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Sir,

I am a civil engineering graduate and currently pursuing Masters in Building Engineering and Management (Project Management) from School of Planning and Architecture Delhi, India, I am in the final semester and looking for a Job. But I am very much concerned about my future as Project Management in Construction industry is still not very much prevalent in India and I don't know about other countries, that is the reason some times I feel that I made a wrong choice and feel depressed. I came to know about Management Consulting and want to know if I can make my career in it.

Q1- What are job prospects in M.C and what additional degree or diploma should I pursue(provided I can only go for distance mode education now), although I have studied many subjects of management in my master degree programme.

Q2- What are the opportunities within the construction industry in the field of M.C, and what route can I take to make a career.

Basically I don't want to work on site, because according to my knowledge the ethics on site are the poorest compared to any other industry. Suggest me some career keeping my background in mind in which I can stay away from site work also I can opt for any diploma or degree programme via distance mode or part time only.

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TALHA,
THERE  IS  NO  NEED TO  BE  DEPRESSED.
YOU  ARE  ON  THE  RIGHT  TRACK.
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FIRST,
-go for  an  aptitude  test.
This  will  help  to  define your  leanings  in  your  career.
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FROM  YOUR  EXPRESSIONS,
-you  donít   like  to be  in the field  for  a  stretch  of  time.
THERE  ARE  TWO  TYPES  OF  CONSULTANTS
-FIELD  CONSULTANTS
-OFFICE  BASED  CONSULTANTS  [ few  field  visits]
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THERE   ARE   FIRMS  LIKE
-tata  consulting  services
-architect  consulting  firms
-surveyors
-large  building  construction  group
ALSO
-accenture consulting
EMPLOY   PEOPLE  WITH  YOUR  BACKGROUND.
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MY  FURTHER   SUGGESTIONS
1.MBA  [PROJECT  MANAGEMENT]
By  distance  learning [ IGNOU]

2.COMPLETE  SOME  SOFTSKILLS  PROGRAMS
-public  speaking
-presentation skills
-negotiation
-business  communication.
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