Every consultant or employee is compensated for the value they add. Their ability to solve relevant problems dictates their value.
When interviewing for jobs or obtaining career advice, minimize talk about the positions you’ve held, and talk more about the problems you’ve solved. If whomever you speak with is confident that you are capable and motivated to deliver their outcomes, they will happily hire or refer you.
This is the supply-and-demand curve at work. The best of the best have the most useful and most rare ability to solve problems that matter.