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    Hello everyone!

    Business Because has a nice article on how many new MBAs are spurning traditional consulting firms to go freelance on websites such as Skillbridge and Bhive. These can be attractive options if you want autonomy, don’t mind (or even prefer) lots of small projects on diverse issues and perhaps you want the flexibility to pursue your own start up as well. Just beware the downsides include a resume that might be a bit more difficult to substantiate if you decide to go “corporate” later on (a lot of job seekers cover troubled times with freelance consulting claims) and a potentially finicky client. (We heard from one alumni client a few months ago who was frustrated a small business refused to continue with a project and how it made him look bad for not having completed it promptly.)

    Just to clarify, we’re not against freelance consulting or any of these websites. We just want to ensure our readers understand a fuller picture of what they might be getting themselves into.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    Ryan Sebastian
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    I imagine your consulting skills improve if you first get some experience at a firm. It’s true of accounting and law.

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