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I'm interested in becoming a consultant but all the job

I'm interested in becoming a consultant but all the job descriptions seem to come with these insane travel requirements. How do people get a consulting job that allows them to not constantly be on a plane? Is that something you only earn the right to do after you've done a travel gig?

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    Some consulting companies have a bigger travel focus than others. As others have mentioned, there are smaller consulting companies that focus more on state/local business - Slalom Consulting is one I've worked for in the past.

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    Consulting firms have all kinds of roles and models these days. If you have a strong background, they will probably find a way to accommodate you that minimizes travel. Be clear from the beginning that it's important to you.

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    There are some firms that have more of a local footprint/model. Point B, in particular, stands out but there are others. In my experience, traveling has been a necessary (but surprisingly fulfilling) part of the job. I have met people and worked in cities that I would have never encountered otherwise. I will say that if you live in a bigger city (LA, Chicago, NYC) there is often more local work than if you live in a smaller city so take that into account when choosing a living location.

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