Finding consulting jobs

Scott writes in with this question:
I am new to the consultant business. I have no idea if anyone has had any success with consultant /headhunter sites or consultant job search sites.

I’m looking for assignments up to 12 months. I am in the business/tax/management areas. Does anyone have any suggestions where to start? I would consider pay sites also.

As I mentioned in my post on Rentacoder, many consulting and freelance gig websites seem to be dominated by low bidders. I’m not sure they’re always a great way to go, although it may be worth considering something like eLance or Flexjobs.

I usually find my best work through leads that come to my website or through referrals. However, do you readers have any ideas?

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