What I would rate the biggest benefit of starting a career as a consultant is the experience of having so many bosses in such a short amount of time (basically every project). I will share with you some of what I have found separates the poor managers from the great managers.
The first mistake most people do is to not think about it. Everyone has encountered a situation where they have a person of authority telling them what to do and managing some piece of work, some might even have been Read more [...]
Management Consultants usually take on an incredible amount of work in a short time frame, and promises delivery on a set date, and consistently delivers high-quality on-time results. The questions I will answer today is, how can we make these promises and always deliver on time in full, is it only because we work so much? Furthermore, can anyone do this in their everyday life?
I am not saying that there exists a silver bullet that anyone can adopt and they will be able to deliver and work Read more [...]
Looking around the office at the employees of a Management Consultant Company most people think they are a fairly homogenous crowd of people. Indeed, to the untrained eye, everyone wears similar dark coloured suits (black, dark blue, dark grey are all acceptable) and often a light coloured shirt underneath. However to the trained eye there is a wealth of information derived from a Management Consultants clothing.
But lets take a look at a generalized wardrobe of a Management Consultant:
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So you have identified the companies you want to work for, and you have written your CV and Cover Letter so well that you feel that you can basically run Google tomorrow...by yourself. Then you see how many people actually apply for the jobs you want and, after some quick mental arithmetics, you realize that your "chances" of getting the job is >0.01%. What do you do?
Well first, you take a deep breath. The actual chances of you getting the job, if you send in a complete application (and follow Read more [...]
A few excellent blog posts I read the last week, highly recommended:
I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why.
Why our Brains Like Short-Term Goals
The No-Nonsense Guide to Successful Business Networking
Making the Choice between Money and Meaning
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The other day I great discussion with a colleague, we were talking about the importance of building your own personal brand. So I thought I would share with you a bit of advice on how to build your own brand. Read more [...]
Each New Year can facilitate the fresh start of something new, a moment where change or adoption of habits can come a little bit easier as you leave the old year behind. For example, one of my New Year Resolution is to iron my shirts in bulk and not in the morning every day :). However, if you want to really give your career a boost in 2013 then you should do something of the following. Read more [...]
When applying for a job there are certain do´s and dont´s when it comes to writing a CV (Curriculum Vitae). I am aware that the art of CV writing differs between countries, but there are some general guidelines that I would recommend you to stick to. Read more [...]
I am sure you are all interested to know what does a Management Consultant ACTUALLY do at work?! Well, I will start this series of post to just recount my day to give you a glimpse of what actually happens behind the scenes. Read more [...]
I recently read a book that I think would be interesting for everyone out there that want to DO more in LESS time. In other words, become more productive and efficient. It is obviously not the perfect book, but I will tell the good and the bad with this book and why I think it is a great start to becoming more efficient. Read more [...]