An Interview with Michael Waitzman, Founder of Bench SME

An Interview with Michael Waitzman, Founder of Bench SME

Michael Waitzman, founder of Lyghtning, talks about how his career as an independent consultant inspired him to launch a platform to improve the industry.

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How to Set Your Bench SME Profile Up for Success

You’ve signed up for Lyghtning 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.

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How One Web App is Revolutionizing the Consulting Industry

How One Web App is Revolutionizing the Consulting Industry

From ridesharing to healthcare, web-based apps and platforms are changing every aspect of our lives, making everyday tasks easier and more efficient. Lyghtning is no exception. Our revolutionary web app utilizes technology to reimagine the way independent consultants and clients connect.

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Stand Out as an Independent Consultant

7 Ways to Stand Out as an Independent Consultant

In the highly competitive independent consulting industry, it's easy to feel lost in the crowd. Here's how to stand out.

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5 Reasons Consultants Hate Their Jobs

Why do consultants hate their jobs? Lyghtning explains the most common causes of resentment - and how to turn things around.

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The Evolution of Sourcing

The Evolution of Sourcing

My previous posts outlined the flatlined fashion in which resources are traditionally discovered and engaged. The problem? Standard searches are unevolved with only two options to query for talent: a generic Job Description and an uninspired Job Board.The traditional Job Description on your run-of-the-mill Job Board is extremely low tech. The description is often flat, only briefly touching on title, role summary, qualification terms and educational requirements. In turn, these descriptions are...

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Bench SME = Consulting. Differently.

Bench SME = Consulting. Differently.

This past July, The Sage Summit took place in Chicago. The week was billed as a learning, training, and networking event with celebrity speakers and dynamic thought leaders such as Yancey Strickler and Ashton Kutcher. The experience was inspiring with innovative workshops and smart exhibitors. A standout moment for me involved fellow Iowa Hawkeye Ashton Kutcher. When asked how he would like to be remembered in 50 years. Kutcher, 38, laughed while answering that he hopes not to be remembered, but...

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