My Biggest Issue with Technology Consulting: A Big Reason Why I Left Accenture

The nature of project-based work is unpredictable and sometimes out of your control based off of the many factors that put you in a powerless position. This video will go over my biggest issue with technology consulting and something you should be aware of as well as this can happen to anyone in any consulting firm or field.

I waited for a few months to film this video because I was angry, frustrated, and upset. You may even still hear some anger and frustration in this video because sometimes you’re put in a powerless position, but sometimes you need to take your career in your own hands.

Have you experienced this? What would you do in this situation if this were you?

Are you Pigeonholing yourself in Technology Consulting?

I get this question all the time if you’re pigeonholing yourself with technology consulting for management or strategy consulting, for non-tech roles or even with software specialties and certifications and the transferability to other roles outside of those specialties. I talk it all out here!

HOW TO GET A JOB IN TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING: Application Strategy | CAREER COACHING WITH CHRISTINE

I worked with Ivan on a job application strategy to enter into technology consulting! Sometimes pivoting in isn’t that hard if you think about the important and relevant skills needed and pull it from everywhere, not just your work experience! We also spoke about how to stand out by networking (and some juicy tips using Linkedin), as well as the interview process and how to prepare! I’ve covered in previous episodes about case interviews and my YouTube channel also has a lot of resources on that! Check out PrepLounge as well!

How to get a Job in Technology Consulting: Application Strategy | CAREER COACHING WITH CHRISTINE

Listen to the new podcast episode here: https://linktr.ee/christinepodcast

I worked with Ivan on a job application strategy to enter into technology consulting! Sometimes pivoting in isn’t that hard if you think about the important and relevant skills needed and pull it from everywhere, not just your work experience! We also spoke about how to stand out by networking (and some juicy tips using Linkedin), as well as the interview process and how to prepare! I’ve covered in previous episodes about case interviews and my YouTube channel also has a lot of resources on that! Check out PrepLounge as well!

DAY IN MY LIFE AS A TECH CONSULTANT | I tried the Pomodoro Technique as a Consultant. Does it work?

Trying something new and I was curious if the Pomodoro technique could work with a consultant’s lifestyle! I was skeptical, but this is what happened! This is a day in my life as a tech consultant at Accenture, and a very accurate and no fluff vlog at that too!

To those who don’t know what the Pomodoro technique is, it’s a time management method to work in focused, 25-minute intervals with short breaks of 5 minutes. This may work for many, and this may also not work for many!

How do TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS find PROJECTS

Something that differs greatly in the consulting world from the typical corporate world is how you find projects and work. Plus, what exactly do you need to do to even get staffed on a project?

In this video, I go over WHAT exactly is the staffing model, what’s the process, how can you get staffed, and some tips as well for you to find your first project or get staffed on a competitive and hot project! I also go over the subtle nuances of how this may differ in technology consulting.

Consulting is not for everyone, and frankly, staffing can be one of those things in the industry that can deter OR attract you to the career! It’s also one of those impressive nuggets of information that can really show the company you’re interviewing for that you truly understand what’s expected of you in the job and to succeed! 😉

My channel focuses on professional development but I also highlight my experience, lifestyle, and insights into a career in technology consulting in hopes to encourage more women to consider this amazing career – especially in STEM!

Any questions at all about the information I provided or about Accenture or technology consulting, please let me know!

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING | Everything You Need to Know Before You START YOUR JOB

If you just received an offer in technology consulting or just want to know what you’re getting yourself into, you’re probably beyond confused on exactly HOW it really is working in a consulting firm. It’s definitely not a typical corporate company, so buckle your seatbelts and get transported to the world of technology consulting!

In this video, I go over what kind of lifestyle of work to expect, your clientele, different project methodologies, what can help you get promoted and work you’re expected to do on top of client work, and some tips I have for you on how to get staffed on your first project. This will give you an accurate depiction of how your life can be as a technology consultant! I’ve also gathered information and experiences from other technology consultants as well.

My channel focuses on professional development but I also highlight my experience, lifestyle, and insights into a career in technology consulting in hopes to encourage more women to consider this amazing career – especially in STEM!

Any questions at all about the information I provided or about Accenture or technology consulting, please let me know!

WORK LIFE BALANCE as a TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

Consulting is notorious for bad work life balance with long hours, excruciating work load, maybe toxic work environment, but I’m breaking misconceptions and providing an honest and realistic point of view in technology consulting work life balance. Hint: technology consulting actually has a better work life balance than management consulting!

In this video, I touch points on how work life balance is when you’re traveling onsite to client location and when you’re working from home. This will give you an accurate depiction of how your life can be as a technology consultant! I’ve also gathered information and experiences from other technology consultants as wll.

My channel focuses on professional development but I also highlight my experience, lifestyle, and insights into a career in technology consulting in hopes to encourage more women to consider this amazing career – especially in STEM!

Any questions at all about the information I provided or about Accenture or technology consulting, please let me know!