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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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: Webinar: Advanced CV Strategies for the 2017 market

    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...

    Started by administrator, 22nd March 2017 08:46
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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. Contract Start Dates... Client unable to meet it

    Hi, I have a contract signed by both the agency and myself for a start date of tomorrow. Unfortunately between the agency and the client they have missed an element of process which means I cannot now start. Is there anything I can do about this to received some compensation for the now 1 working...

    Started by Uriahdemon, 16th January 2017 12:22
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  2. Newbie - First Contract Questions and concerns

    Hello newbie here Hope I can get your opinion on an offer I got recently, I never did contracting so I got little bit confused/scared and declined in the end, but I got interested in the whole contracting thing. I'm not form the UK but I guess the same basic principles applies regardless, so I...

    Started by deckard, 16th January 2017 21:38
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  3. Want gig in the South West - how to go about finding it?

    My contract in London finishes next month and I'd like to move out to the South West where my girlfriend lives and continue contracting there. A quick search of Jobserve shows that this is probably the most underrepresented part of the country. What do people recommend in terms of how to go about...

    Started by theroyale, 16th February 2012 12:16
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  4. Agencies to avoid....

    I am sure I am not alone in getting previous contracts via agencies that I would rather not work with again. Generally I've been ok but had a recent bad experience with Lorien / VerticalIT: - lengthly payment terms; 30 working days from last friday of month ie. this is a min term of 6 weeks from...

    Started by bikeman, 9th January 2012 09:13
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    lorien, verticalit
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    16th January 2017 15:30 Go to last post
  5. NFU Stratford Upon Avon?

    Has anyone worked at the Tiddington site for this client? Am interviewing there within the next week or so, but my only slight niggle is parking (or lack of).

    Started by MaryPoppins, 21st September 2016 10:33
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    16th January 2017 09:42 Go to last post
  6. Going from perm to contract in same company?

    Hi, I'm thinking of applying for a contract role in our IT department. I work as a permie in a business role but the work I do is pretty similar to what the IT guys do. As far as I know, they have their own HR and policies around hiring where most of the IT guys are contractors. Would this...

    Started by loden, 14th January 2017 12:13
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    16th January 2017 08:19 Go to last post
  7. Interest to get in touch with contractor project managers into building&construction

    I am new on contracting and I would like to ask some opinion about the future of this position in the market for the next years especially around London area. I have 8+ years into construction industry - 17+ of various technical skilled work experience doing actually my CSCS black card. 1. How...

    Started by ale079, 13th January 2017 22:49
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    15th January 2017 02:49 Go to last post
  8. Question Ending a contract early

    There are some great general threads about early termination, the gist of which seems to be that it's a judgement call based on balancing relationships, reputation, what you've got and what's on offer. With that in mind, and given that I only started contracting last year, I'd appreciate some more...

    Started by Jordan, 4th January 2017 11:14
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    early termination, opportunity
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  9. Moved: Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa - IT Contract inside IR35

    Started by dinesh100, 13th January 2017 11:11
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  10. Maximum contract retention rate for Norway

    Hi, It will be greatly appreciated if you can share your contract retention rates for Norway. I hear for umbrella companies it's around 60%, for limited companies it can be up to 73%. Can this be all legally achieved without the taxman knocking on the door? Thanks

    Started by skysies, 12th January 2017 22:41
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  11. What % will the agency/consultancy take off my daily rate

    Hi, I'm negotiating my rate with the agency. They are playing hardball, so now I'm trying to understand how much room I have for increasing the rate. It will be very helpful if you can let me know what cut they usually take. I go through and agency and a consulting firm. So each of these 2...

    Started by skysies, 26th December 2016 15:33
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  12. New to Contracting - Did I jump in too soon?

    Hi I'm 6 months in to my first contract but I cant help thinking I should have gained more experience in the permanent market first. I was a MI analyst (with a bit of data developing) for 2 years, built up some good skills around SQL, the BI Stack and Tableau but my salary was low, around 21k...

    Started by harper146, 4th January 2017 15:35
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  13. No termination notice terms for me

    I recently picked up a short contract directly with the client and everything seemed all right but a month in the project turned out to be not what i was expecting and I am considering giving my termination notice. However upon close inspection of the contract I found out (i know, silly me, didnt...

    Started by ba55meister, 3rd January 2017 20:51
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    12th January 2017 18:13 Go to last post
  14. UI Dev vs Other Dev Work

    I've recently be appraisng my future as a contractor vis a vis my technical skills, the market and what I want to be doing for the next few years. I've reached the conclusion that all the stuff I always enjoyed doing, i.e. the pretty stuff, is becoming more marketable than what the de facto .Net...

    Started by Pip in a Poke, 12th January 2017 12:47
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  15. Trouble already - first contract.

    At the end of last year I took on my first contract - I was testing the water to see if contracting was 'my thing' so I chose a short three week contract which took me up to Christmas. In my line of work I require the use of an expensive piece of equipment that is hired. After use of the...

    Started by Mr Panda, 4th January 2017 21:23
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  16. doing my first contract next week

    Hi guys, long time lurker here and since i am starting my first contract thought id say hi. the location is about 2 hours away from home so i may find somewhere to stay for a couple of nights to help break up the week. im just after some suggestion on the best way to make this as cost...

    Started by typhoonsg1, 10th January 2017 21:16
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  17. Smile Contracting in Norway- is it worth it?

    Hi guys, I'll very much appreciate your advice, as I'm in a great dilemma right now. A client offered me a contract in Norway, supposedly a long term role for 2 years. I don't know yet the daily rate. Currently I'm making around 70K in a perm position. Together with the bonus it comes to...

    Started by skysies, 23rd December 2016 16:05
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  18. speak up and leave or sit here and keep invoicing

    Been with Client for 12 months, had two previous projects with them over the course of the last 4 years. Current project ended in December new project with different department started on the 3th Jan to run until end of May, scope of the project changed completely yesterday and there is now...

    Started by Support Monkey, 11th January 2017 08:32
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  19. 3 day car hire confusion

    hi all I have had mixed response's on this from friends wondered if I could have some input. my personal car is in the garage from Friday. can I hire a hire car for 3 day's to get to and from home and contract. would be no personal journeys jus whilst it is in for repair ?

    Started by confusedman, 8th January 2017 08:58
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  20. Advanced CV and LinkedIn Strategies Webinar - Jan 9th 2017

    Advanced CV and LinkedIn Strategies – are your CV & LinkedIn profile fit for the 2017 market Still using the same old CV you have for years? Is it optimised for recruitment technology? Are you aware of LinkedIn's recent and upcoming changes? Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international...

    Started by administrator, 22nd December 2016 12:55
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