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By aminabdulkhaliq ·
I am graduating from college in May of 2001 with an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems Management. I'd like to become an indepentdent network consultant in the education field. My question is. How does one get started establishing a career as an independent consultant.

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by Kyu In reply to getting Started as a Netw ...

See if this website helps you.

www.infouser.com

All the best in your career.

Kyu

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by aminabdulkhaliq In reply to getting Started as a Netw ...

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by wascheer In reply to getting Started as a Netw ...

My own take is that it is best not to START as a consultant. Building and IT career is a bit like getting started in comedy - you need to find someplace safe to fail.

My recommendation is to find community organizations such as churches, etc. whoneed help, but can't pay much and start there. They allow you to be a bit rusty while honing your skills. Alternately - state & local govt seem to be always hungry fro talented IT people. They just can't pay the private sector $$, and often you can get a lot of training if you look for the right position.

You need to build a resume that says that you actually know how to do something - not that you have a degree. From there - start posting on techrepublic's job site - or dice.com or headhunter.com.

C'mon in - the water's fine!

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by PenguinOne! In reply to getting Started as a Netw ...

I would have to stress even more strongly than the previous poster that you should actually get out and do real "industry" work first. I mean, you can start out and do work with governments and NPOs for experience, but why? Especially when they doindeed pay less money. You need to get out to a real company that does real, hard-core development, and learn the "tricks of the trade" and do your time getting experience before trying to get out and do it yourself. My goals are similar to yours- Iwant to be my own boss and be a consultant, but I have a ways to go and I have been doing this for 5 years. You learn a lot on the job, so don't skip the important steps.

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