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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Please find below an accumulation of questions that have featured on some of the many reptitive questions about SC. Maybe by putting them in a stickie and adding when we get new ones we can bat some of the drudgery off. I have given canned answers from what I read on the forum but you know how...

    Started by northernladuk, 23rd March 2010 22:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contractor UK - Advanced CV & LinkedIn Writing Workshop

    Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers (recently on BBC radio) and thought-leaders on all things related to personal branding, self-marketing and finding a new contract, for an exclusive webinar on: How to write a high impact, contract-winning CV and how to make your LinkedIn...

    Started by administrator, 8th August 2017 15:16
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: I just need to get two references ...

    Been out now for 3 months - 1 month was moving house and sat on my hole for the last 2. Usual story, Jobserved to death, and now dealing with the cretins. Over the last month, nearly every agency has asked for two references before they will "put me forward". Now I didn't come down in the last...

    Started by fitzy73, 5th August 2008 15:30
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    agency, references
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Public sector contracting

    Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.

    Started by DaveB, 6th August 2012 12:49
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Moving to Germany. Who to inform, P85?, NHS?

    Hello IT Contractors, I shall be moving to Germany next month and spending 14 months on a contract. I was reading up and apparently I need to fill out a P85 form and let the NHS know that I shall be moving etc? Even though I shall still be maintaining a home here in the UK is there any...

    Started by themeditator, 7th April 2010 10:13
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    contracting overseas, germany
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Opt out of Conduct of employment agencies 2003 act?

    Having read the leaflet I'm assuming this is a good idea because it seems not to do would harm you;re case with regards to IR35?

    Started by psychocandy, 22nd May 2011 12:56
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behaviour in the Professional Forums

    I have noticed an increase in squabbling and bickering in the Professional forums of late. I am not amused. I do not care who starts the squabbling. I will finish it by banning all participants. The more persistant the squabbling the longer the ban. Feel free to disagree and correct but...

    Started by cojak, 10th June 2011 08:29
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  1. Q: What happens when you try to force your contractors into perm roles?

    A: Nothing good Provident Financial shares dive on new profit warning - BBC News

    Started by Nominally, Today 08:56
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  2. Time to get SC clearance for foreign

    Hi, I have been in the UK for 3 years now and applied for a SC clearance after getting a job offer. The application was made from the NSVS portal. I was just wondering how long it usually takes for non-UK citizens? Thank you in advance!

    Started by Otacon, 28th July 2017 18:07
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  3. Contractor to Permanent for the Same Company

    Having been with the same company for some time, they have now offered me a permanent position. I was wondering if its possible to get any perks brought into my contract, like extra holiday for the number of years I have been off service to them. Or should I be made redundant that the previous...

    Started by btcc2000, Yesterday 09:01
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  4. Moving to NL

    Hi, i am moving to Netherlands and I am wondering what is the best platform to look for a job there? I surfed for a while but it doesn't seem there is so much there to work as contractor. Was me unlucky while I was searching, or it's not the best period to contract in NL? Can you recommend any...

    Started by fahbb, 18th August 2017 20:58
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  5. Dilemma, what would you do?

    Chaps I really need some direction here from you seasoned owls. Got a contract through, much higher day rate than normal, known consultancy, have done work for them before, know the people etc. Commute is via M25 and 85 mile each way Unexpectedly got through a couple interviews with a big...

    Started by fullyautomatix, 19th August 2017 11:29
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  6. Black Apple Solutions / BSL - any experience of this agent?

    Hi all I've been approached by an agent from Blackapple Solutions Ltd re a role that's a reasonable fit, and an ok, but relatively low rate (and they seem to think that my perfectly reasonable current rate expectation is far too high). The only mention of these people I've found is in this...

    Started by matzie, 8th July 2010 15:19
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  7. First time contractor.. where did all the jobs go?

    Hi I am a first time contractor looking out for my first contract recently with a long permanent job history. While I had the permanent job a month back, I was seeing a lot of buzz in the SharePoint market but my CV was not selling primarily because of the 4 week notice period (and some SC...

