My first year at C-Clear Partners: “not the average consulting firm”
While growing up, I always thought life consisted of 3 major parts: student life, work life and retirement. The first was obviously the fun part. Ok, you had to study hard during a few months of the year, but the rest of my time I could basically do whatever my heart desired. Work life was the serious part, and retirement was still far off. So, standing there on graduation day I thought “well the fun part is over”.
After signing my contract with C-Clear Partners, however, it seems I got it wrong.
C-Clear Partners is not the average consulting firm. We do not believe in body shopping. Our consultants do not work full-time on site with our customers. We make sure there is a balance between customer and own office. We implement a limit of working three days a week at a customer enabling an informal, dynamic way of working with our C-Clear colleagues.
Whether it’s a quick chat at the coffee machine, a fun Friday afterwork or during the activities outside the business hours organized by the fun team, you’ll be sure to make some great colleagues/ friends. Does that mean we never work? Obviously not. Those Friday afterwork beers don’t pay themselves.
Just like many other graduates, I had a lot of questions. Should I work at a big or a small company? Which sectors piqued my interest? What kind of job can offer a future perspective and keep me interested over the long-term? Do I want to travel for work a lot?
Let’s be honest: how can you have any answers, without experience in the field? That’s exactly why I chose to be a CRM consultant at C-Clear Partners. I could keep all my options open.
Here are some examples of project experiences throughout my first year:
- I worked for a big pharma company with more than 50k FTEs on their payroll
- I got to travel to Berlin three days a month
- I had the chance to broaden my business scope by working in the retail industry
- Besides doing technical implementations only, I gained business experience by performing a CRM readiness study in the construction industry
- I learned how to deal with change management
As you can see: No project is the same and every project offers a new perspective on your own future.
I would like to end this blog with some genuine advise: If you are one of those graduates who is ready for the work life part, but not ready to leave the fun behind: put your trust in a company like C-Clear Partners. Because aren’t we all looking for a way to create our own success story without forgetting to have fun?