For 13 years I have only practiced in the full time, permanent job part of the industry. I have passed consulting/contracting requests and consultants/contractors on to friends at other firms.
Around October of 2009 I noticed an increase in requests from clients for this service. In March of 2010 it was easy to see the market definitely picked up and as this summer has progressed more momentum.
A few weeks ago I had a client tell me I was an “idiot” for not expanding my business. Actually there was a word in front of “idiot” but I usually save that for Gopher football games.
It may have taken
much longer way too long to take the plunge but take it I am.
As we get into Q4 of 2010 I am going start talking with clients to see how I can better serve them with both offerings and by Q1 2011 have this up and running with all the glitches worked out.
I have much to learn but I have a lot of friends who are giving me their time to educate me.
So if you are looking for a full time or part time contract in IT send me an email with:
- A summary of your skill set (a paragraph or two) with some plain language about what you do. This can be in the email
- When you are available
- Bill rate range
- What you really want to work on
- Status: 1099, Corp to Corp, FT employee, Benefits
You MUST be in/near Minneapolis.
I am not going to specialize in a skill set (yet) so I am looking to speak with Help Desk to CIO’s, Project Managers and Business Analysts, Programmers, Developers, Analysts and Network/Unix Administrators.
Here are some skill sets I am seeing a lot of demand for (please do not allow this to exclude you if your skill set is not listed):
- Java Developers
- Microsoft Developers
- Data Architects
- Database Administrators
- Quality Assurance Analysts
- Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- SharePoint Developers
- IT Security
I know this is a vague list but not until I start taking in job descriptions will I be able to be more detailed.
Send your information to email@example.com and I will get back to you within a couple of days to let you know how I am progressing with this venture.
I promise you will get a response.
This already feels like a new and refreshing way to do things, right?
To stay in touch with jobs being posted do any of the following:
- Minnesota Headhunter RSS (this is the whole blog)
- Minnesota Headhunter RSS via Email (this is the whole blog)
- Minnesota IT Jobs RSS (just the jobs)
- Paul DeBettignies Notes (email newsletter 2X a month)
If you have any questions, thoughts and/or advice post them below in the comments or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh hey, if you know of a company that should know about this send them this link and/or email me the company name and contact if you have one.