    Started by pallavi, 14th March 2017 02:37
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  8. hsbc - cull starts

    apparently firing lots of contractors at hsbc in canary wharf - agent told me he'll be on phone all day informing people. having a surname low in alphabet means I got call first -sweet.

    Started by slogger, 1st August 2017 10:23
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    19th August 2017 23:19 Go to last post
  9. Unhappy non-compete and penalty clause from Dutch payroll company

    Hi, Does anyone have any experience using Dutch payroll companies? I am being obliged by my recruiter to work with their recommended Dutch payroll company for an upcoming contract in Amsterdam. The Payroll Company have provided a quite exhaustive and complex contract, including a non-compete...

    Started by NewStarter17, 18th August 2017 14:29
    netherlands, non-compete clause, payroll company, penalty clause
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  10. Do I need a foreign currency account?

    I am about to start a contract in Belgium, through a limited company. I will invoice the customer/company and they will pay in EUROs. I have a standard business account with Santander, who will except payments in EURO for no fee. Would not having a foreign currency account, create frustration...

    Started by Mammoth, 17th August 2017 08:50
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    17th August 2017 21:51 Go to last post
  11. Moving into DevOps - have you done it?

    Hi all, So its looking like my contract will end in 6 weeks. Its been great, really enjoyed it and will leave on a good note. New management in the US wants my role to be in the US. So thinking about what might come next. I like to be close to latest tech so DevOps seems to me like an...

    Started by JackOfAllIT, 19th March 2017 23:14
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  12. Valueleaf Wipro Agency

    Hello.... just wondered, does anyone have any information on the agency Valueleaf? My current agency are transferring all contractors to Valueleaf who are owned by wipro or are a sub division and in turn they are trying to change my Lloyds Bank contract to a Wipro one???? Google seems to...

    Started by redhotchiliflea, 16th August 2017 16:17
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  13. Bearco Limited

    Anyone know who these are - they have a number of high end jobs posted on a number of boards, but i have never got any reply and they have no website or email addresses. Cheers.

    Started by symeonb, 17th August 2017 09:55
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  14. Teksystems and their references

    Are these guys any good? Every other week I get a phone call from around new agent discussing the perfect role going through the same corporate script requiring references to be included in the initial application. What strikes me is that these are not just random agents trying their luck,...

    Started by zazou, 31st July 2017 18:35
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  15. Opt in on contract renewal when you've orginally opted out?

    Hi, I have been contracted via an agency for the last 2 years. The end client wants to extend my contract for another year. In my original contract I originally opted out from the Employment Business Regulations 2003. I'm in the process of signing a new contract with the agency, but I would...

    Started by valere24, 15th August 2017 11:21
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  16. Do I leave a failing project?

    I am looking for some advice really, I am currently in a contract as Head of IT in charge of a data centre migration project. I am having continuing problems with senior management due to their inexperience at the senior level and they are failing the project. I have made my recommendations but I...

    Started by crawding, 1st March 2017 13:49
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  17. Vivid Resourcing

    Has anyone here ever got a job through Vivid Resourcing? Over the past three years or so since I've been back as as contractor, I've been approached by them over 50 times with vacancies - it's almost always them approaching me rather than me replying to an advertised job. Each has been a pretty...

    Started by Peregrine66, 15th July 2014 07:47
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  18. Contract termination - what to put on CV

    Hi all, Well my first foray into the charity sector didn't go as planned! Face didn't fit, couldn't find the correct way to work with the team and I'm out, as informed by the agency. No dramas but I don't know whether to include it on the CV. On the plus side it was about GDPR, and...

    Started by Antman, 31st July 2017 14:46
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  19. Top Skillsets

    Just checking on jobserve for most sought after skills with good rates are : Java developers 272 contracts C# developers 125 contracts Javascript developer 100 contracts Does it make sense to retrain in these skills. Any members with these skills please share your experience.

    Started by Andy2, 16th June 2017 20:08
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  20. Business Banking and Loan

    Hi all, Taking the plunge into software/web development contracting. Handing in my notice very shortly and have just registered my company on Companies House. I have a little bit of work already to get me going but need to quit so I can spend more time working for clients. When I leave my job...

    Started by bb1990, 9th August 2017 23:05
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    14th August 2017 13:03 Go to last post

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