An inside look at management consulting between jobs or as a second career
RASPUTIN FOR HIRE: An inside look at management consulting between jobs or as a second career


Excerpts from an interview with Michael A. Goodman


Interviewer: How did you first decide to write Rasputin For Hire?

Goodman: Shortly after The Potato Chip Difference was published, I spoke with a number of executives in transition. I wanted to know whether the book addressed the main issues on their minds and whether they had any questions for me.

What I heard most was this: “You’ve been a professional management consultant for quite a while now, and you’ve also become something of an expert on job search strategies. What do you think about consulting while I’m between jobs?”

That sensitized me to what I later learned to be an interesting fact: most mid-level and senior executives give serious consideration to consulting when they are facing a job search or career change. Some only view consulting as a short-term thing, until they can land a “real job.” Others think it might be a rewarding second career.

The more I fielded questions about management consulting, the more I realized that there was a need for the kind of information I eventually included in Rasputin For Hire. That’s why I wrote the book.

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