In this episode, host Kevin Griffin chats with special guest Scott Eastin, owner of EastinIT Security, shedding light on the landscape of part-time freelancing and consulting in addition to usual full-time roles. Scott offers invaluable tips on what he looks for when vetting freelancers and independent consultants. He highlights the importance of being responsive, having an impressive LinkedIn profile, coupling work commitments with meetings, and project follow-through. Scott chronicles his transition from full-time employment to independent consulting, driven by the desire for a better work experience. He also explores the impact of the 2023 market dip on the consulting market and shares optimistic predictions for 2024. The video culminates with advice for professionals to plan their career trajectory with a 'Plan B,' suggesting that part-time consulting can be lucrative and a great fallback option.
Scott Eastin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seastin/