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Why are there so many consultants?

Why is Everyone a Consultant These Days?

As the world economy continues its slow and jagged recovery, people are slowly reentering the job market.  As they attempt to find work, many are trying consulting either in a firm or going independent.  In this week’s podcast, we will discuss the trend towards consulting and the pros and cons of this trend. Is everyone […]
Consultants need to make the most of their time on the bench

Being on the Bench

Considering the project-based nature of consulting, it’s nearly inevitable for a consultant to find him or herself between projects.  This time is traditionally referred to by the industry as being ‘on the bench’.  This week we will discuss what it means to a consultant to be on the bench and the various strategies for making […]

Why You Should Consider Consulting

In this weekly podcast, we discuss what it’s like to be a consultant and discuss career strategies for getting in and to be successful once you are in.  But there are a fair number of people who remain undecided whether to make the jump into consulting or to go to work for a traditional business.  […]

Consulting Ethics

When a professional services firm is hired to be a trusted advisor, that firm needs to keep in mind that the client’s interests may conflict with those the firm.  A consultant needs to always ask if they’re serving the client’s best interests. Today I spoke to Lew Sauder, author of Consulting 101: 101 Tips for […]