2006-07-14

Rebuilding an identity

It has been many moons.

Many things happened. I got a little away from being a banker and a little closer to being a consultant. I have tamed powerpoint enough to get things done. My tryst with excel is still sometime away. Mumbai has become worse. I have seen more bollywood people. And hey, I got my first paycheck in 15 months...

If someone is reading this hoping for some gyan on what it will be for career shifters - those who come from line management to consulting, I have a few words, not many.

Consulting is a different planet. It will take anywhere from 1 month to 6 months unlearn the methods one has picked up in line management. The content that one gets from previous job is useful. But the methods will be taught / learnt. The methods involve more of rigor, attention to detail, being structured, and simply organized. Thats actually more than I thought I had to say.

Meanwhile, I will continue my efforts to build my identity as a consultant.

PS: For those who have clicked on the URL in the last few days and found nothing new, my apologies. I really did not have bandwidth enough to write as I would have liked to. Not that this post has anything to offer. But then, no better way to shoo away writers block than to write....

10 comments:

Vinay (a.k.a Resolute) said...

Good to see you back on the blog. Looking forward to reading more of your 'transition' insights!

Kishore said...

Though busy with Term-II end exams, I have been visiting your blog for your new post...

HMTG said...

Good to see you BLOG again,and good to know that you in spirits enough after what happened in Mum..So its back to comp strat then....

HMTG.

shipra said...

hey! welcome back :)
btw..recently rediscovered that i had created a blog on blogspot and saw a comment that you left AGES ago..in october asking abt my other blog.
Well..here it is: zahen.livejournal.com

jasmine said...

good that there's a post...but nothing really new to offer...still not bad coz like u put it wat better than post a post on the blog! :)

but still awaiting the details coz this barely gives a rough idea to where ur getting to say wat Exactly it is!

Kapil said...

grt 2 have u bck !!

Chanakya said...

Hey Vijay,

Good luck.

I crunched numbers in 45 MB excel files. If I can help in any way in excel, let me know.

Cheers,
CS

SABYASACHI said...

Vijay, congratulations for your first pay check after 15 months....
Keep posting. Great reading them first as an ISB aspirant and now as an isbian.

Harikesh said...

Hi Vijay

Nice to c u back in action. Believe me in excel, things get complicated bcos we want to write that crazy formula in on ego. Its like Math, break it steowise and just rearrange them back into one cell....Learnt it the hard way, now doing that everyday in valuations.

itheabsolute said...

Hi all

Thanks for your comments. The ISPs at both office and home had blocked blogger. I got a chance to reply now.

Cheers

2006-07-14

Rebuilding an identity

It has been many moons.

Many things happened. I got a little away from being a banker and a little closer to being a consultant. I have tamed powerpoint enough to get things done. My tryst with excel is still sometime away. Mumbai has become worse. I have seen more bollywood people. And hey, I got my first paycheck in 15 months...

If someone is reading this hoping for some gyan on what it will be for career shifters - those who come from line management to consulting, I have a few words, not many.

Consulting is a different planet. It will take anywhere from 1 month to 6 months unlearn the methods one has picked up in line management. The content that one gets from previous job is useful. But the methods will be taught / learnt. The methods involve more of rigor, attention to detail, being structured, and simply organized. Thats actually more than I thought I had to say.

Meanwhile, I will continue my efforts to build my identity as a consultant.

PS: For those who have clicked on the URL in the last few days and found nothing new, my apologies. I really did not have bandwidth enough to write as I would have liked to. Not that this post has anything to offer. But then, no better way to shoo away writers block than to write....

10 comments:

Vinay (a.k.a Resolute) said...

Good to see you back on the blog. Looking forward to reading more of your 'transition' insights!

Kishore said...

Though busy with Term-II end exams, I have been visiting your blog for your new post...

HMTG said...

Good to see you BLOG again,and good to know that you in spirits enough after what happened in Mum..So its back to comp strat then....

HMTG.

shipra said...

hey! welcome back :)
btw..recently rediscovered that i had created a blog on blogspot and saw a comment that you left AGES ago..in october asking abt my other blog.
Well..here it is: zahen.livejournal.com

jasmine said...

good that there's a post...but nothing really new to offer...still not bad coz like u put it wat better than post a post on the blog! :)

but still awaiting the details coz this barely gives a rough idea to where ur getting to say wat Exactly it is!

Kapil said...

grt 2 have u bck !!

Chanakya said...

Hey Vijay,

Good luck.

I crunched numbers in 45 MB excel files. If I can help in any way in excel, let me know.

Cheers,
CS

SABYASACHI said...

Vijay, congratulations for your first pay check after 15 months....
Keep posting. Great reading them first as an ISB aspirant and now as an isbian.

Harikesh said...

Hi Vijay

Nice to c u back in action. Believe me in excel, things get complicated bcos we want to write that crazy formula in on ego. Its like Math, break it steowise and just rearrange them back into one cell....Learnt it the hard way, now doing that everyday in valuations.

itheabsolute said...

Hi all

Thanks for your comments. The ISPs at both office and home had blocked blogger. I got a chance to reply now.

Cheers