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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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.
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...
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SEE: www.octatec.co.uk/sbp_sum.htm for more...
has anybody had any experience of these? good? bad?
I have a idea for a business venture I would like to bounce off any agents out there (Or highly respected members of this community.).
The idea involves agents in the IT sector primarily so, if you are interested in helping me please contact me at email@example.com.
Please state your name on...
Has anyone ever tried setting up their own agency ? to flush out some of the useless ones (ie. dataworkforce) At least we'd know what we are talking about so should be able to filter out the *******.
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This is just an interim thing, offering good prices - but work is currently underway on a proper interactive on-line store.
I can't wait for this slump in contracting to start earning. I need to eat now - before I start losing weight!!
News item about organisations developing mobile phones that vibrate differently to represent different emotions/messages being transmitted.
Text messaging was a big growth industry last year, this could be big! Anyone know where to start?
I can supply: -
Internal PCI ADSL Conexant modem for £56.87 Inc VAT In stock today.
External ADSL Single Port USB modem for £116.33 Inc VAT. Soon.
Also have a couple of Ethernet solutions available - a single port hub (in effect) and a 4 port switch - both with built in ADSL modems:
Does anyone know where I can purchase office chairs (with arms) from at a reasonable price, ie less than £50??
Any Spanish speaking Summit Apis out there ?
We have a few of the new Compaq IPAQ H3870 available. They are brand new, unopened and ready to use.
Check out the following link to COMPAQ if you want to find out about them.
Basically this is latest in a line of very popular handhelds....
Has anyone got useful information about buy to let properties ? In particular, is it better to invest through one's company/personally?
Can anyone share their experiences in these type of investments?
Check out my details at RAMMS Ltd, where you'll find a link to my CV.
(I will edit my Status accordingly from time to time)
Note that my somewhat naff looking website is currently being redesigned (so no offers please). However, quite willing to...
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We will be holding a Contractor Event in London shortly, where contractors can network, talk about the jobs market and prospects, meet a few agents, and perhaps re-connect with old friends and colleagues. The Event will be partially sponsored by agencies, job boards etc., e.g. as regards paying for...
Thats right absolutely free !
What ? you think there might be a catch ?
Yeah - dead right....
Just a thought...
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I noticed from Jobserve that Weblogic/EJB/J2EE/UML is one of the most highly sought after skillsets in the UK contracting marketing....
I am an American IT contractor with these skills and over 10 years of IT experience and would like offer an exchange with an UK contractor to partner up to...
Anyone interested in Plasma screens from Fujitsu, Teco, etc
prices from £3000 +vat for 42" plasma (as against list of £5000)
Home and commercial models, free dvd player promotion with Fujitsu 4214
Also minolta / olympus digital cameras,
128MB Kodak compact flash £50+vat
Under IR35, a professional web site is a clear indication that a consultancy is marketing itself to potential clients. In addition, it provides one of the most powerful marketing tools available to the freelance consultant.
Aimed specifically at the freelance consultant, we have developed a...
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