Is Consulting Right for Me?

At Q Consulting, this is a question we get asked a lot. As a people-first company, not only do we want to make sure that our consultants are a right fit for the jobs we have available to us, but we also want to make sure that the job is the right fit for our consultants and their lifestyles. If you have worked with us before, you’ll know that we take your questions and concerns very seriously, and will never push you to become a consultant if you don’t feel that it is right for you.

Debunking the Myths Around Consulting

But we also know that there are a lot of myths around consulting that make people who are great fits for the job uneasy about becoming one. In our previous blog post with long-time consultant Adam Fisher, he explains how he was initially apprehensive about becoming a consultant as it seemed like it wasn’t a stable option. After doing further research, he learned that not only was it stable, but it was also a great opportunity to gain experience in many different industries. He also found that it has allowed him to discover new projects that he was truly interested in working on while being compensated at a higher rate due to the project-based nature of the work he was doing (while still getting benefits!).

So if it’s the thought of instability that is putting off the idea of consulting for you, take it from Adam, who has now been a consultant for over two years and never sees himself going back to FTE, that consulting is much more stable than many think.

Ensuring It’s a Right Fit for Your Lifestyle

As an IT consulting firm, we may sound biased when we say that consulting is a great career path to take — but we will never push you into doing something we feel isn’t a good fit for you. After our initial conversation, our professional recruiters will be able to get a good feel as to whether or not consulting is the right fit for you and if you will thrive in this type of work. So, if you are debating becoming an IT consultant, we would love to set up a phone call with you to chat about you and your current career goals.

There truly has never been a better time than now to become an IT consultant. While it may feel risky due to the current state of our world, research has shown it has also led to a surge in the use of technology among people and organizations across the globe having to adjust to this new way of life. With that being said, this same research has found that the gig economy is also increasing in scale, meaning there is more of a need for people to work IT jobs that are arising due to the acceleration of technology use.

As a partner with several well-known, award-winning companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we have seen an influx of available IT, UX, and management jobs (among others), including:

  • IT Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Search Engine Marketing Analysts
  • Scrum Masters
  • UX Specialists’
  • Technical Writers
  • And more

If you are interested in any of these jobs (or any of the others posted on our website), ask yourself these 5 questions. If you answer yes to at least one of them, give us a call at Q Consulting and we can work together to:

  1. See if consulting is a good fit for you, and
  2. Find a position that is perfect for your wants, needs, and goals

At Q, we understand how intense big life transitions such as switching jobs can be. This is why we do everything in our power to support our consultants, make sure they end up at a job and with a company they are happy at, and are always just a text, phone call, or email away.