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Consulting Cover Letter

11 Tipsfor thePerfect ConsultingCover Letter with an Example (2019 Update). Between a resume and cover letter , most job applicants will tell you that the resume is more important.

How AI Is Creating a New Way to Work

Cheryl Cran

Have you wondered if AI is coming for your job? What if I told you that AI is creating a NEW way to work? According to HBR report (August 2018) the truth is that AI is reshaping the future of work and how work will get done. The fusion of human and AI is creating […].

A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes

David A Fields

Ron “Cherry Top” Ronson, CEO of HunkaChunk Chocolate Company, wants to hire your consulting firm to work your magic, but you’re hesitating. Because you’re already busy. Beyond busy. As a firm you’re running flat out and working overtime. On one hand, you fiercely want the HunkaChunk project.

Negotiation Tips for Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

Negotiating is typically hard for everyone, but it’s especially tough for consultants. It’s our nature to make the client happy, so negotiating for a higher rate feels awkward.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Customer Service Is An Advantage In Consulting with Ron Kaufman: Podcast #83

Consulting Success

Excellent customer service is vital for business growth as cliché as it may sound. Being one of the most important elements in sales and marketing, it needs deep focus and expertise, even in the consulting arena.

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Driverless technology: a soon-to-be reality?

Tom Spencer

Back in 1985 when Back to the Future II was first released, we all thought hoverboards and flying cars would be our future. Flash forward over 30 years, much of the tech that the film predicted has come true.

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Best Airline for Consultants: Delta or United?

Management Consulted

Delta and United are two of the largest airlines in the world. The debate about which of these U.S. legacy carriers is the best airline for consultants continues to rage. To put that discussion to rest (or add some fuel … Continue Reading. The post Best Airline for Consultants: Delta or United?

How companies can help midlevel managers navigate agile transformations


Agile organization models have less hierarchy and fewer conventional managers. Here’s how executives making the move to agile can keep their valuable former managers engaged and motivated. Insights on Organization

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How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

Interview Transcript: Betsy Jordyn: Well hey there, it's Betsy Jordyn and I am so excited to interview our latest Consultants Institute grad, Dave Saliaris, who has his own consulting group that he is launching officially. So welcome.

Impact of Data Analytics in Consulting

Tom Spencer

“Data scientists, fast computers, and advanced software are replacing traditional decision-making processes and disrupting tried-and trusted traditional consulting methodologies, with Big Data being one of the main forces of disruption” ( Tras, 2015 ).

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Consulting Firms – Top US Locations

Management Consulted

Top US consulting firms have multiple office locations. Which office location is most desirable? Consulting firms have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Seattle. Which is best, and for what reason? Which … Continue Reading. The post Consulting Firms – Top US Locations appeared first on Management Consulted. Consulting Firms

Agile in the consumer-goods industry: The transformation of the brand manager


In the consumer-goods sector, agile ways of working aren’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Success depends on knowing where and how to deploy them. Marketing & Sales Insights

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All the Serious Objections to Writing Funny Emails

The More Clients Blog

OK, the gloves are off. I’ve been haranguing you for more than a month about writing funny emails. But you’re still skeptical, to say the least. Here are all your serious objections: 1. I can’t write funny. It’s hard. I can’t do it. OK, I quashed that one last week. Get over it, already.

Cybersecurity 101: How to defend against cyber-attacks

Tom Spencer

Right now, we are surrounded by technology that allows us to access information about anyone and anything with the click of a mouse.

Getting paid in the Middle East: Is it ever going to get any better?

The Source

There are some things in life that are inevitable: a thunderstorm during the summer on the one day you forget to take an umbrella; your child being ill the night before that really important client meeting.

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat


How the energy, mining, and materials industries can meet the unique challenges of protecting themselves in a digital world. Risk Insights

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How To Get Consulting Clients Using A Trojan Horse Marketing Strategy

Henry DeVries

The metaphor of a Trojan Horse has come to mean a strategy that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected place

7 Consulting Proposal Tips to Close That Sale

Tom Spencer

Despite their expertise, many consultants struggle to close deals. Writing a consulting proposal that closes a sale can be challenging, and as a result it may be difficult to figure out why your proposals are getting rejected.

