WHAT IS CONSULTING?
Consulting or consultancy is often seen as “giving advice”. But consulting is usually much more than that.
As a consultant you help other companies prepare, lead or implement projects. You put your knowledge and experience at the disposal of the client to provide extra knowledge, skills or manpower for the duration of the project.
Pauwels Consulting’s consultants work full-time or part time on one or several projects for clients at home or abroad. Our consultants give advice and they work in the field, individually or in teams.
The majority of our consultants are permanently employed at Pauwels Consulting, but we also work with independent consultants.
Consultants who are permanently employed receive training, coaching and projects from Pauwels Consulting. All administrative work is taken care of as well. Independent consultants work for Pauwels Consulting for the duration of their project.
Having said this, we always invest in long-term relationships with our employees and partners. That’s why we always strive to keep good independent consultants on board.
THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING
Pauwels Consulting now employs more than 300 consultants. Each of our consultants has a unique story. Here you can read what our consultants think of their jobs.
The specific benefits of consulting are different for everyone, but the following benefits are commonly heard:
1. As a consultant you have a varied job
Consulting is perhaps one of the most varied jobs. In contrast to a permanent job at one employer, consultancy offers you the opportunity to exchange your working environment quicker and more often.
As a consultant you have to leave your comfort zone on a regular basis. You have to prove yourself every single day. This is challenging and intensive, but you’ll probably be learning new things every day and you’ll get to know many new people along the way.
And despite what you may think: you can also be a consultant with a fixed employment. This option gives you all the variation and challenges of consulting with the security of a permanent contract!
2. As a consultant you can quickly broaden your knowledge and experience
When you start a new job you often learn many new things. But more often than not the challenges eventually wane. With consultancy you change projects frequently. This will keep you job challenging and rewarding.
As a consultant you are expected to bring a fresh, open-minded outlook. You have to be able to resolve problems based on knowledge and experience gathered from previous projects. That is the added value of a good consultant.
3. As a consultant you can expand your professional network quickly and thoroughly
If you change projects, project teams and clients you will grow a large network. This will provide help, inspiration and eventually probably also opportunities to steer your career in the direction you want.
As a consultant you are expected to be a linchpin. You are expected to combine the knowledge, skills and people needed to tackle a project or to solve a problem.