Every time I think i’ve seen it all somebody comes and raises the bar.
I guess that’s a good thing because I might run out of stuff to write about otherwise.
Here’s how it went down:
Him: Hi Eric,
I want to be proactive in introducing myself because I’m interested in pursuing a consulting career with PwC. Would you be available this week to have a 15-minute discussion about consulting opportunities?
Me:Hey [Redacted] –
Thanks for the note. If you have questions I can help you with, shoot them to me at eric[email protected] to start.
I’m getting a lot of these requests and trying to save the majority of the phone time for my private coaching clients.
Him:Thank you for accepting my connection request and for responding. I am interested in pursuing a consulting career at PwC. Do you manage a team of consultants?
Him:Excellent, can we connect this week to talk about consulting opportunities?
You’re making me work on this one, I like it! 🙂
I share this with you for a couple of reasons. This type of pressing with a client when you’ve gotten clear direction on something can get you straight up flamed. It can be something as simple as bastardizing the the term “agile”. Ask me how I know…
The second thing is who else is supposed to do the work when he randomly hit me up to do him a favor.
Here’s the thing though. When someone’s doing you a solid, it will serve you well to make yourself easy to help.
That’s all I got this morning. Happy humpday.
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