- Paperback: 290 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1.0 edition (June 19, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1514620715
- ISBN-13: 978-1514620717
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,484,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Aspiring Advisor: Strategies and Tools for a Successful Consulting Career Paperback – June 19, 2015
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That being said, this book is exactly what I was looking for: practical advice from someone who has walked the same path I am about to. Moritz goes from basics such as organizing your email to more complex subjects such as handing in good deliverables and networking.
All in all the book is full of valuable information that has made me feel more grounded and confident about tackling this opportunity head on. Some of it is common sense, some of it you maybe already knew and some of it is pure gold. Regardless of which of those your run into throughout the book, it will help you ground your expectations and reinforce your knowledge.
Moritz has successfully worked in a top tier firm for several years and his book will answer all the questions you have and keep you awake at night, from how to introduce yourself to colleagues, how to produce professional emails and reports, how to make the best use of downtime, to how to organise your wardrobe and deal with office politics. Importantly, this book will help you organise your personal life too. It can't guarantee a perfect work-life balance (it is still consulting), but it shows you ways to combine both work and taking care of what or who you love.
The details Moritz goes into will be invaluable for you to make the very best first impression with colleagues and then live this impression over time when you are successfully working on projects. In short, this book can really serve as a best practice handbook to build a successful consulting career.
Many other consulting books focus on consulting technical skills, e.g., frameworks, project management, sales, but less so on the dynamics of the consulting every day live. As such, this is a useful and highly recommended addition to the bookshelf of every soon-to-be consultant and junior consultants.
The book is an easy read, well written and can be read in a short time frame. I recommend this book highly.
I have 4 years of experience within the industry and bought the book out of interest more than expectation but I still found the makority of the content and takeaways to be really useful and easily applicable.
Any graduate seeking a job in a competitive sector, be that consulting, banking, marketing or any others will find this book useful!
The book is very well written, easy to follow and understand. It also contains survey tools, assessments, training activities, and step-by-step procedures for organizational development projects that are practical, easy to follow, and easy to customize. I highly consider this book a valuable tool to both the seasoned professional and the novice.
This book contrasts many others "out there" by NOT focusing on the "How to get into a consultancy" but rather "How to succeed once hired by a consultancy".