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What qualities should I possess if I want to be a consultant?

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Interested to be a management consultant in the future. #consulting #management-consulting #strategic-consulting #career

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Karine’s Answer

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Patience, expertise, human and management qualities but you know what the best Management Consultant i had the chance to meet had all something is common. They were themself ! Bring yourself to the meeting, classroom and that is how you will make the difference. Again learn that people will not remember all you said but surely remember how they felt in your presence. Hope this helps !
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Lynnea’s Answer

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I highly suggest you find the specific industry you intend to work within and you learn this industry thoroughly. When you enter the university they teach you concepts that may not make sense until you are able to apply them to real world experiences in the industry you intend to work in. Specializing in an industry and becoming familiar with that industries processes will allow you to gain expertise. Furthermore, after graduation you should continue to learn about advancements in your industry/field and digital disruptions or innovation that will allow you to be ahead of the curve and excel in consulting.

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辉’s Answer

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In order to become a professional consultant, I think first of all, I should have the ability to collect, analyze, communicate, coordinate with others, and basic understanding of business.The other important thing is financial management, because you can analyze a lot of problems through the financial report, and the company can know a thing or two about the business development.As well as economics is indispensable, such as do a PEST analysis, porter five analysis of what all need these knowledge, combined with the national policy of the company's strategy, to provide professional advice to the customer.
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zhibin’s Answer

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responsibility love and Professional knowledge
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Lu’s Answer

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First, we must have a deep understanding of the future of the industry, have strong interest in the work itself, and are willing to develop in this industry for a long time, and accordingly make career plans accordingly.
Two, with good personality quality, including: tenacious, persistent will quality; optimistic, open mind; active, positive work style.
Three, strong learning ability and ability to solve problems independently.
Four, good communication skills, fluency in Mandarin and English.
Five. Good professionalism and moral integrity.
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亚南’s Answer

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Necessary management skills, good at discovery, good at learning, and good at summing up. It can form a complete management theory system and be verified by practice. It can stimulate the potential of each member of the team and integrate the team.
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燕妮’s Answer

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Good sense of comprehension and the ability of empathy together with rich experience would do you a great favor.
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铨炜’s Answer

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Keep a clear mind at any time, and have a strong academic and understanding ability to integrate the knowledge ,always keep learning.
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Anna’s Answer

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communication skills, patience, project management skills
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晨雨’s Answer

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I think to be a good consultant, required data collection, analysis ability, can communication, coordination with people
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Liangliang’s Answer

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Love of things what you do, willpower, understanding, and meet more problems
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剑平’s Answer

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kindhearted, conscientious, and keep learning.
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浩然’s Answer

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1、Learning ability2、 Good communication skills 3、A strong desire for work
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宏亮’s Answer

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Good communication and resilience
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振华’s Answer

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1,Very professional skills, clear business ideas
2,Customer belief to meet customer needs
3,Ability to observe and be good at finding problems
4,After post analysis, perfect after-sale guarantee
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Amelie’s Answer

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A consultant needs creativity, curiosity, optimistic , and Empathy.
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涛’s Answer

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First I need to master enough data, then analyze and control the risk
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清梅’s Answer

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To be passionate, stronger professional skills
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永哲’s Answer

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Good listener, clear logic, big picture drawer, time managing, communication skill, project management
hello how re you Ellyanna K.
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亮’s Answer

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Professional skills, innovative thinking
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亮’s Answer

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First, you are going to attend a systematic, long-range, formal psychology training course. Second, you have to learn a more comprehensive theory (from general psychology to neuroscience; from psychotherapy theory to psychiatry). Third, you have to accept a personal experience (to be a visitor to explore yourself). Fourthly, you should begin to work with visitors while supervising and companionship (avoid streaking). After that, you have to keep learning, self-exploration, and open-mindedness.
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骥’s Answer

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To be a good listener, clear logic, big picture drawer, time managing, communication skill, project management
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鑫’s Answer

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patience, expertise and resposibility
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Yao’s Answer

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Executive power ,Learning ability ,Good communication, skills A strong desire for work and so on.
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聪’s Answer

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1. Be the professor of your job.
2. Good ability to communicate.
3.Alaway be nice and patience to your partner.
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Kevelyn’s Answer

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Hard working & Smart working
Know the training system well
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真’s Answer

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Not only have a good mental quality, but also have a high cultural accomplishment, and more perseverance and ambition.

