How To Win Government Consulting Jobs With Abhijit Verekar: Podcast # 138
The idea of working with the government can sometimes be daunting. While that is the case, it is nevertheless not impossible. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews Abhijit Verekar, President and CEO of Avèro Advisors—an end-to-end information technology advisory firm that works with local governments all around the US to implement new IT infrastructures and systems. Abhijit shares with us the process and techniques that enabled him to get a seat at the table. He lays down some of the tools they use to look for opportunities to work with the government sector as well as some tips on how to market them, both in the short-term and long-term sales cycles. Furthermore, Abhijit then lets us in on his biggest challenge in running the consulting business and highlights the importance of having mentors in this industry. Follow along in this conversation to learn a couple of the best practices to win consulting jobs with the government.