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Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Enough is more than likely enough, right?

I have a client that I essentially inherited from a previous job. I left that place, and they sought me out for my services. My partner and I are now working on two large projects for them, and have agreed to a retainer on a contingency basis. More than you ever wanted to know about some stranger's consulting business inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Likert? I don't even know 'er!

I'm narrowing down the services I could offer when I become self-employed. Is survey design and analysis a viable service for a one-person business to offer, or do clients only trust big research firms with that sort of thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Afterhours consulting for former employer?

I just put in my 2 weeks notice to my current employer. I am their IT department. Should I offer after-hours consulting? What would that really even entail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Can you help us find an available domain name?

Some friends and I are creating a small creative consulting group. Our skills are pretty diverse- environmental, web development, musical transcription/composition. We are trying to come up with an easy to remember name that is vague enough to cover all of what we do (with available .com URL) and drawing blanks. Any suggestions of names? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Soon to be Big 3 if they hire me.

What's it like for a mid-career (35 years old) IT person to suddenly start working at a big 4 consulting firm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Things to know before taking a consulting position with extensive travel requirements?

Things to know before taking a consulting position with extensive travel requirements? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me start my environmental consulting career!

Help me start my environmental consulting career! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Don't want a post-doc! Want a Porsche!

Selling out successfully Few months away from finishing PhD, & no interest in staying in science. Can I use my fancy credentials to try and get a high-paying big-city job? Help me chart a course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Unlike my thesis committee, these people will not be impressed by pretty pictures of cells.

Cool, I have an interview at a consulting firm even though I have no business experience whatsoever! (Uh-oh... now what do I do?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

The Job Change Shuffle

I've been working as a consultant to a company that I want to work for full-time, but I don't want to burn any bridges or sour the relationship between my current employer and my (hopefully) soon-to-be employer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Two Clients, One Cup

I have two potential clients who are bidding on similar, but not identical, work with the same client. What's the etiquette here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 1 answer

How much of this moolah should be mine?

I work for a small (<40 people) specialized consulting firm. What should I be paid? My time is billed to clients at $150/hour. How much of that should I be seeing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I find clients for my newly-launched time management consulting firm?

How do I get clients for my newly-launched time management consulting firm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Full time job to...no time job?

Third job interview - now I have to write a proposal...now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 7 answers

I've got to go, but I know just the guy to help you out...

Have you, or someone you know, ever actually quit your job and convinced your employer to hire you back as a vendor or consultant, producing great happiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Round Table Group - Does it work?

About every 3 months, I receive an email asking me to join this company's [The Round Table Group (http://www.roundtablegroup.com/)] network of experts as a consultant. Is it worth my time? Is it a rotten deal? Are they blowing smoke? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Should I tell my boss that I'm planning to move on?

I'm looking for specific guidance (based on experience or intuition) about whether or not to tell my boss that I am planning a career transition--and whether/how to approach the boss about helping me find a job that will better suit my talents, interest and ambitions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Consulting - am I doing it wrong?

I'm just starting out as an independent network and systems contractor and I think I've agreed to a bad deal. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2009 - 21 answers

What kind of records do most sole proprietors, freelancers and consultants keep?

What sort of state of organization are the financial records of most sole proprietorships in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me use my powers for good. I've had enough evil for now.

What are the best places to work as a consultant for nonprofit and/or charitable organizations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Structuring a FOSS Support Contract

A very successful business has just decided to build their next mission critical application using free open source tools developed by my small little consulting company. They want to contract with us for ongoing support and improvements. How should we structure the deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

IT contracting: gracefully refusing runner-up opportunities?

If you are a programmer who works on contract, how do you gracefully deal with an excess of opportunity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2007 - 5 answers

How should I handle this sticky job situation?

How should I handle this sticky job situation? I was offered a job, declined, have worked as a consultant, and now they hired an executive and charged him with tasks I would have been doing had I taken the job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Can I got back to school and have a life at the same time?

How can I cut my work hours in half and have my pay scale down accordingly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2005 - 10 answers

select count(hours_billable) from day where status between idle and working;

Ethics in billing IT hours: I'm not 'working' but I'm not 'not-working'. How can I bill for my time? This is a lot more than just being on-call. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2005 - 18 answers

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