Becoming a Consultant: Where Do I Start?

Laurie Ruettimann Career Advice, Career Paths, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Networking, Personal Brand, The HR Profession 2 Comments

Not a day goes by without someone asking me how they can quit their job and become a consultant, coach, speaker, or entrepreneur. “I’m thinking about going out on my own, Laurie. How do I get started?” – HR and Recruiting Peeps Do you dream about quitting your job and going out on your own? It’s not unusual. Some people …

Utilize Your Network as Free Consultants

Ed Baldwin Audacious Ideas, Career Advice, Ed Baldwin, Learning, Networking

Think about the best professional advice you’ve ever received. Where did it come from? A how-to YouTube video?  A TED talk?  Your spouse?  An executive coach?  Maybe a lawyer?  A book?  A keynote speech at an HR/talent conference?  Likely not. Or… from a fellow HR/talent colleague?  Yep, that’s what I thought. Networking is all the rage.  So are conferences, podcasts, …

Welcome? 3 (More) Challenges For the FNG

John Whitaker employee experience, John Whitaker, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent

Back in June, I wrote a post describing some of the initial pain points of re-entering the corporate world after years in a role as a consultant. Much of the challenge is acclimating to the new physical environment – dress codes, standard work hours, staff meetings and the like. All of the brick & mortar adaptations that initially shock our …

News Flash…There's still a Social Media Sourcing Gap…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

My personal and professional social media experience has been a progression. I knew about it and toyed with prior to 2008, 2008 I stepped into the pool and got about knee deep examining all the potential it offered. 2010 I actually dove into the poo l and found that if I used it every darn day I reaped a huge …