How to get a think tank/strategy job in corporate america?
My wife has a B.S. degree in Operations and Logistics...an MBA in M.I.S. And she is PMI-certified as a project manager, has ITIL certification, and some Six Sigma experience...no certification. She enjoys strategy creation and implementation tasks and roles and gets a little bit of those types of experiences in her current role. But, mainly she is a project manager and program manager. How can she get a strategy job in corporate america? She wants to do more of what she feels passionate about and less of the administrative/repetitive tasks. We live in the Chicago Northwest suburbs. Oh...she also wants work/life balance since we have kids. So it would seem that management consulting with the big agencies would not be an option since they seem to work constantly.
Asked By: rlc_60504 - 4/3/2007
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This is the kind of job requirement that probably would best be found through your network of people you know and have a track record with. Your credentials are impressive, but one needs practical experience as much as anything else in these types of jobs. As one of the other people stated, strategy jobs are usually... More
Answered By: Jeffrey B - 4/3/2007
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So what useful practical 'experience' might she be bringing to the table. Aperson with a theory is always at the mercy of a person with experience.
Answered By: smiling_freds_biz_info - 4/3/2007
My original suggestion would have been to look into management consulting as a way to get into the strategic side of the business but if you are raising a family it may not be the most practical option... More
Answered By: Nephroid - 4/3/2007
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