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IT Consultant: Top five discussions of 2010

From buzzwords to support favors to women in consulting, these posts earn the distinction of being the top five hottest IT Consultant discussions of 2010.

From buzzwords to support favors to women in consulting, these posts earn the distinction of being the top five hottest IT Consultant discussions of 2010.

1: Skip buzzwords for clear and concise communication

Buzzwords can impede rather than enhance business communications. Here are four tips for communicating clearly and concisely with clients.

2: Support favors: Where do you draw the line?

Every IT pro has been asked by family or friends for tech support. Chip Camden says IT consultants have even more reason than regular employees to let this imposition raise their blood pressure.

3: Is independent consulting dead?

Chip Camden thinks the reports of independent consulting being dead are exaggerated, though he concedes that there are greater obstacles to getting work.

4: Where are the women in IT consulting?

In Chip Camden's 20 years of consulting, he has only worked with one female consultant. He looked into whether his experience is unique in the IT industry. Find out what he learned.

5: How consultants can deal with the Impostor syndrome

The Impostor syndrome is a phenomenon in which successful people fail to appreciate their own abilities. Chip Camden offers consultants advice on what to do if they experience the syndrome.

About Mary Weilage

Mary Weilage is a Feature Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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