How to Hire a Consultant

Are you searching for an experienced Consultant for your company? A qualified consultant brings in relevant industry knowledge and exceptional problem-solving skills to help clients grow their business operations by guiding intuitively. They work as a principal change agent for an organization whose primary responsibilities are to provide an in-depth permanent solution to increase and sustain profitability and efficiency.

Here are some tips to help you find great Consultant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Consultant search for Jobs on Indeed*

696,721

job seekers clicked on consultant jobs

173,215

resumes from job seekers with consultant experience on Indeed

12,142

consultant jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $40.03 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.00$95.50 hourly
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Common
$8.00
$95.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Consultant?

A Consultant fine-tunes the essential processes of the organization by applying his analytical mindset and strong business acumen. A successful consultant has detailed knowledge of different aspects of business and market forces which they use to increase the business efficiency, process quality and profitability.

• Plan and execute complex business projects on different key business functions like Payroll, Marketing, Human Resources
• Gather meaningful information through focussed group discussions, interviews, shadowing
• Assess and analyze the root cause of the challenging situation through data analysis, interpretation and resolving the discrepancy

Skills to look for in a great Consultant

Consultants are the think tanks of any organization. They use their analytical mind to find solutions to the underlying issues and ensure business continuity. Let’s look at the qualification and other personality traits essential to hire a Consultant.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Having Masters in a specialized business domain is plus
• Proficiency in different business management software like ERP, CRM
• Strong knowledge of the organizational core functions like HRM, Marketing, IT and relevant certifications
• Industry experience in a consulting role
• Innovative and analytical mind with solid problem-solving acumen
• Outstanding interpersonal and coordination skills

Writing a Consultant job description

A clear job description is vital in screening the potential Consultant candidates. The job description of a Consultant should comprise defined roles and responsibilities, required qualification and essential skill set.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Consultant jobs, such as:

• Management Consultant
• Senior Consultant
• Strategy Consultant

Interviewing Consultant candidates

To make an informed hiring decision while hiring a great consultant, the candidate should undergo rounds of the functional and situational interview along with live case study analysis. The best candidates will shine through this rigorous interview process.

• Examples of problem-solving using business management software
• Data Analysis and Interpretation
• How they have used creative thinking in formulating unique resolution of a problem

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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