Sia Collins's Blog (6)

Essentials for Success in Consulting

With a career span of 36 years in global IT industry gained from industry stalwarts like HCL India, HP, and Groupe Bull Middle East Vijay Kumar is a practising Consultant who helps his client companies expand their horizons, literally. Consult Genie gleans some first hand experiences from him to see what it is like to be a consultant:

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Added by Sia Collins on September 22, 2009 at 3:36am — No Comments

How to create a presentation about yourself

Let’s face it, there is too much to read in today’s workplace. Black lettering on white background has led to a sort of fatigue which results in painfully short attention spans. How do you get your profile to stand out in this environment? The answer is to use the audio-visual medium. The truth is that not many of us have been able to figure this medium out; talking about ourselves in anything other than a resume becomes a tad difficult. Here’s a ready-reckoner:

Create a video about… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on September 18, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

What is the compensation you can expect as a consultant?

New consultants often are faced with the uncertainty of the amount of compensation that they can expect as a consultant: not getting a standard paycheck at the end of the month does represent a significant shift in approach to work. The key advantage of being a consultant over an employee, from a compensation standpoint is that you can work for more than one client at a time, while as an employee it is not feasible (and probably illegal) to expect to deliver to more than one employer. The fact… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on September 18, 2009 at 6:58am — No Comments

Six Steps to Better Recruitment

In an age where talent comes at a premium and lead times for fulfilling talent gaps have shrunk, Consultgenie provides outsourced selection services that take the sting out of recruitment. Ensuring quality workforce is a challenge and we specialize in delivering it. Small and large companies today are leveraging Consultgenie to reduce recruitment costs and expedite fulfillment. If your answer to one or more of the following questions is YES then you need our service:

1. I do not have… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on September 9, 2009 at 2:58am — No Comments

How to manage life as a consultant – stress

Let’s admit it, a consultant’s life is not exactly stress-free. Yes, there are no routine office pressures, no back biting to manage, no office politics to deal with and no boss to breath down your neck. That makes life much better for a consultant than for regular employees. But, there is always the uncertainty of work, low work periods, delays in payments and sometimes too much work coming your way. All these can cause grief, stress and in extreme… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on August 31, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

How to get best results from the consultant?

One common complaint many consultants have is that some sections of the client’s team is not able to provide enough time or resources that are critical to the success of the assignment. This happens for a number of reasons, the more serious ones stemming from resistance to an outsider’s involvement in a company’s affairs and absence of the ‘brownie point’ system of work (as the consultant neither appraises or is appraised by anyone in the organization he or she is dissociated from one of the… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on August 28, 2009 at 1:34am — No Comments


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