The Consulting career field is very similar to Business Analysis except the focus is on external clients instead of internal business operations. Consultants work with clients to improve strategic, operational, technological, financial, and organizational processes for a client. Consultants help clients change to be more successful. Read on to see if JMO consulting jobs are a good match for you.
Collaborative Relationship Building
Consultants represent their company to clients. Their ability to relate, respond, and interact with clients is key to be effective consultants.
Every engagement with a client is a project and sometimes several projects. Consultants partner with clients to define project scope, develop specifications, analyze resource requirements, establish timelines, manage budgets, resolve conflicts, and manage the project to conclusion.
Consultants work as a team on a client project/engagement, where each consultant has an area of knowledge that is key to the success of the project. They must be able to influence a team of peers where they do not have any direct authority.
Information Technology Skills
Consultants create and implement state-of-the-art information technology (IT) to support process improvement projects. Consultants have strong informal (self-taught) or formal education in information technology (IT) and an interest in using IT to solve problems.
Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
Consultants analyze client systems and processes to create lasting solutions to business problems. To help clients transform their businesses, they dig into and analyze data and processes to find likenesses and trends in order to make improvements.
Ability to Learn
Consultants are world-class learners. Professional development is a strategic advantage in any consulting firm.
Possible Job Titles
- Management Consultant
- Business Analyst
- Senior Consultant
Sample Job Description
Consulting: Please keep in mind the following job description is just one of many possible Consulting job descriptions.
As a Consultant, there is a variety of initial assignments depending on your background and level of experience. In all cases, you will be part of a team which provides a full range of innovative solutions to client technology problems to include design and architecture planning, management and integration services, network assessment and optimization, and network security services. You will spend a large portion of your time working directly with clients to understand business processes and to assess their current information technology capabilities. You will play a role in translating client requirements into new technical solutions that add value to your clients’ businesses. You will get hands-on experience in solving client problems and implementing cutting-edge IT solutions. You will add significant value to the client by managing technology integration with minimal interruption to their business results. You will play a key role throughout the client engagement including proposal development, design/development of the technical solution, developing and executing an integration strategy, troubleshooting, maintenance, seamless implementation and client support. As you continue to improve your technology knowledge and experience, you will have the opportunity to grow your level of responsibility where you will lead client engagements from both a business and technical perspective, mentor other consultants on the client team, and manage all aspects of the client relationship to include staffing, billing, and administration.