The Age of Reluctant Consultants

August 31, 2010

Filed under: Personal branding — Luis A. Martinez @

This great recession we are still experiencing has left millions of highly intelligent, highly educated white collar professionals unemployed.  These unemployed, experienced professionals describe themselves as being in transition.  In the US in particular, this economic setback is taking place at the very time that American baby boomers have accumulated decades of wisdom in their respective fields; they are within sight of retirement age but find themselves in competition for good jobs with younger, somewhat less experienced (and lower paid) counterparts.

The phenomenon of the “reluctant consultant” is one of the byproducts of this economic turmoil.  My personal definition of a reluctant consultant is (more…)

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