Consultants are knowledge workers

Consultants are knowledge workers. They make a living by selling their expert opinions and advice and charging appropriate consulting fees.

Harold Jarche has an interesting post about knowledge workers and jobs. He suggests schools are out of sync with the needs of a knowledge-based economy. The education system’s focus on process and logic is out of step with such a world. Jarche also says that governments need to stop focusing on industrial job creation.

Consultants, like other knowledge workers, create their own jobs. They figure out how to solve problems for clients and then sell that knowledge. To create jobs for knowledge workers, you need to focus on increasing knowledge.

I remain convinced that anyone can find knowledge to sell so that they can
become a consultant. But selling that knowledge is a skill in and of itself. That’s why I created this site — to help people survive and thrive as independent consultants.

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