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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Initial Hiring Tips for Those Looking to Hire Professional Computer Consulting Firms

Because you are working in today’s high tech world, you probably find yourself in need of a skilled computer consulting firm to help you with your many IT needs. But before you hire the first person that shows up, you need to think about the following Computer Consulting 101 initial tips for interviewing computer consulting firms. These questions will help get you started to finding the right fit for your company.

PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME COMPUTER CONSULTING EXPERTS

Does the computer consulting expert have a day job or is he/she moonlighting?

SOLO COMPUTER CONSULTING EXPERT OR TRUE BUSINESS

Ask what is meant by the “we” and get details about the members of the computer consulting business. Are they employees or contractors? What are their names, specialties and backgrounds, and will they be working with your account?

SMALL BUSINESS OR LARGE COMPANY COMPUTER CONSULTING

What is the size of the computer consulting firm’s standard client, meaning how many PCs and employees are involved and what is the annual revenue?

GENERALIST OR SPECIALIST

What industries and vertical markets has the computer consulting company worked with in the past, and with what software applications? What kinds of products, services and platforms does the company not like to work with, and does it work with specific specialty hardware, software or service vendors?

These questions can provide a good first step for even the most inexperienced at hiring technology support.

Blogged By: Computer Consulting Kit