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Mach 2017 – Volume 9, Issue 3

I hope this message finds you doing well and that you’re enjoying all this early spring weather!

Here’s the latest news from what we’re seeing in the Strategy & Corporate Development marketplace, followed by the open positions we’re aggressively looking to fill:

Return of the midyear raise? Our 2017 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study, which we released in late January and is hyperlinked below, notes that consultants on average experienced relatively low year-over-year compensation increases in 2016 (11.0 percent for post-MBAs and 16.4 percent for pre-MBAs – see slide 5 of the study for details). However, as a testament to the hot recruiting market we find ourselves in currently, we’ve heard multiple rumors that at least one firm is planning on a midyear base-salary adjustment to better reflect market norms. That’s good news for all you hard-working consultants!

Congratulations on your job offer! Now what? Ever received an offer but didn’t know what to do next? In his new blog post, Vice President Steven Stewart lays out six straightforward steps for how to make your decision, negotiate and communicate in the most professional manner. Enjoy!

We’re working on great opportunities and we want to hear from you! Below you will find a brief summary of each opportunity that we are working on, as well as the contact information for the Charles Aris team member who is spearheading the search. Please reach out to anyone on my team, or to me directly, to discuss these opportunities in greater detail – or feel free to forward this email along to friends and colleagues who may have an interest in learning more.


Chad Oakley
Chief Executive Officer
Strategy & Corporate Development Practice Leader
Charles Aris Inc.
(336) 378-1818 x9101

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