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    Consulting to industry

    When is a good time to move. what are the pros/cons, changes faced, challenges etc etc?

    why should one move, why should one stay?

    Any thoughts?
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

    #2
    Fraudz I am in the same dilemma, it sucks http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/frown.gif http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/crying.gif

    I'll tell you after I find out. *sniff*

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      #3
      Frudia Bhai,

      Please tell a little what exactly does a consultant do? Then maybe I will answer your questions!
      I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
      - Robert McCloskey

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        #4
        ahmadjee

        a consultant usually fixes the mess that the regular folks create and cant fix.

        but seriously it depends on what you call a consultant..many people who are really contractors call themselves consultants too.

        The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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          #5
          Nobody cares for me, I feel so leftout http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/frown.gif http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/frown.gif


          but anyway I will try to add some of my thoughts concerning this topic.

          leave job:

          + new challenge, new tasks, new people, may be you can negotiate a higher salery or position due to previous experience. A brand new start sometimes mobiles mores energy.

          - a new start, means learn the culture and the rules & regulations of the new job/postion/firm. A bit of risk cos you don't know what you are heading towards but you do know what(all the goodies http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/biggrin.gif) that you left.


          stay where you are:

          + you are a oldie goldie (can't think of any others)

          - job and the atmosphere gets boring, same old boring faces and tasks, not that many changes and challenges.

          When is a good time to move.
          In my opinion after 4-5 years is a good time for a change, a MUST!!

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            #6
            Originally posted by SaadiaB:
            In my opinion after 4-5 years is a good time for a change, a MUST!!
            Keep praying that your employer (current and perspective) do not trace your cookies. :~)

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              #7
              Saadia B

              This is not just about a job change, but about a move from consulting to corporate or industry environment.

              The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                #8
                Pristine, they won't find out, I was typing from home. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/biggrin.gif

                Mr. Fraudia, would you please tell us the difference of consulting to corporate environment/world, maybe I will understand your situation better then.

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                  #9
                  Saadia

                  the question was about someone leaving a consulting company, lets say deloitte, kpmg etc to go work for Proctor & Gamble etc.

                  not a typical job change, but a jump from a consulting occupation to a corporate managerial occupation.

                  could I make it clearer?
                  The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                    #10
                    Fraudia, you did make it clear, however I believe that it's difficult for anyone to advise or give you insight information here, who has not been through the same stations, thats why my list was more general as about some specific field as (from consulting to coporate managerial occupation) in your case.

                    I think the best is to feel deep inside you to decide or a long term what your future should look like and which field takes your interest the most, where you utilize all your skills and then choice the career path you want in the future.

                    Good luck http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif

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                      #11
                      Saadia

                      thanks. I was hoping there were others here who were faced with the same decision or are thinking about the same decision.
                      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                        #12
                        Fraudia: I have personally gone through the dilemma and went into industry after consulting for over 7 yrs. For the time being, it is great. I get permanence, still do strategic projects but am more involved with the operations of the company. It is a learning experience as well, because as a management consultant one is from the outside looking in. Not clearly understanding the politics, history etc of the company. Plus, it's transient.

                        The down side is that unless one can find the right role, where there are exciting opportunities exist. Exciting projects are few and far between. Not to say all is pushing paper, but some ennui does creep in because not many of the activities are time borne.

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                          #13
                          In this day, one can find many opportunities for internal consulting roles within a particular corporation. Many corporate environments allow one the flexibility to tailor ones job role depending on where one can add value, one's skill set, the needs of the corporation. It requires a bit of ingenuity on both the employer and employee's part (if they like you, they are more likely to do, what it takes to keep you)

                          I don't think there is a set time frame that necessitates a move...it differs person to person. Many times it depends on a persons long term career goals...many of my friends chose consulting early in their careers to give them an opportunity to "window shop" various industries for an appropriate fit, and once they found that "fit", they initiated the move.

                          Do you find yourself faced with a similar situation?

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