Contracting and Consulting

Avoiding These Mistakes in Consulting

Don Willmott,

You Can Succeed as a Consultant by Avoiding These MistakesLeaving
the world of the office grind for greener pastures as a freelance consultant can
give you the freedom to choose how and where you’ll work on your own terms.
It’s an enticing way to make a living – unless you screw it up. Here are some rules for making sure you don’t.

Planning Your Retirement? You’d Better Plan Again

Don Willmott,

Planning Your Retirement? You'd Better Plan AgainIf you’re factoring in government benefits as part of your post-retirement financial plan, you’d do well to run the numbers again, operating under the assumption that Uncle Sam simply won’t be there for you. In many cases, that means your retirement plan won’t let you retire.

DiceTV: Secrets of Successful Tech Contractors

Cat Miller,

DiceTV: The Secrets of Successful Tech ContractorsWhy do some IT contractors get assignment after assignment while others struggle to build a base of repeat clients? Could it be that successful contractors are simply better at pleasing managers? Cat finds out.

Cost-Cutting Boosts Market for Contractors

Mark Feffer,

Contracting CodeSome contracting firms see a promising dynamic at work as CIOs spend money again: While many companies want to upgrade their technology, they need to be cost
conscious while they do it. And that’s good news.

Thursday’s People News

Mark Feffer,

Father of the Xbox, Head of Gadgets and Fun Leave Microsoft (Update) [KOTAKU"] T-Mobile USA Chief to Depart [WSJ] LocatePLUS

Thursday’s People News

Mark Feffer,

IBM Names New Leaders For Lotus GM Post, IBM Software Sales [ChannelWeb] New World Brands, Inc. Appoints Chief Executive Officer

DiceTV: How Your Job Search Can Impact Jobless Benefits

Cat Miller,

The rules on unemployment insurance vary by state, but in
general, to collect you must be able to work, available to work, and actively
seeking work.If you’re doing so much freelancing and volunteering – or even
so much networking that it gets in the way of your availability to work – you
might have some explaining to do at your unemployment office.Cat Miller explains.