When I grow up, I want to be…an SAP consultant
Children have given the same answers over generations. They want to be doctors because they want to save lives. Lawyers because they want to defend those who cannot help themselves. Engineers because they want to build bridges. Teachers so they can help mold the next generation.
But how many of our children can actually say they want to be a SAP consultant — and why should they want to be one, anyway?
Here are a few great reasons.
SAP consultants identify with a great history.
SAP began more than 40 years ago with five young, intrepid entrepreneurs. They have since made their respective contributions to IT, business and science. Most importantly, they have steered SAP into the global giant that it is today.
Who does not want to be part of this success story?
They basically make a career out of making the complicated simple.
The premise of SAP was to create a system for simplifying and streamlining complicated business processes. Businesses operations could get chaotic especially as the organization grows bigger and serves more customers.
SAP thus, with its evolving applications, seeks to help make the world a little easier to live in.
They earn well.
SAP consultants are paid well for their time and expertise. We think this does not need any more explanation.
They get the best of both worlds.
There is something to be said about hobnobbing with influential and prominent people. Their perspective differs from that of the ordinary person. They know by instinct the consequences of a particular decision. They can predict with uncanny precision trends that will emerge and.
Working with these big names within the same organization may however take toll on their associates. These decision makers are usually unforgiving and demanding of their staff. Big organizations are also sometimes governed by rigid rules and protocol that may discourage thinking out of the box.
When you’re a SAP Consultant, you get the chance to talk shop with these big names and offer solutions to their business issues. The good thing is that they’re not your boss. They won’t cramp your style.
They work at their own pace.
SAP consultants do not need to rush to the office to log in at 9 am. Neither do they slave away the whole day waiting for 6pm to finally get out of the office.
SAP consultants are free to work at a time most conducive to them. They also need to meet with key people in various organizations.
The consultant’s job is to think and think hard about how existing technologies can be applied to real business dilemmas. This is a process that cannot be forced or hurried.
This flexibility also allows them to have greater work-life balance.
So if your child seems to exhibit early signs of great problem solving skills, is highly creative, and works best at his own pace, perhaps it is time to shun the more traditional aspirations. After all, times have changed — and are still changing, fast.