How to Hire a Consultant
You face a conundrum when hiring a marine consultant: how to select the right one? We typically hire consultants to add expertise that we need. But how do we evaluate a consultant when they are the experts? What questions do we ask? Where do we find marine consultants to select from?
I answer these questions in a video series: How to Hire a Marine Consultant. I take my experience from a decade in the consulting industry and peel back the veil of marketing. I cover all the questions that you want to ask a marine consultant. Where you should look to find them. And much more. No commercials or favoritism. Just honest advise about how to find the right marine consultant that fits your needs.
Hang in there. You almost achieved your goal of hiring the best marine consultant. You searched long and hard, and now you finally have a short list. But how do you evaluate your options? Consultants rarely provide commodity services. Each consultant has different strengths and weaknesses. With such diverse options, what are some minimum expectations? […]
Bigger is always better! Biggest rock is best rock; biggest marine firm is best firm! . . . But what benefit do we really get from a larger marine consultant? And what are we paying for that increased size? If you only have a $10k project, do you expect to get a fair deal from […]
Marine consultants provide a valuable, and sometimes painfully expensive, service. Like any valuable service, you want to comparison shop and ensure you get the best deal. But with consultants scattered across the country, you can’t just open the Yellow Pages. There are no comprehensive directories that list every marine consultant. Instead, you will need to […]
Do you hate it when someone answers a question with another question? You ask, “When should I hire my marine engineering consultant?” And I have to answer, “How do you want to work with them?” By asking when, you showed great foresight, and now you should take that a step further. You realized that marine consultants […]
Even if you find the right consultant, there is still a strong chance that you will be completely unhappy with them. The good news is that you can change it. A common problem in consulting relationships is that the client, that’s you, doesn’t know what to expect from the consultant. It’s very understandable. After all, […]
You face a conundrum when hiring a marine consultant: how to select the right one? We typically hire consultants to add expertise that we need. But how do we evaluate a consultant when they are the experts? What questions do we ask? Where do we find marine consultants to select from? I answer these questions […]