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Do consultants have a control on their Projects?  


Raman Singh
Posts: 65
(@iamraman)
Senior Partner
Joined: 4 months ago

Hello Clan members and People, my query for today which  i was stuck upon is-

As Consultants do we have a decision making ability in choosing our category of projects we get.

Like whether we want our projects in the HR field or some in Financial number crunching or if someone's interested in clothing and textile.Are projects given on the basis of our area of Interests or are the projects just randomly assigned to the Consultants.

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Tushna Vevaina
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(@tushna-vevaina)
Junior Consultant
Joined: 5 months ago

Most of the times consultants are alloted sectors basis their previous experience or education and the need on the client. 

However, if you come with a general business profile with no sector specialisation, you maybe able to state your preference informally during chats with the HR or partners having clients in the sector that interests you. If you display interest or enthusiasm for an industry, the partner leading it is likely to staff you on that project on a trial basis after which it is upto you to prove proficiency and industry knowledge. 

Sometimes consultants are preallotted teams when they are hired for a specific assignment or specific goal in mind. At such times it maybe better to stick to the client alloted to you in the beginning and then see whether you can network your way through with other managers, engagement leads or partners to work on the client that interests you. 

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Raman Singh
(@iamraman)
Joined: 4 months ago

Senior Partner
Posts: 65

@tushna-vevaina

Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

I'll keep that in mind.

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management.consultant
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(@management-consultant)
Junior Consultant
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What I find in my firm is that you use your network to staff your project - so people you've come into contact in where you've expressed interest in the industry / client. Those projects that aren't staffed through the network go to the Resources Manager, who have an 'open roles' list and staff people on the bench who fit the role. 

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Raman Singh
(@iamraman)
Joined: 4 months ago

Senior Partner
Posts: 65

@management-consultant

I see,i i find networking works well and having good terms with the HR team as well.Thanks for the valuable info.

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