I forgot my Login ID or Password. How can I log in?
Forgotten Login IDs and passwords for existing profiles can be obtained directly with the following step-by-step:
Click on “Sign In” from the mynextconsultant.com home page. A window will pop open.
Click on “Forgot Login ID or Password”. A new window will pop open.
Type in the email used to set up the profile and click on “Submit”.
A message will appear: An Email has been sent to you containing your username and password.
Check your email Inbox (and Junk folder) for the email that contains your username and new password.
Return to the mynextconsultant.com home page and click on “Sign In”.
Use the username and new password to log in. It will open to your “home” page.
Click on “Manage Account” in the upper-right-hand corner, then click on “View & Edit Profile.”
Click on “Edit” next to Profile Information.
Change your password in the form and click on “Save & Review”.
Are there fees to list as a Consultant?
There are no fees for a Consultant to list their profile on MyNextConsultant.com.
When are Consultants obligated to pay a fee?
Consultants pay fees only when they receive compensation from the work obtained through MyNextConsultant.com. Consultants are obligated to pay a small percentage each month they receive compensation as a result of contracting an engagement through MyNextConsultant. Consultant fees are due no later than 30 days past the date of receipt of compensation. Read the Consultant Agreement for full details. See more information about Consultant Fees.
What are the Consultant fees?
Consultant fees are calculated based on the compensation received for an engagement –contracted work as a result of connecting through MyNextConsultant. Fees are structured on a graduating scale. As the Consultant’s accumulated compensation for an engagement passes through each tier, it will be subject to the fees in that tier. The fees start at 5% and diminish to 0%, depending on the tier. See the Fee Schedule and be sure to read the Consultant Agreement for full details.
What is in my profile?
Your profile includes the Disciplines, Industries, and Functions (DIFs)in which you claim to have expertise (Expert, Strong, Limited); Credentials (descriptions of experiences, education, and training that support your claims of expertise); References (requested by you of third parties for specific credentials); and Ratings(five categories in which you are rated by those who provide references). Your profile also includes any special status categoriesthat pertain to you, your security clearance, liability insurance limits and availability.
What does a profile get me?
A completed profile will:
make your profile discoverable by our network of clients and other consultants. Your first name and last initial, overall rating, special status, and security clearance will be listed in search results. Your profile, including expertise in the DIFs, Credentials, References, and Ratings, is accessible from the search results.
make you available to receive RFP's posted by clients.
allow you to search for consultants.
allow you to post articles authored by you to be shown on our homepage and throughout the site as a Featured Article.
allow you to nominate yourself to be a Featured Consultant. Featured Consultants appear on Client and Consultant home pages.
Who has visibility to my profile as a Consultant and what information do they see?
Only those who are logged into MyNextConsultant.com have visibility to your profile. Your profile information is partially revealed to a Client or Consultant when it appears in search results or when your profile is accessed through the profile links in the Featured Articles or Featured Consultants sections. Your contact information is shown to a Client or Consultant only after a connection has been made between you and that Client or Consultant. Rate information is never shown on your profile. See more about Consultant Profile Information.
What makes my profile complete?
Your profile is complete when you have completed the Profile Information and Advanced Profile Information pages, selected experience levels in the DIF groups, and have provided Credentials for all DIFs you claim to have “Expert” or “Strong” experience levels. See more about required Consultant Profile Information.
What are D/I/Fs?
DIFs are Discipline, Industry, Function, and are the three groups used to categorize a Consultant’s experience. Clients select from the DIF categories to find Consultants that meet their needs. The DIFs are also selected by Clients to determine to whom RFPs will be distributed. See more information about DIFs.
What are expertise levels?
Expertise levels (Expert, Strong, Limited) are the three degrees of experience that the Consultant claims in a given Discipline, Industry, Function (DIF) where they have knowledge, practice, skill, education, training, or familiarity. In searching for Consultants or posting RFPs, Clients select Expertise Levels for the DIFs they are seeking. Consultants are required to provide Credentials when they claim Expert or Strong experience for any DIFs.
What are Credentials?
Credentials are the Consultant’s evidence for the expertise levels they claim. Consultants are required to provide Credentials for any Discipline, Industry, or Function (DIFs) where they have claimed Strong or Expert experience. See more information about Credentials.
