Category Archives: Consulting Tips

Strengthen Your Job Skills by Volunteering

By Tony Thompson Volunteer activities not only keep you active and involved, but they can also give you a chance to practice your workplace skills. Here’s how I exercised my technical team leadership skills when I became part of a … Continue reading

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TIPS: Six Free Ways to Find Freelance Work

By Frances Chaves Freelancing may be the way you want to go or it may be a way to keep busy between jobs. But all freelancers face the same issue as the unemployed: how to find work.  Most of what … Continue reading

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Consulting Tips: Tax Implications for the Self-Employed

By Frances Chaves The self-employed, according to the IRS, are people whose earnings come from work done on their own, rather than as an employee of a company. In most cases, the clients of the self-employed do not withhold taxes … Continue reading

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CONSULTING TIPS: Ten Ways to Avoid Getting Stiffed

By Frances Chaves Not getting paid for work delivered is a major hazard of consulting and freelancing. The Freelancers Union (http://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/unpaidwages.html) reports: Last year 44 percent of independent workers had trouble getting paid for their work. Three out of four … Continue reading

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CONSULTING TIPS: Free Resources for Freelancers

By Frances Chaves If you are considering freelancing—often called consulting—you are not alone. NPR recently reported that more than 30 percent of U.S. workers, an estimated 13 million Americans, are now freelancers (http://www.npr.org/2012/04/10/150286116/for-freelancers-landing-a-workspace-gets- harder). So-called “nontraditional office workers”—telecommuters, freelancers and … Continue reading

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CONSULTING TIPS: Applying the ‘50% Rule’ to Your Job Search

By George Hunter I used to have to travel a lot for work when my kids were young. I made a promise to myself and my family I would never miss being home with them on a Saturday morning. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Funding for Further Training: Managing the Grants Process

By Frances Chaves Isn’t there something you have always wanted to study? Or to be competitive in today’s job market do you need to update your current skill set with the most up-to-date practices? New Jersey or the federal government … Continue reading

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