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April 5, 2012  1:46 PM

How to Get Picked as an IT Consultant or Independent Programmer



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
clients, consultant, ecuation, excitement, expert, hire, independent, IT, networks, professional, programmer, references, selected, skillset, software, talent, technologies

I asked a bunch of people who routinely hire programmers and IT consultants how they went about selecting them. Learning what they look for just might help you find more work...

December 19, 2011  12:22 PM

The Art of the Deal: Essential Knowledge for IT Consultants



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
budget, client, consultant, consulting, David Hoppe, deal, Donald Trump, IT, Jimmy Buffett, Matt Heuser, negotiate, pricing decisions, professional, programming, self-employed, sell, selling, services, work

The Art of the Deal is the title of a book by Donald Trump. I am not endorsing this book, which I haven't read. I am, however, endorsing the concept embodied in its title, because for an IT consultant, which you may either be...


September 28, 2011  7:00 AM

Deloitte Consulting is Top Employer for IT Workers, Says Vault



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, consulting, resume

Vault Career Intelligence has released its latest quality rankings for tech consultants -- as employers. Deloitte is top of the heap; the place you should apply first if you want to work...


August 24, 2011  12:58 PM

The 25 Best Consulting Firms to Work For



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, consulting, keyword, list of 50 employers, resume, Vault.com

Most of the time, when we talk about "consulting," we mean going into business for ourselves, working for local businesses -- or for businesses, not necessarily local, that need special expertise we've acquired. But there are also consulting...

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July 5, 2011  1:52 PM

How Much Independence Should You Have at Work?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
bosses, consultant, Franklin, freelance, hiring, invoice, job, job-seekers, money, motivation, office, paycheck, self-discipline, self-employment, worker

We just got through the 4th of July, a holiday where Americans enjoy BBQ and fireworks and (at least metaphorically) say "Yay, us!" While celebrating freedom is a fine idea in the abstract, do all of us really want complete liberty in our work lives? Or do we want more security? And how does the...


May 11, 2011  6:31 AM

Before You Start Your Own Business, Watch This Video



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
business, consultant, consulting, IT, sales, self-employed, skills

You may be a great programmer and administrator, and you might even know how to fix just about any hardware problem, but operating your own business is at least as much about sales, collections, and negotiations as it is about what you actually do to earn your living. This video is funny,...


March 29, 2011  2:53 PM

Can’t Find a Job You Like? Become a Self-Employed IT Consultant



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, Florida, Ft. Myers, IT, Linux, network, self-employed, server, service, technician, Windows

Frank Sfalanga Jr. once worked at a job where, he says, he spent "18 months being ground into dust." He'd left a decent but unspectacular job at a records storage company to join a good friend who had moved to the dust-grinder company. Then the friend changed jobs again, and once again Frank...


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