I started my career as an IT consult and was pretty much aware and warned that it will not be a bed of roses. However, It was exciting enough and I took it forward with the love & Interest of my coding. I have handled typical projects technically & functionally. There are a number of top performers, who cared to contribute their share of Apple with me, however, there were some who felt they are revealing their secret of success. But, if have learned these ninja techniques from the people with a vision. I feel it is my share of responsibility to pass on. So here I go.
I have learned how to take a task in a safe pair of hands. Ya! It Sounds simple, but it’s the number one quality needed to build trust and credibility among your team and your clients. Another way to build the trust with the client is by producing the error-free deliverable, which shows that we’re thorough and our recommendations are solid. This is only possible if you build up an aptitude to have attention to the details.
Being a consultant, it is your duty to solve a problem, and with that ability, And when you’re faced with these tough problems or challenging requirements, it’s your resourcefulness that will help you succeed. You’ll likely be floating between industries, areas, and clients. It’s a good idea to start developing a skill that allows you to differentiate yourself from all your rock star peers. Feel yourself like a Sherlock Holmes! Never be afraid of clarifications required. Questions help ensure you understand what you are being asked to do and the issues your client is facing, and they can also help you to demonstrate your understanding. What really distinguishes a good consultant from a great one is the ability to not only focus on the tasks at hand but also to think critically about the work.