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So You Want to Be a Consultant

August 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

After almost a year of job search and still not landing a position your buddy says to you, “Why not become a consultant? You’ve got decades of solid experience and you’re a seasoned professional, why not try consulting?

Now you start thinking; this could be my ticket to success. I worked decades for successful companies and what do I have to show for it?  A small termination payment, a nice reference letter, a bag of well wishes, and a RIF letter, that’s it.  When I’m a consultant I’ll be working for myself, not those Wall Street mongrels, and not for some unpredictable, unappreciative boss. As a consultant I can control my own destiny, work at home, work hard and make as much money as I want with no limits. I know the business and can show people how to do things right. The sky’s the limit!

Not so fast, consulting offers many advantages, and many pitfalls. This workshop will present both the rewards and the risks of moving into a consulting role. It will present a checklist you can apply to assess whether consulting is a good fit for you and identify what ground work you need to do if you are to be a successful consultant.

Topics to be covered are:

  • What are the critical questions you must ask, and answer, before jumping into consulting
  • What are the right and wrong reasons to go into consulting?
  • Can I do it part time and continue my job search?
  • Who hires consultants? Why?
  • What are the different consulting roles? Which am I best suited for?
  • Should you start your own firm, join a large group, or join a ‘federation’?
  • Before you dive in, what ground work should you do?
  • Types of consulting; general management, technical, or other? Which is for me?
  • What personal attributes make for a good consultant?
  • What it takes to be a successful consultant
  • What is ‘realization’ and why is it important?
  • How do you find and sell the next project
  • And how do I determine my bill rate be?

Facilitated by Frank Poggio


August 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Palatine Office
2401 Plum Grove Road
Palatine, IL 60067 United States
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