I was recently hired by a top consulting agency and I'm kind out of my element, thus I really need to know a few basic things about what's expected from a young consultant.
I've already checked out the following threads:
And yes these threads are great and some of their information really is useful, but still I have some lingering doubts and I'd like to ask for your assistance.
The first question that bothers me has to do with luggage. Since I don't like to carry more than my handbag I really would like to have a few suggestions on what should carry with me.
I expect to take my laptop with me almost all of the time, and one or two suits (one dressed, one in the case).
Now I'd like to have something that could accommodate that, be stylish (please don't ask me to define stylish) and resistant.
Since I don't want to carry more than hand luggage I'd like to know what are the best models of beard shaving machines that are out there (I don't think that razor blades are permitted in hand luggage).
Than we have the question of the documents of client organizations that one should carry. I know we must protect their sanctity/secrecy and I'd like to have a few suggestions of what I should get in order to do that.
Now I'll talk a little bit about what I already have:
1- Nice suits
2- A nice watch
3- A moleskine weekly notebook, a teNeues CoolNotes notebook, The Ten Day MBA, The McKinsey Way/Mind/Engagement
4- Lots of willpower and desire to succeed.
Also if you have any other suggestions (be it in the form of past threads that I failed to notice but you feel that are relevant) don't be afraid to let me know about it.