Being Effective on Day 1 and Day 10,000
Once you have decided that you are qualified to be a consultant, you need to concentrate on adding value both to any projects you are assigned to and to your company. At Oracle, our consultants excel because they freely share their knowledge, their lessons learned, and any tools they have developed with an aim toward client success, not personal glory.
Before your first day, try to schedule as much of that day with your manager as you can. If your company has a formal new hire orientation, plan to speak with your manager on the phone and schedule the time with him after the orientation. If your company does not have a formal new hire orientation, take it upon yourself to tailor one to ...