Setting Yourself Up for Success on Your First Week at Trindent Consulting
August 31, 2015
Congratulations, after many case interviews and a successful recruitment process, you have received an offer from Trindent Consulting. You are now wondering how to best prepare yourself to succeed in your new role and what is to be expected of you for your first week at the company.
What should you do to prepare?
1) Involve Yourself in Case Competitions
Case competitions expose you to the same skills required to succeed in a career in management consulting. Stretching your limits at case competitions allow you to develop your communication, time management, and problem solving skills.
2) Refresh your Excel Skills
We are confident you have strong excel skills; however, if it has been a while since you last opened the program, it may be a good idea to review some key concepts. Review basic formulas for analysis, pivot tables, vlookups, what if analysis, and effective chart and graph creation.
3) Review Business Statistics and Lean Management
Trindent takes an analytical approach to problem solving and process improvement. Review your studies from courses such as business statistics and lean management systems to allow yourself to strongly support your analysis on the job.
4) Reach Out to Consultants at Trindent
Do not be afraid to contact your future colleagues. The team here at Trindent Consulting is more than willing to share our experiences with you.
What to expect from your first week?
From day one, you can expect to be applying your problem solving skills. Even in your first week, you will be given accountability for your own analysis all while being supported by a strong team of talented and driven colleagues. You will see tremendous growth in both your technical and soft skills.
Tips on how to succeed from day one.
First, it is important to always be inquisitive and relentless in your pursuit of understanding.
Second, set high expectations for yourself and make it a goal to produce a strong piece of analysis each day. Finally, try to be proactive in seeking constructive feedback from your colleagues and always be on the lookout for ways you can improve and hone your skills.
By: Mark Beairsto