5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Consulting Firm

5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Consulting Firm

There are many reasons why businesses hire consultants to solve an issue within the company. Whether it’s because the company wants an unbiased opinion or because it doesn’t have the resources to address the issue internally, consultants offer a way to problem solve without costing a fortune. However, how do you know which consulting firm is right for you? What should you look for when seeking expert advice? Although the right fit is highly dependent on your project goal, here are five things that can help you figure out if a…

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lobally Renowned Consulting Firms to Lead Reform of Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum

lobally Renowned Consulting Firms to Lead Reform of Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt’s state oil firm, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), is eyeing four major global consulting firms for the development of a medium-term reform strategy for the Ministry of Petroleum. McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, Navigant Consulting, and PricewaterhouseCoopers have been shortlisted for the tender, with the firms expected to submit their proposals by mid-March 2017. The scope of work will include oil subsidization, operational reform and arrears management strategy development. It has already been agreed that the World Bank will fund the services of the successful bidder on…

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Experts: Don’t get too excited about Carrier deal’s broader impact

Experts: Don’t get too excited about Carrier deal’s broader impact

Carrier Corp. officials on Wednesday said their anticipation that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration would “create an improved, more competitive U.S. business climate” prompted the company to retain 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis that it originally planned to ship to Mexico. But some business experts and economists say U.S. manufacturing workers shouldn’t get too excited about what the development means when it comes to Trump’s ability to disrupt long-term manufacturing trends, given that most job losses in the industry are because of automation—not offshoring. “I’m happy for the Carrier employees,” said Mohan…

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Want to be more confident? Say ‘Yes’

Want to be more confident? Say ‘Yes’

e’ve all heard the phrase “fake it, ‘til you make it” – but developing professional confidence isn’t as simple as putting on a brave face. Whether it’s asking for a pay rise or finding your voice in meetings, a lack of confidence is listed as one of the biggest factors holding people back in their careers. However, research released last month from Crunch has found that a new source of inspiration is helping people to overcome workplace nerves. The study of UK employees found that the rise of strong and…

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Career advice for my younger self: what I wish I knew when I was 20

Career advice for my younger self: what I wish I knew when I was 20

As a fresh-faced graduate straight out of university, the prospect of finding my dream job seemed exciting and terrifying in equal measure. I’d worked hard, put in the hours and was now ready for work. The only problem was that I hadn’t quite figured out what it was that I wanted to do, let alone how to find my first job. A decade on and I’ve built a career in an industry I love, as a PR specialist for creative and media agencies. As with most things in life, there…

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An expert guide to getting a job in PR

An expert guide to getting a job in PR

The PR industry might have a reputation as one long party, but there’s a lot more to a career in communications than champagne and lunches. Competition for jobs can be fierce, particularly in the graduate market where getting that first foot on the career ladder can be a daunting prospect. Here is what a panel of industry experts had to say about standing out from the crowd. Hone your writing skills If you want a career in communications, you need to be able to get your point across quickly and…

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