When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage

When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage

Are you one of the thousands of people affected by massive layoffs in the tech industry? Or are you a consultant that has just completed a project and you’re not sure what you’ll be working on next? Try these practical tips to re-engage and put yourself back in the job market. 1. Do an outbound … Continue reading When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage

Insight from Marketing Maven Molly St. Louis

Insight from Marketing Maven Molly St. Louis

In last month’s edition of EM’s Third Thursday Talks series, Ken spoke with Molly St. Louis, previously a consultant with EM and now head of marketing for Dealtale. She has previously worked in PR and has been a writer for Inc., AdWeek, The Huffington Post, and Business New Daily.   Here are some key takeaways from … Continue reading Insight from Marketing Maven Molly St. Louis

Third Thursday Talks | Molly St. Louis, “3 Types of Content: Earned, Owned, and Branded”

Third Thursday Talks | Molly St. Louis, “3 Types of Content: Earned, Owned, and Branded”

EM is premiering a new series known as Third Thursday Talks. We will be speaking with a wide array of EM community members on topics such as how they found consulting, and deep dives into their areas of expertise. To start the series, here is a discussion on how one finds success freelancing. Last month’s Third … Continue reading Third Thursday Talks | Molly St. Louis, “3 Types of Content: Earned, Owned, and Branded”

What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

Recent data shows that inflation is at its highest level since 1982. And the labor market is hot, with 1.8 job openings for every worker actively looking for a job. These changes have boosted wages in recent months in industries across the economy. Most of the conversation about labor shortages and wage growth has related … Continue reading What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

Third Thursday Talks | Kristen Matthews on Influencer Marketing

Third Thursday Talks | Kristen Matthews on Influencer Marketing

EM is premiering a new series known as Third Thursday Talks. We will be speaking with a wide array of EM community members on topics such as how they found consulting, and deep dives into their areas of expertise. To start the series, here is a discussion on influencer marketing. Ken spoke with Kristen Matthews, … Continue reading Third Thursday Talks | Kristen Matthews on Influencer Marketing

Third Thursday Talks | Adam Duran, “Humble, Hungry, and Smart”

Third Thursday Talks | Adam Duran, “Humble, Hungry, and Smart”

EM is premiering a new series known as Third Thursday Talks. We will be speaking with a wide array of EM community members on topics such as how they found consulting, and deep dives into their areas of expertise. To start the series, here is a discussion on how one finds success freelancing. It’s often … Continue reading Third Thursday Talks | Adam Duran, “Humble, Hungry, and Smart”

How A Little Tough Love Helped Me Achieve Freelance Success

How A Little Tough Love Helped Me Achieve Freelance Success

When I first decided to go full-time freelance, my husband gave me the huge gift of a little tough love. I was scared to make this leap, and so I was soft-pedaling the decision: “Maybe I’ll give it a try,” I was saying. “I’ll just see how it goes.” When you’re in the jar you … Continue reading How A Little Tough Love Helped Me Achieve Freelance Success

Successful Consultants Do This One Thing Every Day: They Network

Successful Consultants Do This One Thing Every Day: They Network

Networking is one of the keys to developing a steady stream of work as a consultant. And, one of the keys to networking success is to always be networking. That might require you to change the way you think about networking. It’s not just an activity that’s reserved for business events, coffee dates, or some … Continue reading Successful Consultants Do This One Thing Every Day: They Network

3 Skills Every Consultant Should Master

3 Skills Every Consultant Should Master

The key to being successful as an independent consultant is building relationships and reliably getting work done. As an outside resource, you have more control over your time than an employee. Your goal should be to become a trusted resource managers can always count on to deliver — without them having to put much effort … Continue reading 3 Skills Every Consultant Should Master

How to Keep Your Consulting Gig When Your Manager Leaves

How to Keep Your Consulting Gig When Your Manager Leaves

Stick around consulting long enough, and it will happen: You’ve got a solid gig and you’re cranking out great work and then all of a sudden, your manager, the person who brought you on board, tells you they’re leaving the company. Early in my career, when this happened I would get this sinking feeling in … Continue reading How to Keep Your Consulting Gig When Your Manager Leaves