- Publisher: Technion Books; First Edition edition (September 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964711621
- ISBN-13: 978-0964711624
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,967,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Janet Ruhl's Answers for Computer Contractors: How to Get the Highest Rates and the Fairest Deals from Consulting Firms, Agencies, and Clients First Edition Edition
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Janet poses some of the most commonly asked questions of computer contractors - 1) W-2 or 1099?, 2) How much should I charge?, 3) What should I look for in a consulting contract?, and many others. She then offers her expert advice on how to address specific issues that affect computer contractors. She backs up her advice with numerous charts and graphs.
I hope that Janet updates both of these books soon. As is, they contain valuable information and are well worth the money.
Mitch Paioff, Author, Getting Started as an Independent Computer Consultant
Getting Started as an Independent Computer Consultant
The salary information in it may be a little out of date, and the sample size of salaries is so small and spread out that it's difficult to know what the statistical significance is.
If you are new to computer consulting, buy this book as it will pay for itself 10 times over with your first contract. If you are an experienced computer consultant, buy this book as it will help your consulting career move forward and upward.
Virtually all recruiting firms operate by a self-serving code of silence that denies contractors access to the very information they need to succeed. This book levels the playing field by telling you how to select a contract broker, how to work with them to your advantage, how to get the best rates, and how to evaluate and negotiate an employment contract that is fair and equitable to both sides. There is a chapter that explains the mysteries of W-2 vs. 1099 vs. Corp. status. Another chapter gives you the basic information you need to take that next big step to direct consulting.
This book is not a contractor's bible or a comprehensive instruction manual. Nor is it meant to be. The book's straightforward Q & A format and logical organization make it easy to read, and easy to locate answers to your specific questions. Answers for Computer Contractors is must reading for every recently downsized corporate employee, newbie contractor, and anyone else considering a career in contracting. Highly Recommended.
--James R. Ziegler