As you may have read in my earlier posts, I work as a "Consultant" in middle managment role in the Management Consulting division of "Large Consulting Firm."
That's me at work.
You've seen my Travel Tips and many of you have asked about what it's like to work in consulting.
Since Kelly at Kelly's Korner is having everyone do "a day in the life" for her weekly "Show us how you live" blog carnival, I thought I'd give you a glimpse into my average day at work when I'm on the road at the client site.
5:45 AM - Alarm goes off. Hit the snooze bar once.
5:50 AM - Out of bed. Get ready for work in my hotel room while listing to NBC news. Put on favorite business casual outfit - Express editor pants and a belted sweater from Banana Republic.
6:30 AM - Breakfast at the Sheraton Club Lounge. Oatmeal, yum! Read USA Today. Get coffee to go.
7:00 AM - Arrive at client site. Conference call with Europe Team. Love those accents!
8:00 AM - Read and respond to emails from clients and team members. Create today's "to-do" list.
9:00 AM - Compile project stakeholder analysis. Send to my Sr. Manager.
10:00 AM - Update team's Microsoft Projct Plan. Fill out weekly status report.
11:00 AM - Project team status call with the clients and team members.
12:00 AM - Lunch at local salad/sandwich place. Read blogs/tweet with extra time.
1:00 PM - Meet with my boss to talk about opportunities to renew or sell more work at our current client.
2:00 PM - Finish up some process documentation for the project. Call out key areas for process improvement.
2:45 PM - Ad hoc conversation with client about current project risks/issues.
3:00 PM - Read and respond to more emails from clients and team members. Prep for upcoming presentation.
3:30 PM - Present process documentation and process improvement ideas to client team lead for approval and project sign-off.
4:30 PM - 1:1 with one of the team members that reports to me. Review deliverables, discuss upcoming milestones, provide feedback.
5:30 PM - Finalize project strategy presentation for tomorrow's meeting and send to my boss for review.
6:30 PM - Read and respond to final emails from clients and team members.
7:00 PM - Sushi dinner with project team members.
8:30 PM - Blog and answer personal email from hotel while watching TV.
9:30 PM - Call the Mr. to talk and say goodnight.
10:00 PM - Read.
10:30 PM - Lights out.
Wow, sorry if I just made my job look really boring. If you're still reading, I'm sorry (and amazed). It's just hard to talk about my job without getting into specific project goals and specific project deliverables, ya know? But I really do love my job!
I hope this gave you a better look into what my average day is like. I can't wait to read everyone else's day in the life!
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