Markus Hickl

Born and raised in Austria, studied in Graz and tipped relatively quickly into an international professional environment in IT. Since then professed technologist with a penchant for business administration (or vice versa, as needed).


Key data

Job description: Senior Manager Consulting
Company: BDO Consulting
I work in: Wien
I’ve worked here since: 2.1.2019
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What I do

Currently, I am responsible for the development and expansion of the IT Management Consulting division at BDO in Austria and advise Austrian SMEs on IT strategy and digitalization.

Why I love my job

  • Much freedom to develop and shape things
  • Very varied environment in consulting
  • Young motivated team that provides a lot of fresh input

Important skills in my job

  • Analytical thinking
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic thinking

The best experiences in my job

Every success and failure has taken me one-step further. There is no special success that needs to put under the spotlight.

How I found my current job

A contact from my professional network has approached me and convinced me to join the BDO team.

What I learned for this job during my studies at FH JOANNEUM:

  • Methods and tools that you pull off the shelf if necessary
  • Contacts are important in your studies, but they are becoming more and more important
  • Never stop training and learning
  • Theory is good and important, but always think practically

Job prospects in my field

To become a partner in the best SME consulting company in Austria and to leave my footprint on the market.

I am

  • Self-Motivated
  • Hands On
  • A good and reliable sparring partner in all circumstances

About my job

Different every day, very customer-oriented and subject to the changes of time.