From today’s New York Times, “Despite Recession, High Demand for Skilled Labor,” by Louis Uchitelle, an excerpt:
Some jobs need qualified help:
“Welder is one, employers report. Critical care nurse is another. Electrical lineman is yet another, particularly those skilled in stringing high-voltage wires across the landscape. Special education teachers are in demand. So are geotechnical engineers, trained in geology as well as engineering, a combination sought for oil field work. Respiratory therapists, who help the ill breathe, are not easily found, at least not by the Permanente Medical Group, which employs more than 30,000 health professionals. And with infrastructure spending now on the rise, civil engineers are in demand to supervise the work.”
As consultants, you have to find the demand. There are segments doing well. As an experienced consultant, you can make that “perfect weld” that most can’t. Find the business and make it your prospect.