Author Topic: How to find project based IT work?  (Read 1474 times)

kiwi

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How to find project based IT work?
« on: February 28, 2013, 05:51:41 AM »
Hello fellow Mustachians,

I'm looking to change my work life, from full time work as a senior database developer/architect, to some kind of mix of part-time and/or contract work.

I'd been working part-time, 3 days a week for about 8 years, since my kids were born, and it was great.  Recently because of special circumstances, I accepted a full-time job.  Now I'd like to get back to part-time work, but potentially more independent, project based work. 

My previous work experience was always through contract firms or directly with companies.  There were VERY little part-time workers - usually I was the only one I knew of.  Also, all the work was either hourly or salaried, nothing was project based.

I've checked out websites like Elance, but it looks very discouraging - it doesn't seem like high-caliber companies post work there.

I'm planning on contacting people I've worked with before to ask them for work.  But other than that - what else could I be doing?

many thanks!


 

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Re: How to find project based IT work?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 09:44:02 AM »
Put a resume up on Dice.com and Monster.com.

Recruiters regularly send me emails about all kinds of contract opportunities for project based work.