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The home of top independent consultants and expert contractors

Outsized is the leading platform for independent consultants, subject-matter experts, and contractors with deep execution skills in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.

Join your peers and get matched to the most interesting projects and contract roles with consulting firms and enterprise clients.

Work with some of the biggest brands in the world

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Apply and become part of an independent platform like no other

If you are an ex-consultant with an MBB, boutique or Big4 background, or an industry practitioner with deep execution expertise, you are at the right place! At Outsized, we provide diverse and rewarding projects and contract roles with leading management consulting firms and blue chip enterprises, matching you to opportunities that align with your expertise and passions. Our process to apply is simple:

Easy application

Register in minutes using your LinkedIn profile, and tailor it to showcase your standout skills and experiences. The time you invest in doing this could be the key to your future success as an independent professional.

Onboarding

Once approved you will be part of a carefully designed onboarding journey. You will learn how to get the most out of Outsized, whether on a project with us or not. Highlights include our active Community, Perks and exclusive upskilling opportunities.

Get matched

As an Outsized member you will automatically be matched to relevant opportunities. It goes without saying that we always check your interest and availability before sharing your profile with any clients. You can also apply yourself to jobs listed on our site.

Your benefits as an Outsized member

As a member you will get access to a range of benefits curated especially for skilled independent talent. Most importantly, you will be proactively matched to relevant opportunities with our consulting firm and enterprise clients. What’s more, we’re actively supporting your independent career in a number of other ways, whether you are on an assignment through us or not.

Projects and contract roles you won't find anywhere else

Outsized is a platform highly skilled independent talent, and the projects and roles we have from our clients reflect that. For short-term freelancing gigs, where clients auction out projects and select talent based on price, you are better served elsewhere. However, for longer term, well-paid, and mostly full-time projects and roles you're at the right place!

A Community of peers

Whether you are on a project or not through Outsized, you always have access to our Community of other independent pros. Here you can connect and discuss with other members, find project collaborators, ask and answer questions, access useful resources, and much more. It's your always-on support network, and an independent family of sorts!

Digital events and local meet-ups

Outsized organizes a large number of digital events, such as client fireside chats, Q&As with subject-matter experts, peer learnings, and much more. In addition we are hosting in-person meet-ups in our key locations. These are sometimes purely socials, and at other times there will be a guest speaker with a Q&A.

Perks – products and services curated for freelancers

We have partnered with providers of products and services that we think will either help you in your independent career, or make your life easier. You will find hand-picked offerings related to upskilling, financial protection for independents, admin, and even volunteering opportunities for when you are in-between projects and want to do something meaningful.

Unlock your independent career today

If you are an independent consultant, a highly skilled contractor or a subject-matter expert with implementation experience we’d love to have you onboard. We promise you the best projects and contract roles across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. What’s more, we offer a unique proposition for top independent talent in form of the exclusive Community, upskilling resources, events, and carefully curated perks.

Featured projects and contract roles

  • Global consulting firm
    Sales & Marketing Consultant – Paints
    Our client is a leading global strategy consulting firm, and they are currently engaged in a sales transformation project for a major player in the decorative p…
    Experience
    Mid Level (6-10 years) | Senior (11-15 years)
    Location
    India
    Est. Start
    June 24, 2024
    Duration
    12 month(s)
    Skills
    Sales & Distribution
    Sales Strategy
    4+
  • Global Consulting Firm
    Strategy Consultant – Oil & Gas
    Our client, a global consulting firm, is collaborating with a leading Oil & Gas company in India to support their procurement transformation journey and drive t…
    Experience
    Mid Level (6-10 years) | Senior (11-15 years)
    Location
    Delhi, India | India
    Est. Start
    June 24, 2024
    Duration
    12 month(s)
    Skills
    Strategy Consulting
    Management Consulting
    4+
  • Global Consulting Firm
    Strategy Consultant – ESG & Alternate/Green Energy
    Our client, a global consulting firm, is partnering with a leading Oil & Gas company in India to advance their ESG strategy development. The client aims to enha…
    Experience
    Senior (11-15 years) | Expert (15+ years)
    Location
    Delhi, India | India
    Est. Start
    July 01, 2024
    Duration
    6 month(s)
    Skills
    Strategy Consulting
    Management Consulting
    3+
  • Global Strategy Consulting Firm
    Solutions Architect – Banking
    Our client, a global consulting firm, is collaborating with a major player in the banking industry to design and develop a cutting-edge digital banking platfor…
    Experience
    Senior (11-15 years) | Expert (15+ years)
    Location
    India
    Est. Start
    July 01, 2024
    Duration
    6 month(s)
    Skills
    Solution Architecture
    Cloud Architecture
    2+
  • Global Strategy Consulting Firm
    Engagement Manager – Banking (Ex-MBB)
    Our client, a global consulting firm, is collaborating with a major player in the banking industry to design and develop a cutting-edge digital banking platform…
    Experience
    Mid Level (6-10 years) | Senior (11-15 years)
    Location
    India
    Est. Start
    July 01, 2024
    Duration
    6 month(s)
    Skills
    Strategy Consulting
    Management Consulting
    5+

Why top independent professionals prefer Outsized

Long-term, high-value projects

Interesting projects and contract roles from blue chip enterprises and consulting firms, typically 3-12 months full time opportunities, at great rates.

Community of like-minded pros

Connect with global peers in our forum, attend in-person meetups, take part in digital live events with experts and clients, swap skills with fellow independents.

Upskilling and value-add resources for top talent

Take your career to the next level through upskilling resources relevant for top independent talent, and access value-add products and services tailormade for freelancers.

Working hard for a fair talent market

We're working for a talent market that benefits clients AND talent in equal terms. Fair pay, terms and benefits are the cornerstones of a sustainable marketplace that will thrive long term.

Insights & resources

Articles, how-to guides, roundtables, interviews, and much more – for both clients and talent.

Frequently asked questions

FAQs for independent talent, including how to set up your profile, how does contracting work, how do you get paid, and much more.

About Outsized

What we stand for, what our team looks like, and where in the world you can find us!