IT Management: Should You Consult While Looking for an IT Job?
If you are in between technology jobs, but see obvious opportunities in consulting and contract work, you could be in for a juggling act you had not anticipated, especially if your ultimate goal is to get back to full-time work with benefits. Here is checklist of questions you should consider answering before accepting a consulting gig and find yourself trapped in an endless cycle of consulting jobs. This is not to say it cannot be a lucrative career path, but you have to be clear about your ultimate goals. This checklist comes to eWEEK from career experts at TheLadders in the article "7 Steps to Consider Before You Start Consulting" who were advised by Cheri Paulson of Keystone Associates, a Boston career management and transition firm.