We recently interviewed Anne Falatko, our EVP of Recruiting, about the best way to approach an IT consulting career in today’s always-evolving digital marketplace. Consultants often struggle with whether to develop themselves as “experts” at one specific skill, or become widely competent at multiple skillsets.Read More
In a previous post (Is Consulting Right for You?), I discussed how consulting and contract positions are on the rise and what it takes to thrive in this dynamically changing field. Despite the trend of companies hiring more and more contingent labor, many people are still hesitant to pursue a career in consulting due to some common misconceptions.
For example, do you believe there’s poor job stability in consulting? And limited job growth? Or that you’re responsible for your own health insurance? If you answered yes to any of these, then you’re also buying into some of the common consulting myths.Read More
With a sluggish job market and continued economic uncertainty, many companies are trending towards hiring more contract and temporary workers, including consultants and professionals experienced in fast-paced Agile methodologies. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment in the consulting services industry is expected to grow by 83 percent, or 800,000 jobs, from 2008 to 2018.
Some researchers believe this trend is becoming more permanent. As companies realize the increased flexibility a contractor workforce provides, they are less eager to commit to more full-time hires and larger overhead costs. In addition, organizations are opting to work with consulting solutions and staffing firms to access the specialized (“niche”) talent needed to get the job done right.Read More