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The charm of consultancy

Robert Dur, Professor of Economics of Incentives and Performances at Erasmus School of Economics, was a guest on a podcast episode of BNR Werkverkenners. The consulting sector is constantly rising in popularity, which is also noticeable among students. Dur elaborates on why this is, and what type of student is going in the consultancy direction.

Many students these days want to become consultants notes Dur, perhaps this is one of the most popular professions mentioned. One of the things that attracts students to this sector is the wide variety they expect. Consequently, many students say that they do not want to be consultants all their lives, but they see it as a nice way to gain experience and look around. Students' main motivation is still income, now that life is very expensive. Young people have many desires besides that. Other factors also play a role, working conditions, tasks and the mission. Consultancy attracts different types of people. If Dur looks at the average, they are more extroverted, curious, ambitious students. They are people who want to explore the world with their heads held high. On average, they may score a little lower on the moral compass. The students with a strongly developed compass are more likely to see Dur heading for other types of jobs that give more back to society.

You can listen to the full podcast from BNR Nieuwsradio, 27 February 2024, here.


What qualities do you bring to your next job?

Career success begins with knowing yourself. Are you aware of your strengths, weaknesses and preferred working style? When you know yourself, it’s easier to find your dream job. You can shape your own career path if you know what qualities you bring to your next job and which skills you would still like to develop.

Get to know yourself with our self-assessment and discover your strengths.


The Netherlands Recruitment Day - free registrations is open now

Are you a researcher, master, PhD, postdoc, or (assistant/associate) professor? And would you like to proceed with your career in research or higher education in the Netherlands? Join the Netherlands Recruitment Day on October 1st 2022, and get invited for a 20-minute interview with a Dutch professor or recruiter.


To join our recruitment day and be invited for an interview, you will need to have :

  • An up-to-date English CV and a short personal research statement.

  • A master's degree (or soon obtaining) if you want to start a PhD. If you have a bachelor’s degree you can not participate and can not apply for an interview. 

  • A good level of English, a TOEFL/IELTS certificate (or soon obtained). To communicate with your colleagues you need to have a good level of English. Most Dutch universities require a TOEFL score of 80 and higher or IELTS of 6.5 and higher. All your research can be done in English. It depends on the organisation if you need some Dutch skills too.

Register for free: the Netherlands Recruitment Day on October 1st 2022