Jamshedpur, March 6: The ninth session of the year for XLRI Leadership Series, an exclusive initiative by the General Management program of XLRI, Jamshedpur, was held on Sunday with Manish Jain, director, business advisory services, in a leading financial consultancy firm.
Talking to a packed house, comprising of students at XLRI, Jain shared his personal experiences on evaluation of young leaders for consulting jobs as well as latest industry trends. He personally advised students during one to one interaction on how to make transition from industrial background to consulting.
He started the session with a witty problem solving exercise looking for out of the box thinkers and design solutions.
Using this example, he explained what value proposition young students like those in the audience bring to the industry and how to best capitalize on it. He explained the key challenges faced during a career in consulting and shared honest insights as to how to best tackle them.
Finally he concluded his presentation with five key differences an industry-oriented role has vis-�-vis a consulting/advisory role.
�Key takeaways from the session was what all skills are required to make a career in consulting, reality behind the glamorous field of consulting and latest trends like design thinking and disruptive innovation.� said Nitish Bhardwaj, PR and Branding Manager, PGDM-GM 2016 Batch, XLRI.
Jain has well over two decades of successful track record of business transformation and IT consulting experience spread across 70 plus countries for more than 100 clients.
In his current role, he is responsible for advisory services for upcoming payment banks and mobile wallet implementation.