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.
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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.
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.