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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?
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.
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?
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!
Matt Craven explains why so many people are fixated on CV length, and provides some useful advice for contractors seeking to impress potential clients and agents.
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.
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.
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.