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.
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You may have had a vague suspicion that nobody actually read the CV you submitted for a contract role a while back… Could this be because you lack the right qualifications?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.