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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
When you’re running your own contracting business, it’s important to get paid promptly by your customers so you can keep your cash flow healthy and ensure your business stays on the right track.
In the cut and thrust of modern-day contracting, flexibility is king; and the ability to be able to travel with work, and work effectively remotely has never been more important. We consider how you can you achieve the ultimate goal of a virtual business; something that can be managed from anywhere in the world with […]
These days, you simply can’t afford not to have a LinkedIn profile if you want to maximise your chances of finding new sources of contract work. Here are some useful tips for making the most out of your LinkedIn profile.