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    IT Contract Work FAQ

    IT Contract Work FAQ
    Technology professionals often work contract jobs, essentially spending several months on a project with one organization and then moving on to a new assignment elsewhere. Sometimes this work arrangement is by choice; other times it's a way for techies to earn a living between full-time jobs. Even if techies learn the ins and outs of contract employment over the course of ...
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    Is Consulting The Gig For You?

    Is Consulting The Gig For You?
    Thinking of heading into IT consulting? Then you don’t want to miss the insight and advice from Doug Berg who started two companies, techies.com, an online job board and training center for tech professionals, and also HotGigs , a company that brings consultants together with the staffing firms that recruit them and the companies that hire them. He’s worked with job ...
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    The phone is definitely NOT ringing. HELP!

    Thinking of heading into IT consulting? Then you don’t want to miss the insight and advice from Doug Berg who started two companies, techies.com, an online job board and training center for tech professionals, and also HotGigs , a company that brings consultants together with the staffing firms that recruit them and the companies that hire them. He’s worked with job ...
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    How to Market Yourself as an IT Consultant

    Thinking of heading into IT consulting? Then you don’t want to miss the insight and advice from Doug Berg who started two companies, techies.com, an online job board and training center for tech professionals, and also HotGigs , a company that brings consultants together with the staffing firms that recruit them and the companies that hire them. He’s worked with job ...
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    How Much Should IT Contractors Charge?

    How Much Should IT Contractors Charge?
    It's the would-be IT contractor's $64,000 question: How much do I have to charge per hour to make a go of it as an independent professional? The pundits are ready with a pat answer: Divide your employment salary by 1,000, and that's your hourly rate. So if you make $50,000 as a wage slave, you need to bill at $50 an ...
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    Top 10 IT Consulting Pitfalls

    Top 10 IT Consulting Pitfalls
    IT Contracting is the life, isn't it? You put your bare feet up on your desk, make a few phone calls to clients who eat up your advice like caviar, and then just count your money. Not quite. There are lots of things that can go wrong when professionals go independent. So it's a good idea to survey the road for ...
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    Should You Bill by the Hour or Project?

    Should You Bill by the Hour or Project?
    There's more than one way to make a buck. You can charge your client by the hour, or you can negotiate a set fee for the entire project. Which is the best business decision? To some extent, it depends upon the nature of the services you perform. However, the independent professionals we spoke with recently surprised us with their strong consensus: ...
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    How IT Contractors Can Get More from Training

    How IT Contractors Can Get More from Training
    As an IT contractor, constantly updating and expanding your skill set can be critical to a thriving career. While you may be a natural candidate for training classes, you don't want to waste your time or money on classes that have no solid takeaway. How can you evaluate a course to make sure it's what you want and need? These six ...
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    Industry Spotlight: IT Management Consulting

    Industry Spotlight: IT Management Consulting
    In today's globally competitive market, corporate strategy is often intertwined with technology solutions. To respond to customer needs, IT management consulting firms increasingly seek tech professionals with business know-how to help their clients. "The vast majority of what is considered consulting these days is technical in nature," says the president of a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting information services firm. "That trend will ...
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    Explore Your Options: IT Consultant

    Explore Your Options: IT Consultant
    A decade or two ago, there were few IT consultants. Those who were ITconsultants most often worked for the large, well-established consulting firms. Today, however, IT consulting has become a quickly growing profession, advantageous for both the IT consultants and the companies who engage them. An IT Consultant's Advantage Once you've established yourself as an IT consultant and built a solid ...
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    Break into IT with Temporary Work

    Break into IT with Temporary Work
    If You're New to IT... The business world may be looking for technology pros, but you're not a pro (yet) if you have a new certification and no experience. How do you gain that experience? One way is to take temporary assignments. Working as a temp may not be your ultimate goal, but when you're launching a career, you want to ...
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