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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. Proof as a contractor

    Hi, My First contract going to end next week and want to understand that does company provide any experience /relieving letter when contract gets ended ? How new company / agency verify our past experience with different clients ? is it just by providing two references only to agencies ? ...

    Started by randhir, 14th November 2014 00:18
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  2. Subsistence

    So I’ve just started a contract where most of the shops around here don’t give out receipts. I’m still using my business bank credit card to buy subsistence… Is this going to cause problems when if I get audited? Or will my credit card statement be enough for HMRC – looking at the date/time...

    Started by maxedvolume, 13th November 2014 11:47
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  3. Contracting at your former employer - Is this a complete no no?

    With the interests of not being caught under IR35, are there scenarios where a person can sucessfully contract back at a former employer? i.e. With a clear break between employed role and contract role Heavily task based - with a clear set of deliverables/dates With significantly...

    Started by PurpleGorilla, 17th November 2014 12:04
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  4. Agents - Can't live with 'em / can't work without 'em

    Having moved into contracting earlier this year, I was fortunate to find my 1st client direct, without the need to enlist the help of an agent. Now that I am looking for my next contract role, I am finding dealing with agents more challenging than when I was looking for perm roles. They seem to...

    Started by ckms, 14th November 2014 14:57
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  5. contract for current employer

    Basically an IR35 question. I currently work for an IT services company. My normal job is to complete projects for number of different customers. For some time I have been working for one end customer delivering a large project as part of managed service. A situation has arisen for a role that...

    Started by js2008, 17th November 2014 11:15
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  6. Disclosure Scotland

    About 10 years ago I was placed in a cell for basically getting into a cab without money. Long story short I only realised I had no wallet towards the end of the journey, cabbie had obviously had a bad night and drove me to local cop shop. Finger prints taken, DNA swab, few hours later flat-mate...

    Started by Tasslehoff, 17th November 2014 12:30
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  7. Powerpoint guru reccomendations

    I've got a slide deck that needs to look better. Can anyone recommended a person or company they have worked with before who could help with this.

    Started by davetza, 15th November 2014 17:28
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  8. "Clipper" and "Leech" intermediary businesses involved in contracting

    I placed a one page CV on the various job boards some time ago. Everyone, I know gets the permanently unsubscribable i-Profile emails amongst the other junk mail, and yet, I today found something new in my promotion inbox: an unsolicited email from a business called BITE Consultancy http://...

    Started by rocktronAMP, 14th November 2014 16:54
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  9. Project is a poisoned chalice - when to walk away?

    4 weeks into a project that has just gone live by the seat of its pants & it's falling over right left & centre. So they want us to fix everything, support and test it while developing more functionality. I've only just got fully acquainted with the system in the mad panic to roll it out. ...

    Started by Freaki Li Cuatre, 3rd November 2014 20:53
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  10. Perm vs contract offers

    Hi all, My partner has just been offered a contract for £500 a day. He is a perm and his salary is 60k. In addition he gets 20% bonus. Wondering how the two compare. what day rate do you think compares to a say £70k perm salary - taking into account contractor risks etc? Cheers...

    Started by bluedrop, 13th November 2014 14:14
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  11. Attending Interview On Wrong Day...

    I have a friend who for whatever reason was due to attend an interview tomorrow, but instead turned up today. Apparently the time had been changed and he had thought the day and time had been changed. Can my friend in effect kiss this role goodbye even if he turns up tomorrow ?

    Started by kaiser78, 10th November 2014 15:17
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  12. Income / activity streams

    So i have had the summer off and spent the last couple of months looking for my next contract. Still have a healthy warchest but wouldn't say no to extra cash coming in. Have set up an online business which is at a crossroads - either sink in a load of cash to spend on advertising and stock or...

    Started by Gravy Train, 12th November 2014 15:10
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  13. Booking extra days on final invoice

    My current gig ends in a few weeks. All a bit rushed as money has dried up and Client is a bit frustrated and the project I created will be run by 2 permies who have yet to be recruited. I have been asked informally if I would book 6-8 days extra on my final invoice (Saturdays and Sundays) so I...

    Started by Tasslehoff, 12th November 2014 08:23
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  14. Team Mamagement - How Much Involvement ?

    Morning all One of the contracting roles I have on the table includes managing and mentoring a small team of PMs, as well as delivery of projects. From what I have read managing and mentoring of permanent team is acceptable if I am then not expected to undertake appraisals, career development...

    Started by kaiser78, 14th November 2014 08:20
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  15. Clients attitude to contractors inc internet access etc

    Fairly new but had 4 gigs now. One thing I've noticed is the different attitudes to contractors. Worked some places where its been a case of you're all the same but others inc current client its stick the contractor in the corner and dont talk to him. Also, I've worked in offices where its...

    Started by paulinefowlersgrowler, 12th June 2014 19:22
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  16. Role Offered Direct With Client

    I have been offered a contract with one of the main blue chip organisations. Their contract offer has been sent via email covering the following bullets, and nothing else. · Start Date: · Duration Period: · Daily Rate: · Payment Type: · Client Name:...

    Started by kaiser78, 13th November 2014 18:28
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  17. Honouring a no-compete, without being a mug?

    Hi All, My current contract is almost certainly ending over the next few days - it's purely commercial on their part (no work, good for IR35 at least). I've been direct with a consultancy/bodyshop working with their clients. Chucked up a "Need some work" LinkedIn post the other day and one of...

    Started by vwdan, 12th November 2014 09:30
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  18. No notice for me, 1 week for them - 3 monther

    Good for IR35 I guess.... Seen a few like this recently. Won't budge on the no notice but able to get rid with no problems with short notice from them. Also, weekly invoicing and 30 days payment terms. Could be worse but current gig is paying within 3-4 days. Not the end of the world though. ...

    Started by psychocandy, 11th November 2014 23:20
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  19. Any opinions on Tata consulting?

    Ta, tata

    Started by Avalonia, 6th November 2014 08:34
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  20. How many Job Agencies are out there?

    I know it is only when one is looking for work does one notice these things. I reckon I have received up to 50 unique calls from job firms in the last two month of my search. I am assuming this is very a lucrative field.

    Started by blacksta, 7th November 2014 15:05
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