Productivity Hacks for Consultants

Productivity Hacks for Consultants

Working long hours is pretty standard for any successful consultant, but ideally, we’d cut time where we could to take care of our bodies and live a life. Using time effectively is essential to finding success.

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Why is Data So Important to Management Consultants?

Why is Data So Important to Management Consultants?

The Best management consultants are consistently hunting for good data. Measurable success is what makes a good client recommendation. Maybe you’re saying to your self, “Well, Duh” or “Is the sky blue?” But if you want to be the best management consultant you’ll have to learn to love data. So, what is it about data that gives most consultants that butterfly feeling?

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​4 Ways a Matching Agency Gives you an Advantage

​4 Ways a Matching Agency Gives you an Advantage

If you have branched out into consulting and struggle to find the right clients, don’t be discouraged: It happens a lot. That’s why it can help to work with professionals who match clients and consultants and strive to develop the best outcome for both parties. Here are four reasons to consider this type of agency for your consulting business.

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Essential Reading For Consultants

Essential Reading For Consultants

You presumably definitely realize that being admirably perused is an unquestionable requirement in the consulting scene. Consultants are relied upon to have a wide information of management, just as great comprehension of finance, strategy, and interchanges—in addition to other things.Be that as it may, in case you're hoping to up your consulting game, it's difficult to tell where to begin among the abundance of assets out there. So this week, I gathered together the eight books that have helped...

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How to Set Up Your Bench Profile for Success

How to Set Up Your Bench Profile for Success

You’ve signed up for Bench SME and are well on the way to securing projects with great clients for better pay. Before you can get started, you’ll need to complete at least 70% of your profile to become searchable. To get started, sign in to Bench SME and click the Profile tab at the top right. Pro tip: Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button each time you edit your profile to ensure that you don’t lose any of your work.

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How to Make the Most of Your Lay Off

How to Make the Most of Your Lay Off

Getting laid off is scary. For consultants, sometimes it’s easy to see coming; after a certain amount of bench time, firms can no longer justify keeping someone on payroll if they’re not billable. Other times, a consultant can walk into the office the morning after wrapping up a project to find a surprise pink slip awaiting them. Regardless of the reason, a layoff can feel like a huge career setback. But that’s not always the case. In fact, getting laid off might be the push you need to really g...

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Keep Learning and Growing as a Consultant through these platforms

Keep Learning and Growing as a Consultant through these platforms

Independent consultants are pursued by clients for subject matter expertise demonstrated through their project history and work experience. But as you’re beefing up your resume, don’t underestimate the value of continuing education and certifications. These investments will both increase your hourly rate and make you more attractive to prospective clients. In the IT industry, for example, 54% of industry professionals have pursued some form of certification, and CIO estimates that these programs...

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How and When to "Say No" to new and current clients

How and When to "Say No" to new and current clients

​At some point or another, each consultant faces the issue of having a lot on their plate and not having the option to take on new work. What's more, unfortunately, the greater part of contracted consultants can't say no to prospects, unnerved they will lose them as clients for eternity. Accordingly, we see a lot of burnout freelancers who lack work-life balance. Today, you'll figure out how to say no to clients and still keep them.

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