Just figured I put my 2 cents worth. I'm sure everyone gets the picture reading through these articles. I was contacted by someone that I got an interview with a consultant and was told it was an informational interview and didn't quite wanted to go into details about charges.
I had no expectations going in but when I approached the sectretary I found it very odd that she was sealed with a glass type window and had to open it each time when talking to me. The consultants always have a good look through the window before coming out maybe to see if there were past clients coming back for their money I suppose from my waiting time there before Jack came out.
There was the usual pitch and I was curious for more information and thus came for the 2nd 'interview' and just waited when he would actually turn and say how much the fees were. The fees came at the end, and at that point you could actually see some desperation in trying to seal the deal. Any skepticism it seemed almost implied that you're doing yourself and your career a disfavour.
I had a little fun and even asked to keep the price tag sheet but that was a 'no-no' of course not. But, here's what I gather and it's free advice from what they were trying to convey to me. Don't procrastinate, act on it, and network yourself. You don't need to pay 5000 to have someone do a half-a job making a web site for you and telling you to do your cold calling yourself.
heck, I can do it for you for a cheaper price and start my own business myself and guess what, u actually get something back what you pay for!! :)
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