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Annie’s Answer

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Broad Knowledge, Persistent, Good listener
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婷婷’s Answer

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Professional knowledge and empathy.
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元璋’s Answer

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time managing,Strong communication skills,Strict logical thinking;
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宏亮’s Answer

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Good communication and resilience
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翔’s Answer

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Observation power
Analytical force
Executive power
Learning ability
Good communication skills
A strong desire for work
A calm and calm mind
Self-confidence
And so on.
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玉强’s Answer

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Patience, expertise, human and management qualitie
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萍’s Answer

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No pain no gain.
Nothing is difficult to the man who will try.
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Edward’s Answer

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Personally my answer would be to learn to be great at data analysis and love presenting. Consulting of most kinds requires a hard look at existing processes, finding and solving for existing pain points in the business model, then presenting solutions you find into meaningful and most importantly, revenue driving impacts to their business. Listening to your client will be extremely important like other said.

Where to start?

Be creative with numbers. Companies deal mostly in the measurement of metrics. They know if certain numbers =X they will profit Y. So diving into and owning their metric numbers is huge. Excel, SQL, Tableau as well as some advanced math like statistics and data analysis will be a friend in most cases. Taking a few financial, marketing, and presentation classes would also be extremely important. Seriously, don't shy away from those math classes. Familiarity in Statistics and other advanced math courses will give you the confidence behind your numerical findings. Math also has this magical property of enchaining your own mental endurance to tackle complex problems that aren't necessarily math related. You'll learn to think through things objectively and base things on facts. That's key to becoming a great consultant.

With those skills in hand, you can have the confidence of feeling well rounded and ready for most challenges.

I hope you make that dream a reality.
Good luck!
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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

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The qualities that you should possess if you want to be a consultant are:


  1. Patience: “Utmost Crucial”
  2. Good listener: “Important”
  3. Decision making: “Important”
  4. Flexible: For the ease of work at both the end.
  5. Time Management: Most crucial not only for delivery of your task but also respecting time of others.
  6. Knowledge: Keep updating that all the time.
  7. Analysts: Good for getting best out of your task.
  8. Good Communication
  9. Good at task management
  10. Negotiations
  11. Problem Solving

Good luck!

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Robert’s Answer

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You should be curious and want to solve complex problems that are not clearly visible

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Yuan’s Answer

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Professional knowledge and empathy.
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Raj’s Answer

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The most important point is to know that a consultant is a key player in different facets of life. The most important part is to add value.
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Kevin’s Answer

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From my experience, consultants are naturally curious, speak to facts and ask good questions. I started as a consultant right from college so I did not have expertise on any industry. I developed this as I went. I think that companies hiring at entry level consulting positions are looking for people who can talk about their capabilities in these three areas. They know they will need to provide their new hires training in industry, tools to help with research and analysis and the like.
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Trevor’s Answer

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Ability to work with a wide variety of people.
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Kevin’s Answer

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learn more professional acknowledge; get practice; know well about how to express your idea and make your audit get your point.
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Aa-东区刘雪杨’s Answer

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I think conmmunication skills is very important , and patience, expertise and resposibility also necessary .You need to know the situation in your area ,understand customer's needs.
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Rishi’s Answer

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Hi Jennifer!

