Take Two: Consulting as a Second (or First) Career

Consulting is a great career if you have the aptitude. Consulting aptitude is not the same as product knowledge. One of the first classes I taught was called “Common Foundation.” Although it has gone through a few name changes, the class is still taught at Oracle. It includes the basics of navigating the system, and it was difficult to teach since the students had no real reference to relate the information to. It is like teaching people the alphabet: it is hard to explain why they need to know it, but it is the building block for learning all the related applications. The class went well, and the course evaluations were very positive. I had been nervous about teaching the class ...

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