I know it is a basic requirement for excellence at consulting that you don't make the same mistakes for times. However is there anyone struggling at this like me? I have tried very hard to avoid the same mistakes I made, but most of the time I will end up making a similar one. Especially in the context of many numeric/financial information, I cannot even identify my errors when I double-check myself.
I wonder if you have any tips/advice to avoid making the same mistakes? I really think I need to solve this problem as this kind of behavior will overshadow the other good part of my work, ruin my reputation at work and most importatnly damage my CONFIDENCE on my capabilities.
Elaborate more information on my common mistakes based on expert Jamie's feedbacks:
- Mistakes normally came with negligence or oversight, especially with numbers. The less thinking it requires, the more likely I will make mistakes. A ridiculous example is copying and paste wrongly. The weird thing is that I cannot even identify the mistakes when I go through it again.
- Mistakes are also made with my wrong assumption or pre-set mindset. An example situation is: I needed to use document 2.0 to produce some work because document 1.0 has mistakes and I was fully aware of it. In the end, I used document 1.0 without realizing it at all because I was too confident that I opened and used document 2.0.
- Operational mistakes: send an email without attachment or to wrong recipients; forgot about sth when doing work (reporting, change/add of work requirement, etc)
Thanks a million!
Hi Jamie, thanks for your feedback! I have added more details about my mistakes in the question based on your feedbacks
Hi there. Thanks for your input. First of all if you are making mistakes like the ones you described regularly, this is a very quick way for you to ruin your chances at any firm. Attention to detail is key to a top consultant anywhere. Its not easy to teach you how to become organized and increase your attention to focus, but I would at least say that you need to start being organized, perhaps creating a booklet for your cases or at least leveraging OneNote. At the beginning dont rush to have things done without ensuring you know what you are doing. always take 1 extra step / minute to ensure that whatever you are doing or sending is correct. my 2cents