To gain a 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.
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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?
The importance of a well-written CV cannot be understated. Given that the attention span of recruiters and clients is notoriously short, we asked an expert for 10 concise tips on how to craft the perfect contracting CV
If you’re thinking of expanding the contract work you undertake into a larger business, taking on your first employee is a big move. Becoming an employer for the first time will inevitably mean dealing with some red tape, but the process should be trouble-free if you follow these ten steps.
Whether you’re a freelance contractor or run a small business, one of the most difficult things to manage is cash flow – especially if clients owe you money and you’re having trouble getting them to pay.
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!