Talent Resources

Skilled professionals are going independent to capitalize on their strengths, gain ownership over how they work, and select projects that interest and excite them. Build your consultancy and successfully execute projects with help from these expert resources and independent talent tips.

  • How to Hit the Ground Running on a New Independent Consulting Engagement

    How to Hit the Ground Running on a New Independent Consulting Engagement

    Getting started on new projects with new clients can be daunting. Read what five independent experts in the BTG marketplace do to excel here.

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  • Digital Overload for Consultants: 5 Tips to Help You Cope

    Digital Overload for Consultants: 5 Tips to Help You Cope

    Digital overload can take a serious toll on your personal and work life. Lessen the negative effects with these strategies for consultants.

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  • Wellness Ideas and Resources for Remote Workers

    Wellness Ideas and Resources for Remote Workers

    In today’s world of remote work, pandemic-related stress, and economic fluctuation, mental and physical health all too often take a backseat to more seemingly urgent matters. Earlier this year, a...

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  • Is TikTok a Good Fit for Independent Talent?

    Is TikTok a Good Fit for Independent Talent?

    For independent talent, investing the time to understand TikTok best practices and establishing yourself on the platform could pay off in time.

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  • 10 Tips For Virtual Presentations And Public Speaking

    10 Tips For Virtual Presentations And Public Speaking

    Virtual presentation skills have become an essential skill for independent consultants. Here are 10 tips to help you master presenting virtually.

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  • 5 Types of Post-MBA Professionals Who Pivot to Consulting

    5 Types of Post-MBA Professionals Who Pivot to Consulting

    A few years ago, I was chatting with a classmate from my Chicago Booth MBA program, and she told me about the work she was doing as an “independent consultant.” I had no idea what an independent...

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  • Business Talent Group Research Spotlights Most In-Demand Skills Fueling the Post-Pandemic Economy

    Business Talent Group Research Spotlights Most In-Demand Skills Fueling the Post-Pandemic Economy

    BTG's fourth annual index chronicles the most sought-after independent talent skills leveraged by global companies to address critical projects in the current K-shaped economic recovery.

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  • Virtual Networking: How to Stay Connected in a Remote Work World

    Virtual Networking: How to Stay Connected in a Remote Work World

    Networking is key for independent talent in an increasingly remote world. Try these tips to build connections through virtual networking.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Independent Consulting Is on the Rise

    5 Reasons Why Independent Consulting Is on the Rise

    The need for independent consulting to accelerate business growth is greater than ever. See why today's top talent are choosing project-based work.

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  • 18 Video Interview Tips to Ace Your Next Client Call

    18 Video Interview Tips to Ace Your Next Client Call

    Video interviews are a crucial part of an independent professional’s career. Try these video interview tips to make a great first impression.

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  • Collaborating Effectively: How to Get Buy-In from Key Stakeholders

    Collaborating Effectively: How to Get Buy-In from Key Stakeholders

    Securing buy-in from key stakeholders is an art—and critical to ensuring a project’s success. Try these tips to collaborate effectively.

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  • 5 Common Mistakes New Consultants Make And How to Avoid Them

    5 Common Mistakes New Consultants Make And How to Avoid Them

    Mistakes are inevitable anytime you’re starting a new venture. Beware of these five common mistakes new consultants make.

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  • 6 Financial Best Practices for New Consultants

    6 Financial Best Practices for New Consultants

    Setting up a strong financial foundation is a critical step for new consultants. Here are six financial best practices for consultants to focus on.

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  • Client Retention Tips to Turn One-Off Consulting Projects into Repeat Business

    Client Retention Tips to Turn One-Off Consulting Projects into Repeat Business

    One of the best ways to grow your consulting revenue is through repeat business. Try these 5 client retention tips to turn one-off gigs into recurring work.

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  • 7 Tips for Choosing Projects and Managing Your Project Pipeline

    7 Tips for Choosing Projects and Managing Your Project Pipeline

    Succeeding as an independent talent requires a steady pipeline of projects in your niche. Try these tips for project selection and pipeline management.

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  • Wellness at Work: How We Can Stay Healthy Together

    Wellness at Work: How We Can Stay Healthy Together

    We designated the month of September “Wellness Month” at Business Talent Group (BTG). One of the driving reasons for my joining BTG just about a year ago was the organization’s core values, which...

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  • How to Find the Right Clients for Your Consulting Business

    How to Find the Right Clients for Your Consulting Business

    Finding consulting clients can be challenging, but if you take the right actions, you can build a repeatable process to get clients and do work that's meaningful to you.

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  • Independent Talent Trends in the Time of COVID-19

    Independent Talent Trends in the Time of COVID-19

    Workforces throughout the U.S. are engaging independent talent more than ever before, and likely will continue to do so when COVID-19 is behind us.

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  • How to Handle a Tough Conversation With a Client

    How to Handle a Tough Conversation With a Client

    Problems occasionally arise in client relationships for even the best consultants. Try these tips the next time you need to have a difficult conversation.

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  • Executive Summary Writing Guide

    Executive Summary Writing Guide

    Whether you're writing a LinkedIn bio, a resume objective, or a project application, you'll need to distill your skills and experience into just a few sentences that highlight your expertise.

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