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When you start contracting with a new client, there are a number of things you should put in place to ensure that you get paid on time. Here, a credit control expert outlines the steps you need to take to ensure your invoices and payments are processed as agreed.
Recruitment is a cut-throat industry at times; experienced and inexperienced candidates alike can unwittingly fall into the same traps over and over again as they tread the job boards in search of their next contract.
In any form of business we all rely on technology to get the job done. If your daily contracting work routine revolves around “office, car, meeting, car, office”, your choice of gadgets can mean the difference between just succeeding and excelling.
Is your team a team by name only, or in practice? Here, Sue Coyne provides some useful advice to contractors in leadership roles seeking to provide inspiration to their teams.
Have you ever wondered whether it is worth including a covering letter when you submit your CV for a prospective contract position?
Although things are different when you’re a contractor, good presentation and being prepared are equally important if you’re going for a client interview.
In this article, commercial solicitor Leigh Ellis explains why contractors should be careful when negotiating with potential clients, as you could unwittingly enter a binding contract during an email conversation if you don’t use the correct terminology.
Despite the rise of web-based job-hunting technology, creating an eye-catching CV is as essential as ever. Here we provide some essential contractor CV tips, and look at the information you should include on your CV.
Not all contractors start work with a signed contract in place. Here we consider the risks this may involve, and why a contract doesn’t necessarily have to be in writing for it to be legally binding.