You may have worked with staffing agencies or consulting firms and found that most consultants are quick to share the good, bad and ugly when discussing them. In this article we discuss the 5 benefits of working with a consulting firm.

When you were a kid, did you dream of a future with flying cars, having a robot clean your house, or actually being inside a video game? In the Silicon Valley, we’re really not far from any of those innovations with Google’s self-driving car, the iRobot floor cleaners, and Facebook’s Oculus Rift.

Did you ever dream that you could help develop these things?

Engineers in the Silicon Valley truly have the future of innovation at their fingertips. Engineers that choose to work as consultants instead of fulltime employees are given the opportunity to have their hands in many different projects in a short period of time.

Working with a consulting firm can give you access to innovations you had never thought imaginable. Could you see yourself working on the front line with Google, creating a product that would prevent the spread of Ebola? Or at Microsoft creating the next generation game system? Or developing the next innovations in autonomous cars? These are the types of exciting projects that ERG consultants are working on today.


So what’s your dream project? Premiere technology companies in the Silicon Valley have their foot on the gas, and with no indication of slowing down. It’s time to consider where you’d like to be, and how you might get there.

There are many benefits to working with a consulting firm. They take away many of the inherent risks with becoming an independent consultant, and also provide you access to the latest and greatest opportunities. Here are a few benefits of working with a firm as a consultant.

 Direct access to the hiring manager and company

A well-established technical recruiter at a consulting firm will act as the conduit towards the open position. She will seek to understand your skill set as a whole and can properly market you to the hiring manager.

After years of building trust through successful placements and recommendations, companies come to trust the knowledge of consulting firms. If your recruiter feels it would be a good mutual fit, they will do everything in their power to get you hired. A firm with a long standing reputation in the Silicon Valley can connect you directly to the hiring manager.

Target your job search

A quality consulting firm will know the company’s specific requirements and can advise you whether your skill set would be a match. You’ll save lots of time submitting resumes and cover letters during your job search.

This will target your search to jobs that would be best suited for you.

Open (invisible) doors

With innovation comes strict deadlines. When a tech company begins working on a new project, time becomes sensitive in order to meet deadlines. Companies often don’t post contract opportunites online. They can look to a consulting firms to submit the best engineers for the project.

Consultants who decide to work with a firm will be the first in line for consideration when these jobs open up.

Mitigate risks

Becoming an independent contractor does come with some financial risks. As an independent contractor, you are solely responsible for collecting payment from the employer.

While the circumstances are different for W2 or Corp-to-Corp consultants, working with a consulting firm can alleviate your financial risks. With a quality consulting firm, you are guaranteed payment from the firm, regardless of if the employer pays.

Make strategic career moves

Your contacts within the consulting firm speak to hundreds of industry insiders and hiring managers each week. They know what technology is marketable, which are dying out, and which skills are imperative to learn.

Their technology industry expertise will allow you to make strategic career moves and achieve your dreams.

With all of the advancements in technology and innovation, you can have a major impact at an industry-leading company. Working with a consulting firm can help you land the role to take you one step closer to your dreams.

Contact ERG today if you are interested in learning more about working with ERG. Give us a call at 408-260-2600 or send your updated resume to


3 Responses to “5 benefits of working with a consulting firm”

  1. Sam Fisher

    With the amount of technology we are using today, it is no surprise that those things you listed have become part of our lives. Surely in the future, more and more advanced things will pop up. With consulting, you get to be part of that process that can make these things happen. Like you said, you will be able to open doors that might not be there for others. This will give you plenty of opportunities to let your ideas run free.



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