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A Real Person’s Profile: A Technical Architect in IT Consulting Company Part (2)

What are some of the non-technical skills consultants should have? Time management is key. You have to know how to structure your own workweek and how to structure your tasks. You have to be able to make time for yourself and your work.

You need to know when to turn off your phone. Work/life balance is important. Our firm is relatively small and we take on a lot of work for a small number of people, so that can be hard to do. A lot of people burn out in consulting and you don’t want to be one of those people.

You also need to be flexible and to adapt to your surroundings. If you forget to check your ego at the door and walk into a client’s office like a big hotshot, a lot of people will resent you. Being a team player is essential. Consulting is collaboration. You have to know how to manage up and manage down.

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