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  1. 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, Yesterday 09:46
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  2. 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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  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 23:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. DevOps

    Hi, A lot of roles advertised in my area (Agile) talk about DevOps model but I'm not sure whether they're using the wrong terminology or I'm missing something. Anyone got any ideas what this means? Thanks VC

    Started by VillageContractor, 27th February 2017 10:12
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  2. What is the best way to find out my chargeable day rate?

    Hey I have been freelancing via an agency for nearly five years (PAYE). I get short term bookings and most of the time they are not even involved in the process. I heard a comment from someone else that their commissions are very high to the client. I am curious to know how much exactly because...

    Started by mhuk2016, 16th March 2017 11:13
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  3. Moved: Touchstone Business Development

    Started by LondonPM, 13th January 2017 15:38
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  4. Escape agency contract for new contract with same Client

    I have operated as Ltd Co. for four years always through agencies without any issues. I am currently 10 months into my current contract via a consultancy who always work as an agency. I have had no contact with them during my assignment apart from initial phone conversation to set up meetings and...

    Started by PlanContractor84, 16th March 2017 08:36
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    16th March 2017 13:03 Go to last post
  5. Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

    This seems to happening more and more this year. I had calls from Arrows Group UK, which I have now blocked, where their people have poor English: "When you make the CV", "If you would be fine", "you can reply me back" I don't want this agency to represent my contracting business. It seems...

    Started by rocktronAMP, 23rd August 2016 13:50
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  6. Is there such a thing as an honest recruitment agency?

    I plague with agencies that do nothing other get your details and then you never hear from them again, they won't tell you who the company is, won't tell you if they've sent your details across, have no idea what they're asking you for. I honestly though by now these shark like practices would...

    Started by hardboiled, 15th March 2017 09:13
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  7. Client ask for sensitive information prior to interview stage. Normal?

    Hi So, I am booked in for a face to face interview with the client (IT consulting firm) and I've been asked to fill in a super long online form on the client's website prior to the interview. The form asks for things like 3 references, NI number, 5 years (!) of addresses history, and so on... ...

    Started by MattZani, 13th March 2017 09:44
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  8. Exclamation The Treasury drops NICs increase for self-employed in major U-turn

    The Treasury drops NICs increase for self-employed in major U-turn - Politics live https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/mar/15/david-davis-gives-evidence-to-commons-brexit-committee-politics-live?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard So Hammond to cover the cost of this U-turn...

    Started by afrocentric, 15th March 2017 11:58
    budget, nic
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  9. SDM Roles?

    Hi there I'm considering going back contracting after being a permy for the last 17 years. When I was last contracting in y2k I was doing 2nd and 3rd Line support in a wintel environment, nowadays I'll be looking at roles within Service Delivery Management. I've been an SDM for the last 7...

    Started by StevieT, 14th March 2017 15:11
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  10. Microsoft Partner

    Has anyone found being a Microsoft Partner provided any real benefits lately as a one man PSC? It used to be good for discounts on software but with multiple Office 365 licenses being thrown at you every time you buy a cheap tablet and SQL Server Developer being free I've not reached a point where...

    Started by BigRed, 10th March 2017 22:00
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    14th March 2017 15:17 Go to last post
  11. Who is my end client?

    My client is a consultancy who has placed me in one of their projects in a bank. I am getting my contract reviewed and need to know who I should deem as my end client with regard to agreement re work practices. The daily work is carried out at the bank's office. If I deem the bank my end...

    Started by heyya99, 13th March 2017 18:13
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  12. Is it bad not to have a signed/countersigned copy of a contract?

    Hi, I have recently finished a project for a client. I don't have a countersigned copy of the contract from the agency. This is not ideal but should I be worried? The commercial reality of the situation is obvious from our email exchanges. I am being contracted to perform a piece of work -...

    Started by ginjar, 6th February 2017 13:44
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    contract, extensions, signage, signing
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  13. Contracting in Sydney

    Now before anyone flames me saying it's been posted. No , not by me. Had an agent convincing me that contracting in Sydney is the thing , rates around 700-800$. which sounds good on paper, though got few questions. 1. Anyone applied for point based skilled visa? is it hard to get once you fill...

    Started by diseasex, 2nd March 2017 10:47
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  14. Car leasing wear and tear prices

    Hi guys, I'm doing a bit of research into the relationship between car lessors and their lessees (on a comercial scale rather than private). I was wandering if anyone knew anything about who the most popular car leasing companies are and who are their lessees. Also what sort of prices do they...

    Started by Xilis, 13th March 2017 11:58
    cars, information, lease
    • Replies: 1
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  15. Just seen this.

    Public Sector. Security Management Officer - Chester Cheshire - March-10-2017 (FAlwX) PLEASE NOTE DUE TO UPCOMING LEGISLATION THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK ON AN UMBRELLA COMPANY BASIS ONLY. Maybe they should employ someone instead!!!!! Anyway I thought the off payroll...

    Started by mall, 10th March 2017 13:27
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  16. contract prolonging tacticts

    So I'm on this contract. Nothing to do, way ahead of everybody. Reading browsing. The problem is the camera is behind my back facing monitors and they've proved they are looking at it. I'm out of ideas how to stall this contract further. Everyone seems to be working, can't be caught on anything...

    Started by diseasex, 7th March 2017 09:23
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  17. Client using your CV to win work

    Tried searching this but I couldn't find anything on the forums. Has anyone ever had a client use your CV to help them gain work? Is this normal?

    Started by grumpyjr, 8th March 2017 15:27
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  18. Recommended Agencies for Contracts outside UK

    Hi, I've decided to look further afield for contract work (PM / Financial Services). Looking for recommendations regarding the best agencies to begin my search. Whilst I have a basic grasp of a few foreign languages the roles I'm looking for would most likely need to be English Speaking. Any...

    Started by BOSKIS, 11th March 2017 14:13
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  19. Security Clearance

    Asking for my son, who has landed a Uni placement requiring him to be security cleared. Will his short membership of the Socialist Workers Party a while back count against him?

    Started by pjclarke, 10th March 2017 12:46
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  20. Moved: Contracting and working and living short term UP NORTH

    Started by rocktronAMP, 10th March 2017 10:31
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    10th March 2017 11:49 Go to last post

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