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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Why Some People Aren't Cut Out for Consulting

Why Some People Aren't Cut Out for Consulting

​Each consultant battles somewhat in his or her first year. With any new position, it sets aside some effort to get familiar with the ropes. However, some simply don't learn. These are the things those consultants do – or don't do – to make them flop at an early stage.

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The 4 Skills You Must Have to Be Successful as a Consultant

The 4 Skills You Must Have to Be Successful as a Consultant

If you have struggled to gain momentum in your consulting practice, or are finding that you have hit a bit of a plateau, maybe it’s time to brush up on some of your skills.Start by assessing if you possess these critical proficiencies in the industry:

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How to Tell if This Client is the Right Fit For You?

How to Tell if This Client is the Right Fit For You?

As a consultant, the work you do for clients is the basis of your business. This is the main means of your income, and is likely the part that you love the most. But that is only true when you have a client who is a good fit for you and when you are able to build a strong working relationship with them so that you can breed success. Vetting clients before you take them on and making sure they are going to be the right fit for you is a critical step in your business development and in finding cli...

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What Make Independent Contractors Different?

What Make Independent Contractors Different?

​The independent workforce speaks to an altogether different pool of ability than conventional representatives. So as to effectively draw in, hold, and reconnect independent contractors, it is imperative for organizations to manufacture an enlisting technique that is explicitly intended to address the issues of this ability.

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5 Tips to Deal with Scope Creep

5 Tips to Deal with Scope Creep

Overseeing venture scope is one of those precarious issues that will, in general, keep consultants up at night. What's more, a key part of this is dealing with your client’s desires around undertaking scope; it's basically about setting up and keeping up a common comprehension among you and your client about what you will do and what you will convey.

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