You need some help with your Information Technology
because you are a low-tech, no-tech company. You have
never hired a consultant before and don’t know
where to begin, what questions to ask. How do you tackle
this new situation without creating an expensive disaster?
Here is some advice that will help you determine if
the person you are interviewing is likely to do a good
job for you:
Does the consultant ask appropriate questions about
the situation? Listen to what you have to say?
Does it appear that the interviewee has done the homework
about your organization prior to the interview?
Does the consultant tell you what will be expected from
you and your organization in order to achieve your goals.
Does the interviewee have a good work history and relevant
Does the consultant frame the issue but refrain from
offering pat solutions quickly?
Does the consulting company make it clear how and for
what you will be charged?
Does the interviewee have good experience in what you
Does the consultant have academic degrees associated
with what you want done?
Does the interviewee have a good reputation? Can references
Does the consultant belong to professional associations
relevant to the area of expertise?
Does the interviewee seem agreeable to keeping you informed
at every stage of progress?
Does the consultant or consulting company have professional
Does the interviewee appear to have a personality that
will work well with the culture of your company?
Does the consultant have any conflicts of interest that
will interfere with working for you?
In the case of an interview, the only dumb question
is the unasked one. Perhaps the most important question
is the one you should ask yourself, “Do I like and trust
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