Rita A Day in the Life of a Senior Consultant

Half past eight

After my morning coffee at home, I arrive –already wide and awake- at the office, so work can be started immediately. The first thing on my to-do list is looking through the mails and – although it requires a lot of time – answering them one by one. After checking the status of running projects we agree on the round of duties, define priorities for that day, after which the more important part of work can be started. My common daily tasks are the following:

  • preparation of offers
  • working out project plans
  • development of researches (questionnaire, data structure, etc.)
  • keeping contact, conciliation with clients and colleagues taking part in projects in person, via mail or telephone
  • brainstorming with the colleagues
  • evaluation of research results, drawing key conclusions and proposals
  • preparing presentations

Noon

Lunch with my colleagues at some our favorite, close-to-the-office locations. The biggest challenge in this part of my day is deciding democratically on a place where all of us want to go eat.

One o’clock

Work continues with renewed energy: e-mail, client handling, research, presentation.

Five o’clock

I usually leave for home taking my laptop with me, but I only make time for the top priority to-dos at home, ones that I didn’t have time to manage during my regular work hours.