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A Geeks Guide 2Geeks Guide2 Consultancy has some great things to offer. You get to meet lots of interesting people, work in many different industries; and as a technology consultant you become the profit centre. This week you can save 40% on Aaron Erickson’s The Nomadic Developer, your guidebook to succeeding as an IT or software consultant in any economic climate.

The Nomadic Developer - £17.39In a nutshell, this book discusses how you can be successful working for a technology consulting company. For those already practicing Erickson passes on some of his experience to survive in the industry, including some unconventional tips to maintain an edge over your competitors and how to remain billable even during the bad times. Each chapter is crammed with practical advice and real experiences, often annotated by renowned consultants such as David Chappell and Bruce Eckel, that aim to provide you with the know how to succeed.

For those considering a move into consultancy, Erickson, a Microsoft MVP, draws on his own and fellow contributor’s mistakes and triumphs to present something of a career guide that maps out how most consultancy firms work. Erickson provides the arguments and considerations that will allow you to objectively assess whether the lifestyle is right for you and outlines career-limiting moves, identifies the employers to avoid, and provides some rather unconventional tips to have the edge over your competitors.

Whether you are looking to get into the business (or get out!) or fancy a general read to see what it’s all about, The Nomadic Developer offers an often frank take on IT and software consultancy. You can currently save 40% on The Nomadic Developer, saving you £11.60 on the RRP. Orders are usually dispatched same working day.

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