Sometimes part-time work is the best you can do in a period of high unemployment. But it's no reason to hang your head low, according to Mitch Paioff, an IT Business Edge guest columnist. Instead of looking for the benefits-rich full-time job right now, try looking for a short-term consulting deal, he suggests.
An independent computer consultant for over eight years, Paioff credits much of his success to using creative strategies to land lucrative consulting projects. This blog posted recently is the first in a series of three articles on this topic.
His strategies for success include:
Paioff also uploaded an excerpt of his book "Getting Started as an Independent Computer Consultant" to the Knowledge Network recently. That excerpt is the complete Chapter 4 of the book. "How to Market Yourself Effectively" encourages upcoming consultants to have a "Unique Selling Proposition," prospect for leads, advertise and sell themselves well.