In my previous job as a relationship manager in banking, my ex-boss mentioned that my memory is not good. For instance, he expects me to remember detailed information about a prospect, which I did KYC on one month ago. He was surprised that I could not remember all the details of the research I did (I spent a few hours doing this research 1 month ago, and didn't work on it later on). Also, he expects me to remember all the account details, and mentioned I should have memorized all the details in my mind naturally after I have read the information once.
I am curious whether it is because my memory is so bad, or my boss' memory is so good? It's hard for me to remember tons of details in my mind for a long period. I could do a good preparation if there is a need, but it's simply hard for me to juggle all the details in mind and keep it in my long term memory.
Now I am switching career to consulting, I am a bit nervous on this topic again. As I expect the work to be more "project based", I feel that the ability to remember tons of details in mind is not so important compared to my previous role. Could you share your thoughts on this? Are there anyways to efficiently improve the ability to "remember details in mind"? Thanks a lot!