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January 9, 2012  7:00 AM

December IT Job Additions Didn’t Keep Up With Overall Job Increases



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consulting, employment, Foote, government, growth, Hybrid IT

As regular readers of this blog know, I often quote Foote Partners research, whose most recent report says that in December, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that only 5500 jobs were created in the Management and Technical Consulting Services...

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...


October 10, 2011  1:35 PM

Hybrid IT + Business Technology = Job Opportunities for You



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Business Technology, cloud, computing, consulting, discouraged workers, employed, employment, Hybrid IT, management, network, promotion, staffing

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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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June 15, 2011  5:13 PM

Biznik is a Cool Networking Alternative to LinkedIn



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
B2B, Biznik, business, consulting, entrepreneur, F2F, LinkedIn, local, together, work

I've gotten work through LinkedIn. So have many of my friends. But there's another site that's become at least as valuable as LinkedIn to small entrepreneurs: Biznik.


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,...


April 19, 2011  4:39 PM

Promotion or Job Change: Which is the Best Way to Advance in IT?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
advance, business, career, communications, consulting, earnings, IBM, IT, jobs, leadership, management, meetings, money, technical knowledge, Toastmasters

I've had a couple of management consultants tell me that if you want to move into management, it's better to change jobs or change where you work within your current company than to stay where you are. What if you have to fire one of your old friends? Not cool. Or are you better off starting your...


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