I don't see my Industry, Function, or Discipline. What should I do?
If the lists of DIFs do not have a category that approximates your area of expertise, select a close match from the list. Before you leave the page, click on the “Nominate a new DIF” button at the bottom of the page to send us the Discipline, Industry, or Function, (DIF) you would like to nominate. Be sure to include which group (Discipline, Industry, or Function) the nomination belongs. You will be notified if the nomination is added and you can then update your profile with the new DIF.
Why haven't I received any RFPs?
RFPs are distributed to Consultants based on DIFs selected by the Client. If you haven’t received any RFPs, then Clients have not posted RFPs that coincide with DIFs in your profile.
What is Geographic Preference in the Advanced Profile Information page?
Geographic Preference allows the Consultant to indicate their preferred limits for travel. It is shown on the Consultant’s profile for Clients and other Consultants to see what extent (in miles radius) the consultant is willing to travel or commute to a work site.
Why doesn't my profile appear on searches where I meet the selected DIFs?
Your profile will not appear in search results when the profile confirmation e-mail (sent to your e-mail address of record when you signed up) has not been verified or when your profile has not been completed. Profiles must have the following sections complete to be discoverable in searches:
Advanced Profile Information
Disciplines, Industries, & Functions
Check the Message Center on your Consultant Home page for messages that notify you of missing information that is keeping your profile from appearing in searches. See the specific fields required for your profile to be discoverable by clients.
Why am I unable to edit a credential?
Once you send a Reference Request for a Credential, the Credential is no longer editable. See more information about Credentials.
Where do I input my published articles?
Articles are submitted from your consultant homepage, which is accessible when you log in. The Featured Articles box has a “Submit Article” button. Click on that button to submit your articles.
Please omit any contact information from the document you submit and list only your first name and last initial. The client will connect with you through your profile link that is listed beneath your article’s listing.
When do I use MyNextConsultant.com?
When the large consulting houses are too big and your project requirements are outside the scope of what freelancers and temps can provide, MyNextConsultant.com is your source for just the right experts.
When you don’t know of any consultants or have any referrals for the work at hand . . .
MyNextConsultant.com is a logical and natural fit in the supplemental resource supply algorithm. Clients in need of consulting services will first turn to consultants they used in the past and then to colleagues for referrals. When those options don’t produce, MyNextConsultant.com provides the next best choice -a source for connecting with consultants who have the required expertise and credentials.
Are there fees to search for Consultants or to post an RFP?
There are no fees for Clients to search for Consultants or to post RFPs.
Are there ANY fees that Clients are obligated to pay to MyNextConsultant?
Clients pay no fees to use MyNextConsultant to find and connect with consultants and Clients pay no fees to use MyNextConsultant to deploy RFPs.
MyNextConsultant offers assisted RFP deployment services for a fee.
Why are there no fees for Clients?
MyNextConsultant intends to create an open-market in an industry that has historically been closed. To accomplish this, MyNextConsultant removes all barriers for Clients and Consultants by allowing the two parties to find one another and negotiate an agreement independent of third parties —whose middle-man costs and services have become outdated with internet-based services being so much more efficient and cost-effective.
The consultant pays a modest fee (up to 5%) only when they are paid by their client for work obtained through MyNextConsultant. The consultant is paying for Business Development -the opportunity to find work with Clients to whom they otherwise would not have access.
Clients pay no fees to use MyNextConsultant. Clients are asked only to notify MyNextConsultant of engagements they make with Consultants found through our services.
Who has visibility to my information as a Client?
Consultants and other Clients do not have visibility to Client account information. A Client’s information is not available to anyone unless the Client provides it.
Will Consultants contact me through the RFPs I post?
Client information is not sent to Consultants when RFP’s are deployed. It is important for Clients not to include contact information in RFPs they write, but instead, rely on the MyNextConsultant messaging utility that allows the Consultants to respond to the RFP. Once a number of proposals are received, the Client can choose with whom to connect.
Is there a greater risk for re-categorization when contracting directly with a consultant?
Clients hire credentialed management consultants for their knowledge and experience in knowing what to do and how to do it. An independent contractor will not be re-categorized if the Client maintains the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done.