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How hard should you actually work in consulting? Obviously we have utilization requirements so we work long hours but I’m tired of giving 100% of my brain power. Is there any benefit of working harder? IMO there’s an incentive to work slower

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Aim for a little above average, marginal returns for extra effort above that point

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Work hard in years 1 & 2 to establish your brand, then listen to EYP

Me!

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I don’t understand this, I just get my work done if I see an area on project where I have an idea I offer to help. I have busy weeks and slow weeks. There’s no way to measure %of output like a machine.

Are you a first year? As a 5th year, I can tell that I get more requests and work in one day that I can handle. I spent 15 hours working yesterday to satisfy everyone and I constantly question if it’s worth doing it or pushing back. Other cases might be saying no or letting things drop intentionally so you don’t become the go-to for everything

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