Tag: contracting

Preparing Your Consulting Portfolio

Preparing Your Consulting Portfolio

No matter where you look expectations for consulting/contract work across the United States and globally are high. Some predictions are as high as 40% of the U.S. workforce will be contractors by 2020. In the past, I have discussed some important issues to keep in mind when transitioning to a consulting role (“Five Steps to a Better IT Consulting Business” and “Hey, Consultants Are Entrepreneurs Too”)….the biggest one being that as soon as you go from employee to contractor, you are now an entrepreneur. And even if your old employer is your one and only client, you need to begin to think like a business oContractingwner.

IT Outsourcing: Is It the End of In-House IT?

IT Outsourcing: Is It the End of In-House IT?

Today’s discussion topic for #TCFchat (hosted by the Tech Career Forum Wednesdays at 3pm Eastern on Twitter) will center around the IT outsourcing market in the U.S. and the changing skills sets that will be (and already are) required from IT workers.

The Cure for Job Hopper Syndrome

The Cure for Job Hopper Syndrome

In today’s job market, with even high-profile CEOs lying about their credentials, resumes are being scrutinized like never before. Thus, for good reason, job seekers with many short stints in their work history are concerned. After all, the label “job hopper” is one no one wants to wear.