Feb 17, 2016

How do I get a job as an IT consultant?

I'm ready to shift my career from in-house IT to external IT consultant. How do I get started? What are the pros & cons?
A great resource would be Randstad Technologies - they are experts are working with IT consultants and aligning with client needs. Click here to learn more - https://www.randstadusa.com/staffing-and-solutions/consulting-and-projects/
This article covers the field: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3032676/it-careers/how-to-get-a-job-in-it-consulting.html

IT consultants are hired to solve client problems that the client's IT dept. couldn't, and to introduce cutting-edge technologies.

Pros: Hot technologies; variety (vs. repetitive tasks); high pay

Cons: Pressure to solve problems; lots of travel and client meetings; long hours
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