictability of your workday. There is no single day like another. There is nothing as a “typical” day. You’ll never know what today is going to bring. That’s why the job is challenging; it requires you to manage yourself, your workload, and actively dig up for the answers before anyone has to tell you to do anything.
Hence, a long time ago, I put together a video called “What the heck does a consultant DO, exactly?” to give you a bigger picture of how a project is conducted. But since I receive a ton of similar questions every day, I will try my absolute best to break it down for you what consultants do on a daily basis.