How to Determine Your Hourly Consulting Rate

How to Determine Your Hourly Consulting Rate

One of the most challenging parts of becoming an independent consultant is setting your hourly rate. How do you put an objective price on your own work? We’re here to walk you through the steps to determining your hourly consulting rate.

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So You Got Laid Off

So You Got Laid Off. Now What?

A layoff can feel like a huge career setback. But that’s not always the case. In fact, getting laid off might be the push you need to really get your professional life off the ground.

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Get hired faster

How Lyghtning Gets You Hired Faster

Poor design hurts process. We’re proud to offer a better product design that gives you a better experience as a job seeker and gets you hired faster.

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Continuing Education Resources for Consultants

6 Continuing Education Resources for Consultants

Independent consultants are pursued by clients for subject matter expertise demonstrated through their project history and work experience. But as you’re beefing up your resume, don’t underestimate the value of continuing education and certifications.

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Independent Contracting is the Future of Employment

Why Independent Contracting is the Future of Employment

Independent contracting is a growing trend across all industries, and consulting is no exception. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the market trends that have made contracting a more sustainable option for companies and independent workers alike.

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Mistakes Independent Consultants Make

5 Mistakes Independent Consultants Make

Independent consulting is a saturated and highly competitive market. In order to stand out, here are five mistakes you should always avoid.

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Maximize your return on consulting investment

5 Ways to Maximize Your Return on Consulting Investment

Hiring a consultant is a major investment that can have tremendous benefits. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to evaluate the return that an organization receives from its consulting efforts. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most out of these investments.

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Why the Staffing Industry Needs an Upgrade

Why the Staffing Industry Needs an Upgrade

As employment trends shift towards independent contracting, companies are turning to staffing firms to fill temporary positions on a per-project basis. While these traditional staffing firms get the job done, they frequently lack efficiency, accuracy, and added value.

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