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Any advice on how to do well when working on a project outside of your area of expertise ?

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Focus on the “soft” side of the job, and try to learn as you go. In my opinion, the best consultants concentrate 20% of their attention on technical acumen and 80% on building soft skills that enable us to deliver quality work. If you’re able to drive solutions while learning the “necessary” level of expertise, you’ll do just fine.

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Don’t pretend to know more than you do to your team. Ask questions. Check in with your SMEs frequently- especially if you’re in a more functional/client facing role.

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