I would say that some of the qualities that make a successful consultant would be attention to detail and general curiosity. When you are working, you want to think beyond data and specific items you are looking at and consider what the greater picture is, and why you are on the engagement, what the client's end goal may be after a project. These will help anchor your mindset going into the work.
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Emilio’s Answer

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To be a consultant you have to like finding creative solutions to problems and have the ability to present them to your audience in a clear way.
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I think a good consultant should have the ability to learn and analysis ability, communication ability, team cooperation ability, the ability of self-management
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玉萍’s Answer

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1. Know enough about the products you sell
2. Good language organization ability
3, good strain ability
4. Actively and enthusiastically
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Haley’s Answer

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Set goals, identify your area of expertise, and think about what your strengths/ interests are that will keep you self motivated! You will want to have strong communication skills and analytical abilities. Excellent listening skills are important as well.
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Carole Sams’s Answer

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A management consultant must be intuitive - be able to walk into a situation, see how things are working currently, and evaluate and recommend better ways to do the same thing. It involves understanding relationships within the organization, how the personalities all get along, or more often, dont get along.

Management Consulting also builds off a strong background in the field - You must understand what the department or company is responsible for. They are bringing you in as the expert so it is important that you are prepared to deliver.

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Amelie’s Answer

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A consultant needs creativity, curiosity, optimistic , and Empathy.
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Strict logical thinking; Clear presentation skills; The ability to use necessary tools.
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Lu’s Answer

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First, we must have a deep understanding of the future of the industry, should have strong interest in the work itself, and are willing to develop in this industry for a long time, and accordingly make career plans accordingly.
Two, with good personality quality, including: tenacious, persistent will quality; optimistic, open mind; active, positive work style.
Three, strong learning ability and ability to solve problems independently.
Four, good communication skills, fluency in Mandarin and English.
Five. Good professionalism and moral integrity.

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健’s Answer

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1、communication skills
2、Learning ability
3、confidence
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伟’s Answer

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Strong professional skills ;Strong communication ability ;Be good at transposition thinking
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Junnie’s Answer

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Outstanding experience and good networking. You will need to build a good profile, specialise in something that you can do best than everyone else. Then, you will need to build a good network to market yourself!

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Tais’s Answer

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I think you should be patient, communicative person, with clean opinion, and updated all the time.

Read always news about the area in case.

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Sirisha’s Answer

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Be inquisitive, don't' be shy, be articulate and thorough in your research and responses

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梅炜’s Answer

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True courage comes from inner perseverance~
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Tasha’s Answer

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You should have great social skills, be extremely organized and on top of things, great at communication, and a good team player.

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政’s Answer

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Strong communication skills, professional management experience!
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Steven’s Answer

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Among other qualities, I would recommend developing the ability to understand complex ideas and communicate them clearly to someone who is not as familiar with that specific topic as you are. Understanding the perspective of your audience, and the appropriate level of detail for the conversation is critical to being a successful consultant.
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Pei’s Answer

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Patience, expertise, human and management qualities but you know what the best Management Consultant i had the chance to meet had all something is common.
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Jen’s Answer

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Hello! Strong communication and analyzation skills are a must. It is important to be an active listener to be able to understand your clients needs. Continue to broaden your professional and business knowledge, staying on top of current events and trends in industry.
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Sara’s Answer

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1. Be client-focused: At the end of the day, Consultants exist to serve the needs of the client. I have found that the most successful Consultants, not only exceed current client expectations, but anticipate their needs.
2. Build team & client rapport: Having a good relationship with both your team (so they have your back), but also build a relationship with your key clients that isn't purely-work oriented. Asking them about their weekend, their kids, goes a long way!
3. Be organized, detail-oriented, and communicative: The three skills I found most valuable to draw upon in my consulting engagements.
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阔’s Answer

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1,Learning ability2, Good communication skills 3,Hard working & Smart working Know the training system well
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Maureen’s Answer

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Aside from the obvious qualities that are needed (patience, intelligence, etc.), I think one of the most overlooked qualities are those that aren't as easily trained. This includes things like emotional intelligence, likability, conversational, etc. In my opinion, it is much easier for a firm to sit down and teach someone the technical capabilities of a job, but it is very difficult to teach some of these inherent qualities. If you can bring this to the table, you've already set yourself ahead!
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天乐’s Answer

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Good sales skills and communication skills
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