With connectivity being so easily available today, an explosive trend worldwide is that of setting up shop for yourself as an independent consultant/freelancer. This is not restricted to the more developed countries but is seen increasingly in developing countries as well. The percentage of those who are self-employed as consultants is shooting up across the globe. They engage in fields ranging from law, medicine, human resources or accounting. What attracts people to becoming consultants in the first place?
Raghu had completed a year or so as an independent HR consultant. He helped companies put together policies relating to people management as also as a third party administer some of their administrative processes relating to comp. and ben.
He had consulted me before he started off on his own, and now he was meeting for a chat. In the course of our conversation he asked me, what I thought was a very important question: “What were the mistakes you made when you began your career ?” he asked.