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Posted by on in Communication

My last entry (read here) seems to have created a little bit of controversy, and I have received feedback from a couple of consultants about my ideas on how consultants should view workplace relationships.

I have been back and forth with each person that responded but I had one question that I thought I might address here.  As per the individual’s request, their identity will remain anonymous.

Here is one of the replies I received:

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Posted by on in Communication

Experience and job maturity that boomers bring to a position are not viewed as positively now by some, as are the younger more technically adept generations that were born into technology.

Hiring managers are always trying to get the best possible person for the job, but is their perspective skewed by their take on who uses and knows technology best.

Technology is getting extremely powerful to the point where it is viewed and included as a descriptor for marketing, business and communications efforts, .e.g Social and digital media marketing, Technical Communications  (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, Flickr, You Tube, etc.).

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Posted by on in Business

As a consultant, you walk into the office and notice you’re one of the first people on the job.  You throw on a pot of coffee.  You sit down at your desk, boot up the computer and get back to work on a deliverable you’d been up late working on the night before.

Slowly your co-workers, or the “employees”, drift into the office talking about the morning traffic, their relaxing evening of television, some upcoming sporting event or just to complain about the coffee.  You ignore the drone of voices surrounding your workspace and keep plugging away.  When they finally do get down to work it’s nearly break time and, before you know it, they are back up milling about.

Yet there you are, head down at your desk and pushing forward.  You feel like you pretty much carry the team.  So, why don’t they like you?

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Posted by on in Procurement

In the MGIS database we have 750+ CVs.  I’m certain other companies have similar libraries of consultant resumes.

Nonetheless, when a job requirement comes in I can tell you that for me, and nearly all of my recruiting colleagues, those libraries will remain untouched.

Where do we all go to find the perfect consultant?  Why, LinkedIn of course!

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Posted by on in Procurement

It's almost mid-January.  Congrats, you survived the holidays mostly in one piece!

Now it's back to the consultant's reality of mining for your next piece of business.  Even if you are currently with a client, that March 31 date looms large over budgets, and we all know how that has been over the past year or so.

The good news?  March Madness is coming, and if you have not started preparing it might be too late!

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Posted by on in Procurement

With the holidays ramping up into full swing you find yourself out at gatherings and parties meeting all sorts of new people from all walks of business.  While 99% of the conversations with your new acquaintances revolve around holiday travel, the NHL lockout or something equally as enthralling, every once and awhile you actually find someone with a need.  A need you as a consultant can fill!

The problem is that Ottawa is a government town, so even though you are the perfect resource to step in and solve your new friend’s problem they quickly explain that it is impossible because of the abundance of confusing and exclusive Government of Canada procurement rules.  Disappointment sets in as you part ways and you watch a potentially lucrative job bundle up and brave out into the cold, never to be seen again.

What you should know is that your sad holiday tale does not need to end this way…

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Posted by on in Procurement

How often is it that when you finally pick up the phone to talk to a Recruiter (who has called half a dozen times in past half hour) that they offer you a job that matches your experience perfectly, is long-term and almost doubles the per diem you are currently making.

Never?  

Right, but that's not even the worst part...

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Posted by on in News

Consider this your official welcome to the new MGIS website!

We've been working very hard on creating a web presence that offers key information and resources to both clients and consultants, and helps set us apart as one of the premier Professional Services companies in Ottawa.

If you have visited the previous incarnation of mgisinc.ca, you already know the significant changes that we've made to the site!

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Posted by on in Project Management

How do you approach your offsite project?

How do you utilize the most effective Project Management & Quality Management tools and techniques?

In order to ensure successful completion:

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