The path to your first advising contract.
Not sure how to get started? Then this post is for you.
You work a traditional full-time role. But you are left longing for more. More flexibility, more deep/strategic work, more learning. Less meetings, less politics, less memos.
Advising seems appealing… but how does one get started? Well, don’t quit your full-time role just yet. Instead, set out to close your first advising contract in the next N months while holding your full-time position.
And this is your guide on how to do it!
Step 0: Set up
Before you get started, make sure nothing is obstructing your path:
Check your employment contract to ensure it doesn't specifically prohibit you from taking on side gigs. Don’t get yourself in legal trouble…
Do not engage with anyone remotely competitive with your full-time employer. It’s not worth it.
Discuss openly with your manager about exploring an advisory path to get their support and maintain transparency. It’s all about trust.
Step 1: Shift the narrative
If all you’ve had are full-time roles, all the hiring market will offer you are full-tim…