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What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant?

What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant? [more inside]
posted by libertypie on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

What do I charge my new clients?

How much do I charge for Server and Desktop Support? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Educational training--web marketing examples?

What are some successful, small organizations (with websites) that offer training to colleges and school districts in the U.S.? Looking for marketing inspiration, nothing specific subject-wise. [more inside]
posted by circular on Jan 12, 2012 - 2 answers

As a consultant-owner of a new US company, what do I need to know about doing business in Canada?

I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Dec 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Is it worth forming a single person LLC for moonlighting and other tips for LLCs?

Is it worth forming a single person LLC for moonlighting and other tips for LLCs? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Dec 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Wow, a job offer...to do the same job...and piss everyone off?

A consulting company that I work with would like to hire me away from my employer but then provide consulting services to them. Is this ever a good idea? What do I need to know/find out before moving forward? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Dec 6, 2011 - 14 answers

McKinsey for the Right-Brainers?

McKinsey for the creative type - Are there firms which do 'creative consulting'? [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces on Dec 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Have my job search and eat it, too.

How to look for a full-time job while my consultancy also tries to place me? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me get back into the workforce

How should I handle leaving a job due to illness (and a subsequent extended absence) when reapplying to jobs in finance and consulting? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Nov 10, 2011 - 13 answers

How does one support themselves financially while starting to work as an independent consultant?

How does one support themselves financially while starting to work as an independent consultant? How do I make ends meet at first? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Nov 10, 2011 - 16 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

Non-traditional library careers

(1) What are some non-traditional careers out there for MLIS graduates? (2) Also, I've heard a little bit about consulting and information architecture, but how does one get started in these fields? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

What services are worth £500 an hour?

Are there any skillsets for which a consultant in the UK could charge £500 an hour? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Oct 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Clueless Consultant

Becoming a Consultant: After being an employee of a major consumer goods company for over six years, and climbing up the ladder very quickly, I am leaving my job to be with my fiance halfway around the world. I have a job offer to do the same as I was before, except as a consultant. What's the difference between being a consultant and a regular company full time employee? [more inside]
posted by peachtree on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

What is a case study interview (and other questions about consulting firms)?

What is a case study interview (and other questions about consulting firms)? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me decide how to get this job!

I think I'm interested in a job as a "field consultant" with a specific franchise tutoring company. Is my plan feasible/reasonable? This is the first job posting I've seen in months that has gotten me excited. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal?

Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Hints, tricks, or hacks for moonlighting, freelancing, or consulting work?

Hints, tricks, or hacks for moonlighting, freelancing, or consulting especially in regards to setting up a LLC and setting fees? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Lawyer recommendation for a small IT consulting company?

Can anyone recommend an attorney for a small IT consulting company in the Chicago/North Shore area? My husband hopes to embark on a new contract with a Big Firm, and it's time to revisit some legal aspects involved in this type of adventure. Many thanks in advance.
posted by onepot on Aug 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Is consulting for me?

Management consulting for lawyers. Is there any path for early mid-career lawyers (5-10 years out) in management consulting? Is management consulting for me? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Aug 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I apply to this position in another team or just let it go and try new company?

Should I apply to this position in another team or just let it go and try new company? Please suggest. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Aug 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Need Management Consulting Help

I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Too safe to go, too poor to stay - to open a private consulting business or not?

Has anyone ever regretted leaving a stable IT job with a pension and good benefits to consult in private industry? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Aug 4, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I stop my city government from outsourcing the decision to outsource government services?

I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
posted by copystar on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Clock in, clock out, clock back in

I’m a systems analyst who just started consulting. What are the expectations for my weekly hours? Not the expectations in the contract, the real ones. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 28, 2011 - 10 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

It's not stealing if...

An etiquette/ethical question about consulting contracts and dealing with recruiters. The question is: would this be considered stealing a contract? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jun 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Got my "Ghost Hunter" business card, now what?

