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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. Linkedin review before interview

    When I receive an email from an agency confirming that I have an interview with project manager X , is it a good idea to look at X's Linkedin profile to get an idea who is interviewing me. Sometimes I notice that X has already looked at mine.

    Started by Brussels Slumdog, 22nd January 2016 20:52
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  2. Put fwd at £x, now at face-to-face stage, want £x+50

    I like the client, proposed work, location, contract length - everything is a yes. Except I think the rate I have been put forward at is about £50/day under the market rate. Ten days ago I had just started looking for new projects and at that point was keen to get things moving and agreed to £x/day...

    Started by theroyale, 28th January 2016 10:18
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  3. LinkedIn .. no contract jobs

    Has anyone secured contract roles through LinkedIn? All of the jobs advertised there seem to be perm. I guess then its just a networking tool for contractor as opposed to a job searching tool?

    Started by hgllgh, 26th January 2016 16:00
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    29th January 2016 15:29 Go to last post
  4. Cake Wars!

    As my contract comes to an end I find the traditional farewell doughnuts that I used bring in for the team are no longer needed as I have been out done by another contractor who also leaves today. "It seems they have bought the the entire front window of Greggs !" Preparing everyone for a diabetic...

    Started by CloudWalker, 29th January 2016 10:15
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  5. PI & PL when it's not requested

    Hi, I'm due to start a new contract going direct with the company, their contract doesn't specify the need for PI or PL insurance. I have mine through Qdos but just wondering if it's not required should I just cancel it? Are there any situations where it comes in handy? Thanks VC

    Started by VillageContractor, 28th January 2016 09:54
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  6. Photo on your CV?

    A mate of mine sent me his CV to review. Couple of points. 1) He insists on simple typefaces/layouts to minimise mangling by agent systems. However whenever I've seen what CV interviewers have in their hands, the formatting looks very similar/identical to what I sent to the agent, fancy...

    Started by Cirrus, 14th January 2016 06:05
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    28th January 2016 19:48 Go to last post
  7. Boss wants to move from 6 month to rolling contract

    The client after 2 months want to move from a 6 month(4 months left) to a more longer-term rolling contract, more aimed at longer-term. My colleagues seem to like me, but I don't know if my boss seems me as performing well. A lot of contractors have become perms here after 2 years of contracting,...

    Started by ujjain, 26th January 2016 15:36
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    28th January 2016 13:44 Go to last post
  8. Aldermore -- How Easy to set up, How Easy to use

    So, I need to open a new business savings account. The comparison sites seem to rank Aldermore at the top. But time is money, and I don't want to waste a lot of time I could be invoicing with hassles setting up a new account. The last bank account I opened was a nightmare. I'm willing to...

    Started by WordIsBond, 23rd January 2016 10:02
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    27th January 2016 15:18 Go to last post
  9. Looking to make the jump!

    Hi guys, I've been going through the boards trying to absorb a lot of the great information and advice you guys have here. It's a very different world from being a permie and some of it is a bit tricky to digest. I wonder if I could ask some advice from you guys? At the moment I'm working...

    Started by WorkShy, 23rd January 2016 11:09
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    26th January 2016 18:49 Go to last post
  10. Contract through a recruitment agency

    Hi folks, for the last 4 years or so, I have been contracting direct to clients, without using any recruitment agencies, and invoicing clients direct. it's been going great. However, I have now been offered a new contract, through a recruitment agency. I'm keen to take it, as the project...

    Started by RFDAndy, 12th November 2015 13:40
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  11. Working From Home

    Hi All I wonder if you could help me. My contract says I can work from home, and have done for a number of months. Recently, I have had a new manager and he has told me he wants me in the office. I said that my contract has a clause in it that say that I can work primarily from my business...

    Started by Paddyd, 20th January 2016 21:08
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  12. New Here... Made up my mind!

    How do, I came across the forum about a week ago and assume a here alot of people who are trying to take the leap but keep fannying about... I am pleased to say I have convinced myself this is for me and will hand in my notice following my bonus in March pay. I have more than 12 years...

    Started by BND100, 22nd January 2016 19:39
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    25th January 2016 07:11 Go to last post
  13. IR35 Review Results Inconsistent

    I'm a relative newbie and I have just been offered my third contract. I have used the same company to perform IR35 reviews on all three contracts. The latest one has failed on (1) RoS wording and (2) the use of sub-contractors (the agency will not allow it). When I checked the wording for RoS on...

    Started by WarriorQueen, 22nd January 2016 19:57
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    24th January 2016 14:00 Go to last post
  14. Smile Sub Contracting a Indefinite Remain to Leave & tax implications

    Hi, I am considering taking on a indian passport holder with a iLR. However I'd like to know what process I would have to follow if I hired through my ltd company. The situation is they are currently working in the uk for over 18months for another company who have offered 70% retention which...

    Started by Singhltd, 22nd January 2016 09:09
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    hiring ltd, home office, sponsorship
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  15. IR35 review for non uk contract

    Would you get an Ir35 review done for say a German agency contract? Would you bother with ensuring contract falls outside ir35 if it's a foreign client? Does it matter ? Having a hard time explaining why I'm being anal about certain clauses to the German agent.

    Started by InspiredByDope, 22nd January 2016 19:47
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  16. Extension - attempted rate cut

    Got offered 12 months extension, only ever been a load of 6 week - 2 month extensions so far, but a big bit of work has landed they need my skill set for... Quiet chat later and I'm just waiting on the paperwork before I draft the contract... sneaky things tried to put a 15% day rate cut through...

    Started by Danglekt, 21st January 2016 21:34
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  17. CV or LinkedIn profile?

    What do you all use to find your next contract? I always keep my CV updated incase I want to apply for an interesting role. However I feel like LinkedIn these days works the best to get contacted, and I'm not bother updating it. So which one works the best for you? CV or your LinkedIn profile?

    Started by sev, 5th November 2015 14:11
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    21st January 2016 20:31 Go to last post
  18. Procorre consulting

    Hi, Last thread on these guts got deleted in the legal section regarding some sort of contract question. Anyone here been approached or has worked for procorre as a contractor? Any thoughts? Numbers of articles on them and general info is 'light' considering they have 1,500 consultants...

    Started by Bluenose, 25th July 2014 10:29
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    21st January 2016 15:51 Go to last post
  19. passed the interview, got the contract, 5 weeks later still waiting for a start date

    Hi, Need some advice. I just finished a contract tail end of October, I got an interview lined up the following week, I passed the interview and agency congratulated me on the contract, he said it would take 2-3 weeks to sort out the paperwork. As it was a Bank, I would have undergo an...

    Started by robinhood1, 4th December 2015 15:46
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    21st January 2016 13:45 Go to last post
  20. How to spot a dodgy agency

    Apologies if this is a duplicate thread; I did run a search of sorts, honest. So I've expressed elsewhere a concern about making an agreement with an agency to have them represent me for a gig only to potentially not get it because they actually didn't have any "in" with the client and were...

    Started by seanraaron, 18th January 2016 13:17
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    20th January 2016 17:09 Go to last post

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