2006-10-10

Do you want to be a Consultant?

It is difficult to feel how an experience would be unless we actually go through it. Traveling is an integral part of a consultant's life. There is no running away from it. Everyone who aspires to be in consulting knows it and keeps asking questions about how it could affect life. But be sure, any number of questions or any amount of anticipation will never tell what it would be like to be travelling every week.

Getting up early mornings to catch up flights, going through the hassle of check in, waiting in the airports, facing flight delays, eating in * hotels, adding unnecessary calories, having no office, sitting at client's office, not necessarily being a welcome person (persona non grata) at the cleint's place (sometimes and not always), have two bosses - one ur own manager and the other being the cleint, etc are quite painful. the biggest issue of course is staying away from the family.

On the positive side, we get to network at aiports / on the flights, get to travel to many places,get to stay in * hotels, add flying miles / hotel points, get to eat good food, get to interact with various people in clients place, learn about new industry / business, get to being disciplined/organized....

There is nothing good/ bad here. Every system has its merits and demerits. Consulting life has its own.

It is up to an individual to decide which side affects/attracts him more.

PS: about my trip to the US in the coming posts

6 comments:

MBABlogger said...

Even more excited to become one now :)

VIjay, in my essay I was writing companies like X,Y, Diamond Cluster.

But I since it is no more called Dimaond CLuster can I just write Diamond or would I have to write Diamond M&T Const. ..this will eat up words :(

yashovardhan gupta said...

you make consulting cool,

I have never considered consulting as a career option but reading your photos makes me want to rethink my career options.

Anonymous said...

good to have you back to blogging vijay!
hope your mother is doing good now
-bAaLu

Kishore said...

It was a nice experience to be with you during your visit to ISB.
Hope your mother is healthy & doing good...

bhaskar said...

Vijay,
Nice to see u back to blogging..
and good to know that u r enjoying travelling

itheabsolute said...

Thanks guys for continuing to read my blog.

MBA Blogger, too late to respond. I guess you need to be creative...or just use Diamond to represent the company

Cheers

2006-10-10

Do you want to be a Consultant?

It is difficult to feel how an experience would be unless we actually go through it. Traveling is an integral part of a consultant's life. There is no running away from it. Everyone who aspires to be in consulting knows it and keeps asking questions about how it could affect life. But be sure, any number of questions or any amount of anticipation will never tell what it would be like to be travelling every week.

Getting up early mornings to catch up flights, going through the hassle of check in, waiting in the airports, facing flight delays, eating in * hotels, adding unnecessary calories, having no office, sitting at client's office, not necessarily being a welcome person (persona non grata) at the cleint's place (sometimes and not always), have two bosses - one ur own manager and the other being the cleint, etc are quite painful. the biggest issue of course is staying away from the family.

On the positive side, we get to network at aiports / on the flights, get to travel to many places,get to stay in * hotels, add flying miles / hotel points, get to eat good food, get to interact with various people in clients place, learn about new industry / business, get to being disciplined/organized....

There is nothing good/ bad here. Every system has its merits and demerits. Consulting life has its own.

It is up to an individual to decide which side affects/attracts him more.

PS: about my trip to the US in the coming posts

6 comments:

MBABlogger said...

Even more excited to become one now :)

VIjay, in my essay I was writing companies like X,Y, Diamond Cluster.

But I since it is no more called Dimaond CLuster can I just write Diamond or would I have to write Diamond M&T Const. ..this will eat up words :(

yashovardhan gupta said...

you make consulting cool,

I have never considered consulting as a career option but reading your photos makes me want to rethink my career options.

Anonymous said...

good to have you back to blogging vijay!
hope your mother is doing good now
-bAaLu

Kishore said...

It was a nice experience to be with you during your visit to ISB.
Hope your mother is healthy & doing good...

bhaskar said...

Vijay,
Nice to see u back to blogging..
and good to know that u r enjoying travelling

itheabsolute said...

Thanks guys for continuing to read my blog.

MBA Blogger, too late to respond. I guess you need to be creative...or just use Diamond to represent the company

Cheers