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We recently spent asked some of the recruitment consultants we work with what makes agents favour certain contractor candidates over others. Here we reveal some of the most common mistakes made by contractors, together with tips (provided by recruiters) on how to maximise your chances of being selected for interviews.
In our first FAQ, a contractor seeking her first IT contract role asks whether working for a sole employer for the past 7 years will pose a problem for prospective clients.
If you’re about to start a new contract, or if you’re coming up for renewal, these tips may come in handy to help you maximise your earning potential, whilst keeping on the right side of your agent and prospective client.
Have you ever wondered whether it is worth including a covering letter when you submit your CV for a prospective contract position?
Following the networking site’s recent facelift, an industry expert explains how to write a contract-winning LinkedIn profile that both works with the new-look service, and dovetails with your CV.
You’ve invoiced your client correctly, but payment still hasn’t been made. Here, a debt recovery expert looks at the options available to contractors faced with late payment problems.
What contractors should do if a client or agency fails to pay an invoice ontime. How online software, organisation, and a knowledge of your rights will protect your cashflow.
Here are some tips from the ITContracting team to help you create an online presence for your contracting business – and avoid the many potential pitfalls which await the unprepared!
Having your own website can provide a number of real benefits for contractors, and given the low cost of entry, there isn’t really an excuse not to have one these days.