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Survey: Your Next Consultant Might Be a CIO

By Deborah Rothberg Print this article Print

A new survey finds that nearly half of CIOs say they are likely to consider consulting or project work as a way to transition into retirement.

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.

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"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 interests—both professional and personal," said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology, in a statement.

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This article was originally published on 2006-08-23
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