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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Webinar: LinkedInís recent changes Ė prevent them hurting your Contractor business

    LinkedInís recent changes Ė how to make adjustments to your profile to maintain your visibility and make sure your profile and CV are working together. You are probably aware of LinkedIn's recent changes, your profile will have changed already or will be doing so very soon. These changes will...

    Started by administrator, 16th May 2017 10:11
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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: 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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    10th January 2016 20:25 Go to last post
  1. Training/courses and CV

    Hi all, So I'm benched at the moment and it's painfully clear that there are a couple of holes in my skillset, namely WebAPI and recent Javascript framework experience (I did AngularJS 1.5 a couple of years back). I've done plenty of courses for both WebAPI, WebAPI security and Angular on...

    Started by Zzap, 18th May 2017 10:19
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  2. HCL Technology and Galaxi Consulting (agency)

    Does anyone have any experience with either of these, please? Thanks.

    Started by BackupBoy, 19th May 2017 11:22
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  3. 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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  4. How to find contracts with big companies?

    Hello, I'm a bit new to contracting... so I have some questions about job hunting. I'm an Java Developer and when looking for contracts on jobs board I don't see ads from regular big companies, because they seem only to post for perm roles. But I know that they do hire contractors, simply I don't...

    Started by DarioDarioDario, 17th May 2017 16:25
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  5. What is Manchester's contract market like?

    Currently living in London, but considering moving to Manchester. The biggest concern I have is what the contractor market is like in Manchester? As an iOS Developer in London there are always plenty of contracts available (barring the occasional lull in the market). From quick search it...

    Started by TheNewGuy, 17th May 2017 23:36
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  6. Talking Agency email trail

    The email from a agency with the role spec attached - that also has all the other candidates listed ... Not a bad gig from the sound of it - devil's in the detail, of course. Bench was getting a bit too warm, anyway.

    Started by BackupBoy, 18th May 2017 20:27
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  7. Hired By Me - Alternative To The 2 Reference Issue

    Just came across these guys HiredByMe Just wondering if anyone has come across them or have any thoughts on this as an alternative to the 2 reference problem.

    Started by Hoppy, 8th July 2015 08:09
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  8. Boomed

    Six weeks on the bench, boomed with new client until end of 2017. Happy days, start Thursday.

    Started by LondonManc, 16th May 2017 17:10
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  9. No notice contract

    Long time listener, first time caller. Seen a few posts where there is no notice period defined for the contractor to the agent, this is generally assumed to mean they have you until they are done with you, but reviewing my contract it states and i noticed something inneresting I can find...

    Started by InsertWittyNameHere555, 16th May 2017 08:46
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  10. No work....No pay

    Hi Guys Got a contract at the moment and the work as gone stale on it. Basically waiting for system testing to start due to delays at the clients end. So I am not active. IR35 reasons I suppose I just have to take that on the chin and not receive payments. They have talked about paying me a...

    Started by dx4100, 19th January 2009 12:56
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  11. Anyone worked in Sky Osterley Office..? Parking situation..?

    How bad is the parking situation there..? Is this place inside London Congestion zone (I am driving from M3/M25 side) Contractor Parking is available these days..??

    Started by Darren_Test, 17th May 2017 16:22
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  12. The dreaded credit check!

    So I've secured a new contract but it's subject to a credit check. I have no CCJs but I do have a default. When I applied for the job I didn't realise I would need a credit check and now I'm so worried. It's not a bank role but a public sector provider of financial info to businesses. Totally...

    Started by simplicity, 12th May 2017 09:11
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  13. Gatwick lounge

    Hi, Got an afternoon flight booked on a Friday and so wanted to work from the airport, anyone know of any quiet coffee shops or lounges I could use. I don't mind paying as long as it's not extortionate. Thanks VC

    Started by VillageContractor, 15th May 2017 10:47
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  14. Choose best health insurance for contractor

    Hello all, I'm trying to choose a good deal for a private health insurance. Do you recommend anything? Thanks!

    Started by Gius, 11th April 2017 09:03
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  15. Billing travel time

    I have this in my contract schedule: "Travel time outside UK is chargeable." Seems self explanatory. Except, I've been a little ad-hoc in billing for travel time. So, I'm now going to have a discussion with the client to agree billing for travel time. But ... I just want to make my mind up...

    Started by Spoiler, 12th May 2017 19:45
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  16. Keystone Cops Agency

    Working at Client, Client v-happy with me, been told I am 'essential to the programme' My contract ended today, been asking the agency for 3 months now if an extension is in hand, it wasn't. Cue last minute panic today from the client, been told to stay away from site Monday till extension...

    Started by portseven, 12th May 2017 18:34
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  17. Share trading and dividends

    Hi All, I realise there are a number of Walter Mitty types on here, but I presume at least some of you really do own a bunch of stocks and shares in an ISAs etc who are way more experienced than I am. I've got about 50k spread through a few trackers and a few companies I've gambled on when...

    Started by b0redom, 10th May 2017 19:30
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  18. A bit of perspective please - screening requirements post-offer

    I've been quite fortunate in the past; the overwhelming majority of my contracts have been private sector and direct with the client... However, I now I find myself dealing with a private sector client via an agent and the amount of employee-related screening involved is staggering! I understand...

    Started by mookle, 12th May 2017 09:48
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  19. Really? shifting contract dates

    On my current gig, I have a signed contract. As you would expect. I won't go into too much detail about my circumstances, only to say we work to milestone deliveries. I started after the rest of the team. The contract I've signed finishes the third week in July. It seems the client wanted some...

    Started by Elliegirl, 9th May 2017 20:27
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