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Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.
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...
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...
Still using the same old CV you have for years?
Is it in line with current thinking on personal branding?
Is it optimised for recruitment technology?
Are you using value propositions and case studies?
Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers (recently on BBC radio) and...
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...
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?
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...
I know this has been asked before but my Google search isn't bringing up the threads I recall seeing.
Pre-interview I had as good as no detail on the role so I said I wouldn't commit to a rate. But I did say my previous rate was £Y. To which Agent said he thought that would be higher than they...
I have been offered a contract which I have signed. But things have changed due to some family issues and I am not in a position to provide my services for the contract. Now my contract terms do not have any clause for me to terminate the contract and there is no scope of a notice...
Contract. 1 week onsite in Copenhagen then approx 8-10 weeks remote work. With a one day further meeting needed.
Rate is excellent. Almost double normal rates BUT no expenses paid (i.e pay for own travel and hotel out of rate).
Certainly sounds like fun. I reckon I can get flights for about...
What's the preferred certification for PM's?
Prince 2 or others?
I know as a contractor if the client decides to get rid of you early then that's their prerogative but, all the same, is it normal and common for them to do this with no real justification?
Two and a half months into a 10 month contract I've just been given the news that I'be been served 4...
I got a contract recently in a government organization that requires Security Clearance. I'm currently filling out the online form but have few questions.
In the CRIMINAL CONVICTION section, I need to list my convictions.
I've had numerous speeding tickets and driving conviction...
Anyone got any experience of?
I've heard stories they are strange with mega long days expected etc. They seem to pay fairly well but I'm too old for this sort of thing all the time.
(and also its all well and good having a daily rate 1.5x normal but not so good when your day is 2.0x as long).
Just have been landed a job with options to go contracting or perm.
The new offer is either 280 pounds per day or 50K perm with standard benefit.
I have never done Contracting before, but feel like should give it a go.
What would you choose or advise?
I'm trying to figure out the value of my next contract. What's the average of weeks you worked in a year?
Based on my previous gigs I average 48 weeks per year out of the 52 weeks. Is that a kill?
Below the breakdown:
1 week - bank holidays
2 weeks - summer holiday
1 week - winter...
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...
I have an anticipated end date on my contract which is rapidly approaching. I have a two week notice period. My previous contracts have all had End Dates (rather than "anticipated" ones). I have had the renewal chat and client was "going to find out" and hasn't come back as yet.
Standard review takes up to 5 days, I start on Monday so what to do?
Delay start date and risk losing gig?
Start anyway and hope agent will make any necessary changes after I've started?
I've always used their 24 hour turnaround so may have to see if another provider is offerings the...
I have been offered a contract position paying £600 pd, for an initial period of 6 months. My calculations show that the monthly take home pay would be around £4668 when counting only 23 working weeks per year, which is the worst case if they donít extend the contract after 6 months.
Hey all, looking for opinions on this. Have been asked to train another contractor at client site on a couple of key skills that currently only I provide to the client. Other contractor is a bit of a jack of all trades. I've built up significant knowledge in a particular area (a lot of it at my own...
Several times recruiters have been in touch and I've have not be available for months, or have just got a contract.
Frequently though they still want me to send them a copy of my CV "so we can connect easier when I'm free again".
By then my CV will have changed. Is this some sort of...
I do really appreciate your advise. Taking your time out on this means an awful lot - virtual pint on me!
Anyhow. Got my first contractor interview with a council.
1. How should this be any different from a normal company interview? I believe I'm meeting a project manager or...
I have recieved an email from a friend regarding some courses being offered by the above provider.
Url : Site Not Found
The courses do look cheaper but has anyone here used them before I give them my hard earned cash.
Are they legit? How is their support? Is the...
I've got over 22 years experience in IT Architecting (Which includes AD, Networks, XenDesktop etc).
I left my full time employer, and now they want to contract me in for 3 to 6 months as they can't get anyone with my experience. I don't know how long the contract will be, I'm there until...
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