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Ugh. Corporate Politics

When most people hear the words "corporate politics," it’s usually perceived as a negative. I think this isn’t the right way to think of politics. It doesn’t matter if corporate politics is good or bad. What matters is that no regardless of your view on it, it exists and must be managed in order for you to manage your career effectively. I encourage you to think of corporate politics in a different way.

Governments can lead construction into the digital era


New technologies can advance project outcomes in the construction industry. Governments are well-poised to cultivate greater adoption. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

How to create newsletter content that your audience wants to read

Rod Burkert

So I am speaking at the NYSSCPA BV Conference in May and the NACVA Annual Conference in June. What is the most annoying thing you feel when watching speakers present their topics? Email me because I would love to know your thoughts before I take those stages.

Drones Help New Industries Take Flight

Tom Spencer

Even though unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) have been around for a decent amount of time, we don’t see many in the sky or many industries using them yet. This could be because of the perception that drones are expensive and only used for fun and outdoor activities.

Humour: higher status and competence

Consultants' Consultant

The ever-changing store: Taking an agile, customer-centric approach to format redesign


Many retailers believe—rightly—that format redesign is often too risky, takes too long, and costs too much. There’s a better way. Retail Insights

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How to Practice Cases Without a Partner

A question I receive quite often is How to Practice Case Interviews Alone? I will be honest it is hard to practice case interviews on your own but. not impossible. Most of my case interview prep was done by myself. I would typically get a copy of the latest Business Week which would report all the major business decisions made by big companies -. layoffs, launching new product, acquiring a competitor, etc. And I. would try to use the case process to reverse engineer how they got to. the decision.

Are You Making a Difference?

Martinka Consulting

“We can’t measure what you’ve done for us over the years. We are so far ahead of where we would be without your help.” This is one of those statements that sticks in your brain, at least it stuck in mine. The above was said by the Director of Education of the island country of Antigua as we reviewed our Rotary service project and planned for the future. No matter what business you’re in, look at your testimonials; do they sound like the above?

What’s a good Data scientist?

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: I’ve been asking that question for a little while now, on my podcast, Smarter Data People: you can listen here. In my explorations I have also discovered this Advice for Data Scientists from JT Kostman (who will soon be a podcast guest) Here’s an interesting HBR article about the different kinds of data scientist. . The post What’s a good Data scientist? appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

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How automation could affect employment for women and minorities


As adoption increases, new research looks into the consequences for women’s jobs in the United Kingdom and those of African American workers. Digital Insights

Case Interview Preparation Time

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews ? My response is typically extensive preparation gives you an enormous advantage. The ratio is probably 15:1 or 20:1 in favor of the person who prepares a lot vs. someone who prepares little. Now for some people, the situation is unavoidable.

5 Tips to Better Engage People for Successful Change

LSA Global

The Basics of Organizational Change. You need to better engage people for successful change. No one should undertake an organizational change initiative lightly. This is especially true for complex organizational change initiatives where the majority (up to 70% by most accounts) fail.

How Consultants Get Clients With Networking Buzz

Henry DeVries

Consultants who want to attract high-paying clients need to make a game out of networking. It pays to be a joiner if you are a consultant who wants to attract clients with networking buzz

Rebooting your stalled digital transformation in oil and gas


Companies often struggle to make the leap from successful pilots to organization-wide rollout, and in many cases transformation efforts have essentially stalled. Knowing where you stand and what to do next can help you quickly get back on track. Oil & Gas Insights

Big 4 Accounting Firm vs McKinsey, Bain and BCG

Below is a field report from a reader of mine who recently started working at BCG after a year at a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Here's my comparison of consulting in a Big 4 Accounting firm and at BCG (note from Victor while this readers experience is specific to BCG it can. apply to McKinsey and Bain as well). Although I haven't been at BCG for that long, I can already see an enormous. difference in favor of BCG (apart from the working hours).

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