For software developers and digital agencies, source code is the stock in trade; it’s what you do for a living and what you’re paid for. But who owns the code once it has been written?
Living / Working as a Contractor
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With so much conflicting advice online covering CV layout, length, content and appearance, we asked an industry expert for his thoughts on how best to draft the perfect document to capture the eye of prospective clients and recruiters.
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.
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.
To gain the competitive edge over others when bidding for a new contract role, it is often your non-technical skills that will determine your success. Here, Simon Bichara explains why the art of negotiation is so important.
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.
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.
Being a contractor is like running your own small business. You’re completely reliant on yourself for finding the next source of contract work, and for selling yourself to prospective clients and recruiters. So, could you benefit from marketing your business better?
As a professional contractor or small business owner, you may require legal guidance at some point. Typically, solicitors are able to offer advice on a wide range of issues, from checking over contracts to resolving disputes between you and clients – including late payment problems.
Ever wondered who sets the rates for contract roles, how to get a prospective client to increase what they’re willing to pay, or how to squeeze an agent’s commission in your favour?