Contracting is not for everybody. But then, neither are jobs.
Do you find that no matter where you go, you have a knack for finding things that need to be done? Do you often find you can do the, too? In that case, you’re an immediate candidate for working as a contractor or consultant.
But that doesn’t make it easy. Getting through the initial transition can be tough, and living a lifestyle that lets you get through times of sparse work is mandatory. Fortunately, I’ve found that most of the year I’m swamped, and the majority of my colleagues agree. It’s much trickier learning which gigs you should turn down.
Computerworld has a very nice slideshow, “15 Tips for Surviving – and Thriving – as an IT Contractor”:
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