Survey: Your Next Consultant Might Be a CIOBy Deborah Rothberg | Posted 08-23-2006
Rather than abruptly withdrawing from the daily grind, many IT professionals would consider consulting as a bridge to retirement, finds a survey released today by Robert Half Technology, a Menlo-Park, Calif.-based provider of IT professional services.
Nearly half (46 percent) of CIOs surveyed said they are likely to consider project work or consulting as a way to transition into retirement, with 13 percent saying that they are "very likely" to do so and 33 percent saying they are "somewhat" likely.
Many consider contractual work a lifestyle choice, and not a decision to stop working entirely.
"Consulting provides a way for IT professionals to continue leveraging the expertise developed over their careers, earn extra income, mentor the next generation of talent and gain the flexibility to pursue other interestsboth professional and personal," said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology, in a statement.
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