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  1. 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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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Webinar: The 4 main styles of CV for Contractors - which ones work and which don't

    The latest ‘must see’ webinar will be providing leading-edge advice on the different styles of CVs for Contractors and the specifics of how to put them together. The webinar will delve into the science and psychology behind a Contractor CV with very specific guidance on how to write each section. ...

    Started by administrator, 8th June 2017 15:31
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  3. 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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    29th May 2017 12:57 Go to last post
  4. 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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  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. Agent wants copy of passport to submit application

    An agent has asked me for a scanned copy of my passport in order to submit my application to the client (a Government body). This is before I have even been offered an interview. Is this normal? I have never been asked for my passport before an offer has been made. Please let me know your...

    Started by achilles, Yesterday 14:59
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  2. Tyrant PM - Quit or not?

    Bottom line is I have a right tyrant of a PM and I keep getting the sharp end of her tongue. I'm not asked to carry out tasks, I feel like I'm being ordered around & she's constantly checking up on me. Been biting my tongue for a few weeks now but this is coming to a head (just had a...

    Started by Pip in a Poke, 23rd June 2017 07:40
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  3. Contract Spy - Legit or not?

    I have received a very persuasive email from an outfit called Contract Spy. They are offering a service to provide leads for direct contracts, ie cut out the agency. All very well and good. At their website, <modsnip - if you want to find it, search for it> I find that they want £7.99...

    Started by DrWho, 31st March 2016 10:04
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  4. Finding positions in East Asia or Australia

    Hi, I'm considering moving abroad to work whist still young before responsibilities start piling on. Does anyone know any reliable IT recruitment agencies for Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, or South Korea ? Thanks

    Started by tiggat, Yesterday 13:14
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  5. State of the Market

    Anyone else finding it very quiet out there? This is the quietest I remember it for the last 6 years. I finished my last contract at the end of April and now going back to an old client, but if that work wasn't there I'd be struggling to get a sniff of anything. Feels like some lean times are on...

    Started by JoJoGabor, 20th May 2016 10:29
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  6. CV Review

    After nearly 5yrs as a perm, I'm coming back to freelance. Anybody ever used a CV review company, and what was the success / outcome?

    Started by scooby, 15th June 2017 12:11
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    27th June 2017 19:43 Go to last post
  7. GDPR - has anyone done the training?

    Just wondering if anyone here has done a GDPR course? If so what are your thoughts? Seems to be an in demand skill at the moment.

    Started by simplicity, 27th June 2017 18:41
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  8. Switching supplier agents, the consequences

    Hi all, I'm very new to this forum. I want to give you some context to my situation but the long and short of it is that I want to switch supplier agents and would like to know what the consequences of doing so are. Context: I'm currently working in the public sector realm. Some of you may...

    Started by theronin, 26th June 2017 20:31
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    27th June 2017 18:57 Go to last post
  9. Question Want to break current contract to work elsewhere

    Hi All. First time posting here and a (probably) really elementary question... I've been on my first ever contract for the last 4+ years (permanent employment whole career up to then) and I may now be looking to leave. If I get the gig I went for, I'll be wanting to terminate my current...

    Started by shedges76, 26th June 2017 16:29
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    contract advice, notice period, terminate
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  10. Is it acceptable to ask ClientCo's customer for reference or LinkedIn recommendation?

    I'm contracted through an agency to ClientCo, for a very short (5 - 7) weeks contract and project. The whole project has been on ClientCo's Customers site and I only see people from ClientCo a couple of times a week. ClientCo is fine, but their customer loves me and what I've managed to build for...

    Started by vwdan, 26th March 2014 06:51
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    27th June 2017 07:39 Go to last post
  11. Caught out recruiter

    So on Friday I got an email from an agency I'd had an interview through recently. Only it wasn't meant for me, but rather a company they were fishing for a placement with using MY CV, without my permission. He also said in this email that my day rate was cheap (useful to know, it's now going...

    Started by chickenlegs, 11th June 2017 09:58
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  12. Contractor Overtime

    Hi All, I am working for a X client though Y agency/vendor as a contractor/free-lancer. I am paid for the overtime (standard rates) all these days & recently I got to know that Client X is paying Y agency/vendor twice my standard rate. When I asked the same to be paid Y agency/vendor is denying....

    Started by Krishna271525, 26th June 2017 12:58
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  13. Does Regulations 2003 apply if I had not opted out?

    Hi long time lurker, but now I am having a serious problem and need advice. I had recently had a very bad experience with a contract. This happened just as I had decided to go out of umbrella and into Ltd, which in retrospect was maybe not the brightest idea. I had a contract with an agency,...

    Started by lorakeen, 23rd June 2017 10:33
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  14. 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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  15. Agency charging for payments to be made to my ltd company

    Hi, I am the owner and sole shareholder of a ltd company that works in Engineering. I have recently started a new contract where I have been engaged through an agency to provide services to a client. My company is considered outside of IR35. I have just signed the contract with this agency...

    Started by MichaelF, 22nd June 2017 13:38
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  16. 24 month rule

    Might be getting an extension, I'm assuming asking for the contract end date to be before the 24 month rule kicks in is crossing the line?

    Started by VillageContractor, 19th June 2017 20:12
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  17. Finding Contract jobs in Germany

    Hi All, I live in London with family, my wife is from Germany and at some point we will be moving to Germany, no plans to move anytime soon. No, I don't speak German. I am currently contracting in UK, I have been contracting for the past two years, I was permie before that, almost 10 years. ...

    Started by maxm, 15th June 2017 13:11
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  18. 6 month Clause in my Agency Contract restricting me going direct

    Hi, I am in the following scenario: - I have been contracting, through my limited company, for 2.5 years through same Agency, for the same Employer - I sign a rolling 3 month contract every 3 months. - My employer is now happy for me to contract direct to them, meaning the Agency will be...

    Started by Ed1, 4th February 2015 09:45
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    contract, legal advice, legal agreements
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  19. Experience with agencies (Square One, Morson IT)

    Has anyone had experience with either of the above agencies (should read Morson International) and if so how was it?

    Started by ruasonid, 18th June 2017 08:14
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    21st June 2017 09:23 Go to last post
  20. Comatch

    Has anybody dealt with an agency called Comatch? Just doing due dil after being approached directly on LinkedIn for an interesting looking project. I can't find any mention on these forums, nor too much out there generally. They claim to be a consultant 'marketplace' founded by a couple of...

    Started by Zylon, 4th April 2017 23:28
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    20th June 2017 18:51 Go to last post

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