How do off-the-wall, one-person operations get their professional start? [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on May 28, 2011 - 7 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

Should I doubt my awesomeness?

Okay, okay. I started sending out resumes. Now I need some help separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. All of these emails about consulting and contract positions - are they worthwhile, or just recruiter spam? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Apr 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for women and minority candidates in software?

Where can I look to increase my pool of women and minority candidates for a software consulting position? [more inside]
posted by herda05 on Mar 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Business-oriented options for a scientific Ph.D.?

Finishing a Ph.D. in the sciences and want to leave the bench behind for something that’s more “big picture” (i.e. has some elements of business, strategy, or product development). Things are getting a little time-sensitive. Looking for input from people who have made a similar switch and/or work in a related area (i.e. consulting or the business end of industrial R&D). [more inside]
posted by noted industrialist on Mar 22, 2011 - 5 answers

A friend in need

How to politely bring up money to a friend before I work for free? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Doing the Web Stuff So You Don't Have To: Who Am I?

Content manager? Social media consultant? Help me find this job title, so I can (most efficiently) learn more about this job. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Feb 28, 2011 - 19 answers

I'd like to do a little reading first, then talk to the professional.

Career moves and taxes question: Need recommendations for resources that I can read to help me understand how my tax situation changes a) due to career-related educational expenses and b) when I start consulting. Also need a CPA in Chicago who will help me sort through these issues. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Will Consult for Cappuccinos

Many of my friends work in digital media and advertising and I've often helped them brainstorm. But lately I'm receiving more and more requests from strangers who know me from my writing or various websites and want to get together to discuss whatever "big project" they are working on. [more inside]
posted by pinafore on Dec 29, 2010 - 8 answers

You're a man of the world, aren't you...I mean, er, you've er... you've been there haven't you... What's it like?

I'm going to start consulting this summer - what will it be like? What should I know going in? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

My liberal arts degree did not prepare me for this.

I run a very small professional services firm. The firm has had a great first couple years and has built up a solid client base and some decent cash reserves. I have long been considering bringing on my first partner to expand the kinds of services we can offer to our clients. Now that I have found the ideal candidate, I find myself struggling with the details around how to structure the partnership. Any recommended books or other resources to help guide a very small growing firm? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Nov 2, 2010 - 7 answers

less work and more non-billable time makes me a dull consultant

I'm an entry-level billable employee at a consulting firm. Things are slow for me right now. I'm looking for advice on how to best use my free time and to stay on track when I'm not that busy. [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Oct 6, 2010 - 8 answers

How to become a Web Usability consultant?

Does anyone have any experience becoming a Web Usability consultant? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Oct 4, 2010 - 12 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

restaurant consultant reading list

I'm interested in becoming a restaurant consultant. What books should I read?
posted by Infernarl on Sep 24, 2010 - 2 answers

I'm considering becoming a consultant. What can I claim as a tax deduction (in Canada)?

I'm assuming that there will be legitimate deductions I can claim for expenses come tax time (in Québec), and I'm wondering if anyone can advise as me to what they might be? Computers? Gas? Rent? Anything else? [more inside]
posted by Pazzovizza on Sep 24, 2010 - 1 answer

I fail at crisatunity. Wall of text follows.

There can be only one (full-time employee in this company). Help me get through this - and/or possibly get out? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Aug 27, 2010 - 6 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

Hourly Rate to Charge for Contracting as a PM/Scheduler

What's the going rate for contracting in Northern California as a Project Manager and Scheduler? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for more work! How do I become a marketing writer consultant?

Anyone have experience as a creative content/marketing writer consultant? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jul 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Would you pay to have a temporary SME?

My pitch to a company with open positions: You have a job opening, I'm [overqualified] for that job, but I can start as a consultant immediately and since I'm already experienced in that role I can hit the ground running. More importantly my role is to be a placeholder for that position until you find the permanent candidate you want, and when they start I'll train them and get them up to speed and then be on my merry way (unless you have another open position). [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jun 17, 2010 - 4 answers

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