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How do u explain what is consulting to non-consulting people like Uber driver, neighbor, friends etc?!

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Large companies are run by regular people, and they get scared making big decisions. We help them make those decisions and let them know it’s all going to be okay. If the Uber ride is 15 min or more I can usually explain the guy what a CDD is, why we do it and share some cool anecdotes. If I’m not in the mood or it’s a 10 min ride I just say I’m a consultant and 90% of the time they don’t ask.

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If you’re consulting in software it’s Configuration Design Document

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Whatever u do be aware Uber drivers can actually recognize you and your coworkers, and then gossip about you later.. so less info is probably best. The other day I had a Uber driver pick me up at a client site and start small talk “oh I know your company i drove your coworker (who i know) many times”, then told me my coworkers life story said “I miss her tell her i say hi”

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😂 🤜🤛 BCG2

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We google things for companies then tell them what it says

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In a nice, fancy way

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“Sophisticated temp. worker"

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Doctor for companies

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M1 DR. would be accurate,diagnose and prescribe. Surgeon would be a stretch lmao

We make slides

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For pools?

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My mother still does not understand what is my job

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My mom came up with the Dr analogy after I explained it..... “Oh, so you are basically a dr for big companies? Diagnosing the issue and telling them how to address it?” So she now tells anyone she knows or meets that her daughter is company dr. It seem to work and impresses half the people she talks to and make the other half frown (“was she not smart enough to become a real dr?”)

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I am brown. After anyone asks whats my job, second question is IT? i say Yes. keeps the conversation short. 🤷🏻‍♂️
As for my friends and parents, they just know i fly a lot and dont have life. They do worry about me though. Nice people

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I get paid to drink and know things

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Like a plumber for companies. You could do the work yourself but no one has time for that so you hire someone who does it for a living. And you deal with a lot of shit.

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This is a good description.

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High end escort - pay enough and I specialize in everything. Usually leave clients satisfied, sometimes wanting more

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Sometimes they get screwed

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We help companies identify and solve their business problems

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They don't even know they have a problem until we tell them.

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I usually just go with construction worker to keep the off the clock questions to a minimum

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@booz you've obviously never consulted for a construction company

We identify and solve problems companies don’t have expertise or time to solve themselves. End of story.

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Well damn

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It’s like a psychiatrist we ask you what your problems are and repeat it back to you in the form of a PowerPoint deck that you understand

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I help dumb people check their email

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Clients be thinkin it don't be like it is but we tell em it do

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Clients are in the red
Violets are blue
They don't think it be like it is but it do

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I say that consulting is largely problem solving and only clarify what it is that I do (biz + tech integration): I say that by the time I'm involved, the company knows (1) their problem and (2) the specific solution they want to use to solve it. It's just a matter of enabling them to succeed /get to their end goal.

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The other explanation I give is, companies come up with “great ideas”, can’t execute or need help, hire us, realize that it’s gonna fail, blame us for it, moves on with their lives

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