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By: bhobart
June 4, 2013
I often talk about how consulting is a great alternative to a career in the traditional, corporate world. In my most recent blog post, I wrote about the deterioration of the social contract that corporate workers were once able to depend on. Times have changed considerably, and the changes have certainly not worked in the favor of the American corporate worker. That's why a career in consulting is much less scary than a position within a corporate entity. Unfortunately, some people still...
By: bhobart
May 30, 2013
There's no doubt about it – the world can be a scary place, sometimes. All you have to do is turn on the news to feel frightened about your future or the safety of your family. These days, it can be incredibly easy to just throw in the towel and let fear have the final say regarding how you live your life, but that's no way to live. If we let fear run our lives, then nothing would get done, and we'd rarely – if ever – experience the joys and rewards that life has...
By: bhobart
May 28, 2013
  A lot of people become excited about starting a consulting business when they find themselves at one of life's crossroads, but they tend to hit snags when it comes to the practical work they need to accomplish in order to make it happen. Some people simply become overwhelmed by the process, which is understandable given the nature of how most human beings handle change. Thankfully, if you are wondering how to start a consulting business today, you have a much easier road ahead of...
By: bhobart
May 23, 2013
In my last post, “Do You Really Need Consultant Training to be a Consultant?” I talked about how a large number of people are turned away from potential consulting careers because they're convinced that special training, certifications and prerequisites are necessary. While it's true that the corporate trend seems to be to require an increasing number of certifications and other (ultimately meaningless) pieces of paper from employees, companies use a different set of...
By: bhobart
May 20, 2013
A lot of people consider careers in consulting, but they eventually decide that the process of joining the consulting field is too daunting. Unfortunately, their decisions are often based on misinformation or incorrect assumptions about consulting as a career. For example, many people think that they have to engage in countless hours of intense consultant training or receive special certifications just to get a foot in the door. They look at the corporate world, where certifications and...

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