Consider Government Consulting as Your Next Career Move

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If you have five to ten years of experience in your field, or you’re a retiree looking to leverage your skills but want to do without the constraints of a 9-to-5, contractual government consulting may be the way for you. Plus, becoming a consultant can provide you with a plethora of benefits and opportunities – from negotiating impressive hourly rates to networking opportunities. If you are on the fence about making the leap, we have compiled five reasons why you should consider becoming a federal government contractor.

High earning potential

One of the most enticing aspects of government consulting lies in its pay flexibility. Unlike salaried positions with fixed compensations, government contractors can set their rates based on the value they bring to the project. With the right blend of experience, expertise, and knowledge, you can negotiate impressive hourly rates, often surpassing $100 per hour!

Meeting with your government team as a Consultant

Career flexibility

A role can feel mundane and predictable after a few years in the same company. Unlike traditional organizations where long-term commitments are essential, contractual positions offer a range of durations, from short-term assignments to multi-year contracts. Based on your preference, you can tailor the length of the contract to your lifestyle and personal life needs, allowing you to explore diverse career paths and opportunities.

The flexibility is also an enticing opportunity for retirees seeking to leverage their experience in opportunities without the constraints of full-time, permanent work.

Work from your home

As the rest of the world ensues on a more in-person work environment, many departments in the government remain remote. Depending on the department and technicality of the role you’re applying to, many have no plans of returning to the office, allowing you to work from the comfort of your home.

Benefit from a flexible work schedule and remote working opportunities as a government consultant!

Showcase your unique skills

The federal government facilitates a wide range of projects, each requiring specialized expertise, innovative ideas and solutions. From IT restructuring and teleworking recommendations to environmental sustainability initiatives and healthcare reform efforts, there’s a niche for every skill set within the government.

By leveraging your experience, knowledge and passion, you can contribute to meaningful projects that address pressing challenges and drive positive change. Whether you excel in data analysis, project management, policy development, or technical writing, there’s demand for your talent within the realm of government consulting.

Incredible networking opportunities

Working closely with government agencies exposes you to a vast network of professionals across various sectors. Building relationships with government officials, fellow consultants, and industry partners can lead to future collaboration, referrals and valuable connections.

Ready to dive in? Here’s how we can help

Transitioning to the public sector can feel daunting, especially for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of government hiring and contracting processes. However, with the right resources and support, you can navigate this change with confidence and ease.

Our free resource covers everything from how you should tailor your resume to details on security clearance, so you have a worry-free experience transitioning to the public sector.

All set to make the leap? We work with some of Canada’s largest federal departments. We update our job board weekly with new contract opportunities. Don’t see a fit? Register with us and we’ll reach out when there is a match!

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