I would agree.  I have 20 years of both technical and business experience,
but it seems that you need to find a few good recruiters to work with.  The
problem I see with the dice.com places is the multiple listing of the same
job.  I don't really understand why the client does that, I never practiced
that when I was the Director of IT.  I am yet to find one that really wants
to build a long-term relationship.  If you find one let us know.

This year has been ok, still have quite a bit of work in small and mid-size
business, downside is the rate is not where we want it.  I use the discount
method in these times to keep the cash flowing, we have had 3 clients go
chapter 11.  Business is all about cash.  This has also allowed a little
higher rate, but lower if they pay on-time.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: consult400-admin@midrange.com
[mailto:consult400-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Deborah Havlik
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 11:54 AM
To: consult400@midrange.com
Subject: RE: [Consult400] AS/400 Consulting/Contract Programming



Richard, I went out to a lot of websites.  You can even create profiles, and
you will receive a notification, the next morning, of jobs that potentially
fit your skills.  However, I found the notifications to be too late.  When I
sent resumes the day after a job was posted, I found out I was too late.
They had already been inundated with responses.  I tried to send my resume
within an hour or two of the posting.  I, also, have many specialties.  I
have over 16 years of experience.  Specialized areas are EDI, ERP,
manufacturing, distribution, etc.  It was a very tough year, and I wish you
the best of luck.

>From: Richard Reeve <richreeve@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: consult400@midrange.com
>To: consult400@midrange.com
>Subject: RE: [Consult400] AS/400 Consulting/Contract Programming
>Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 08:43:36 -0700 (PDT)
>
>I generally use email as the means of contact.  As for
>my rate, I charge one rate for all functions
>(programming, analysis and design, etc) and it is in
>the $50 - $55/hr range.
>
>Thanks for your advice.
>
>Rich
>--- Dan Neal <dneal@btcgrp.com> wrote:
> > What method did you use for contact of the
> > client(recruiter).  E-Mail,
> > phone, fax, etc.  It would appear that email by
> > itself does not work.
> >
> > On another note, what sort of rates are you seeing
> > for
> >
> >     programming
> >     analysis/design
> >     project management
> >     technical consulting
> >
> > I recently offered 10% discount for 10 day terms
> > which got the attention of
> > the client.  Also offering a discount for remote
> > work.
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: consult400-admin@midrange.com
> > [mailto:consult400-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of
> > Deborah Havlik
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 10:57 AM
> > To: consult400@midrange.com
> > Subject: Re: [Consult400] AS/400 Consulting/Contract
> > Programming
> >
> >
> >
> > The market is extremely tight.  I'm from Michigan,
> > and was without work, for
> > the first time in my life, for 5 months this year.
> > I found a contract
> > position in CT, and took it.  I found it at
> > DICE.COM.  Unfortuately, my
> > family is in Michigan.  My son is in high school, so
> > he didn't want to
> > change schools.  Would love to go back home;
> > however, in this economy, there
> > just aren't many positions open.  Good luck!
> >
> > >From: Richard Reeve <richreeve@yahoo.com>
> > >Reply-To: consult400@midrange.com
> > >To: consult400@midrange.com
> > >Subject: [Consult400] AS/400 Consulting/Contract
> > Programming
> > >Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 07:25:08 -0700 (PDT)
> > >
> > >Hi all.
> > >
> > >      Does anyone know of any available
> > >Consulting/Contract programming positions?  I am
> > >willing to travel extensively and know both COBOL
> > and
> > >RPG.  My industry experience includes banking,
> > >manufacturing, distribution, and retail.
> > >
> > >Any pointers will be appreciated.
> > >
> > >Best Regards,
> > >
> > >Rich
> > >
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