My Consulting Interview Process

Consulting recruiting season is here! Around this time four years ago was when I had my first round of interviews! Here was my process when pursuing the TDP at Accenture!

I do want to note that a lot can happen in four years. We even had the covid-19 pandemic! This will greatly change how firms approach the recruiting process to adapt and improve!

How was your process? What are you most scared of within the process? Let me know down below in the comments!

I also did make a video recently on how to prepare and succeed in the consulting recruitment process, so make sure to check for that on my YouTube channel!

Follow me on Instagram at @christine.innovates for more! I go over technology consulting, technology, consulting, careers, and also my own personal stories and narratives as a young working professional!

Another Testimony!

Yet another success story! My very first coaching client back when I started in January actually had great response and got called for interviews and eventually landed an internship the past summer!

A few updates on my content while I’m here:
🌟To focus more on quality, I’m only going to release one video a week on my YouTube channel except on weeks I have a video podcast episode!
🌟I am also reducing my podcast episode schedule to every other week. This is also to improve the quality of the podcast recording as well!
🌟I am going full throttle on career coaching with the upcoming recruitment season as well as focusing on building up Technology Consulting Community!

If you are interested in a career in technology consulting, make sure to join Technology Consulting Community’s Facebook group, Clubhouse, and Discord server to join the discussions on how to launch and grow your career in technology consulting! We also have free events, programs, activities, and workshops.

Check out my YouTube channel for video content focusing on technology consulting, consulting, careers, professional & personal development, and money for the young working professional!
https://youtube.com/c/ChristineWong

Essential Skills for Consulting

You probably expected PowerPoint and Excel, right? Here are the skills I found the most important and also one of the hardest to learn because it requires experience and practice. That’s the beauty of consulting is that you’ll always be learning and adapting!

Don’t be overwhelmed if you’re trying to get into consulting and realize you don’t have any of this or even exposure to sharpen these skills! You most likely have already worked on this, you just need to transfer those experiences over.

You can learn situational awareness by sometimes literally observing in internships or the dynamic and reading the room at your jobs and internships or simply asking your manager or mentor what would you do in that situation. It’s something that comes with time and there is no one right answer for everything, but you’ll get it!

For storytelling, think about how you tell stories to your friends about what happened last week or convincing your parents to let you get a dog. 😂

Thinking on your feet is something easily found everywhere! If someone asked you for directions or if you worked at a restaurant or in retail, how would you respond or if a teacher cold called you, what would you do?

These are all essential skills, but it’s important to know that as we evolve, so do the skills! Just keep sharpening them and don’t stop learning!

Follow me on Instagram at @christine.innovates for more! I go over technology consulting, technology, consulting, careers, and also my own personal stories and narratives as a young working professional!

What if you don’t know the answer?

I love this because we are always asked to know the answers! But how exactly should you answer questions you don’t know? Deflecting is not the way, but there are so many other ways you can respond to clients (or team members!) when they ask a question!

Especially in my first year in consulting, I didn’t know anything about Workday, the industry my clients were in, and “best practices.” I had to start from the ground up but I did draw from my experiences in my past jobs and internships! You always want to be honest and transparent but also be a trustworthy and knowledgeable consultant even when you just graduated. Here are my takes!

What is your go to and how would you rank these yourself in order of preference! Do you have something else you do instead? Share them in a comment down below!

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Types of Consulting

As a technology consultant at Accenture, of course I have preferences to tech, but I don’t think many people realize there are more to consulting than just management and strategy consulting. These are the biggest buckets in consulting, but there are still subsets of consulting under them as well. Some can even be focused on industries like healthcare or more specialized as well like change management.

Let me know in the comments which one you’re interested in pursuing or if you already are a consultant! Curious as to why it speaks to you as well!

If technology consulting or consulting in general speaks to you, make sure to follow me and also check out my YouTube channel that focuses on technology consulting, consulting, careers, professional & personal development, and money for the young working professional!
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What You NEED TO DO as a College Student to Become a TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

SO MANY college students come to me asking what can they do to improve their chances or how they can become a technology consultant. I put all of my advice separated by freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year. This doesn’t matter how early or how late you discover the career of technology consulting or how well you’ve prepared or hustled up until this point, this advice is for everyone!

What Makes a GOOD Technology Consultant

Ever wonder what you need to do to be considered a GOOD technology consultant? Or you’re just starting out and want to know how you can impress your clients and team? This is the video for you.

I break it down to three segments. Client Relationships, Communication, Technology, and if you stick around for the biggest tip I have at the end, you’ll learn something I see even the most experienced technology consultants sometimes fail to do.

Check it out! Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

MY CAREER JOURNEY | How I Became a Technology Consultant

Most people here know me for the videos I make on YouTube about the technology consulting career, but this video is going to put that all into perspective as I’m going to share my career journey starting from choosing what I’m studying all the way to my future long-term goals in technology consulting! It was definitely hard coming in as a business major and trying to navigate into a career with technology, but now that I’m here, I’m so happy with how far I’ve gone! If you are on your journey to become a technology consultant, let me know where you’re at in your journey, and we can help each other out!

I’m curious about your journey in your career and why you made the decisions you made! Please let me know because this is definitely something to embrace!

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

HOW TO BECOME A TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT | Skills and Certifications

I am now a tech consultant of two years at Accenture specializing in Workday Financials software implementations. On the side, I helped students from my alma mater, Boston University, in career skills and tech consulting, but now I’m casting the net wider! I now have a YouTube channel that teaches everyone the career of tech consulting (way too few resources on this career!) and a lot of career skills I think that are taken for granted like this one!

In this video, I go over EXACTLY what you need to become a technology consultant. This is a part of a two-part series with this going over the skills and certifications you need. Part one which covered education and experience came out on Monday! Though the video goes over what you need to do to become a technology consultant, don’t be discouraged as I provide my tips and strategies on how you can pivot into the career starting from almost any background today!

Education and Experience:

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 tips I provided or about Accenture or technology consulting, please let me know!

HOW TO BECOME A TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT | Education and Experience

I received an overwhelming response of interest from everyone on technology consulting, so I’m doubling down on content to provide more resources for you where I’m uploading TWICE a week (Mondays and Thursdays)! Especially when consulting companies like Accenture hire for college full time hires in September, I thought this would be perfect timing. If you’re already in the workforce, they hire all year long (even now during COVID)!

In this video, I go over EXACTLY what you need to become a technology consultant. This is a part of a two-part series with this going over the education and experience you need. Part two which is coming out on Thursday will go over skills and certifications, so keep an eye out on that! Though the video goes over what you need to do to become a technology consultant, don’t be discouraged as I provide my tips and strategies on how you can pivot into the career starting from almost any background today!

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!