Spring is here – The “hottest” time of year for new contracts!

It’s Spring!  Although you wouldn’t know it here in Boston, it’s a comfy 30 degrees outside today.  With warmer weather right around the corner, this is the time of year clients traditionally start up new projects and will be looking for new consultants.  Spring is always the busiest time of year for recruiting and new engagements.  Now is the time to be on the lookout!

If you are not participating in all the Epic groups on LinkedIn, sign up today.  Be cautious that many of these are straight forward recruiting sites, but many have discussion boards that are worth reading.  I personally find the following the best:

  • Epic Job Seekers
  • Epic Users – 1 Stop Shop
  • Epic Knowledge at your Fingertips
  • Epic – Contract Professionals
  • Epic Certified

Almost all the firms have representation on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Naymz.  I myself prefer to go to the source directly.  Take a look at the various firms website.  Some are pretty sad, that would be a red flag.  Others provide fantastic detail on opportunities and their organizational structure.

What I love about the world of Epic, is there are so many choices.  With over 45 firms that offer Epic support services, the consultant has the upper hand.  I’m always hiring.  My friends at many competing firms are also always hiring.  Have a preferences of size of organization, leadership structure, bench/bonus policies, or hourly versus salary?  Every single firm has a something different to offer in each of these areas.  Have a list of what you want…and then match it up.

Good luck with your search.  Obviously you can always contact me directly if you want to discuss options out there that are a good fit for you.

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