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    Build a good LinkedIn profile. Link with your old colleagues, bosses, suppliers, clients. Let them all know what you are looking for, what you can offer and what your timescales are. See if there is flexibility in your end date with your current job and save your leave days to facilitate a quick bunk.
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    Worth checking with HR that as part of your redundancy you get time off for attending interviews and retraining, many do these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbonner View Post
    Worth checking with HR that as part of your redundancy you get time off for attending interviews and retraining, many do these days.
    I think I do. If push comes to shove, I can always "work from home".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianbhenderson73 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianbhenderson73 View Post
    Good afternoon fellow forumites.

    I was wondering if I could get some honest feedback from others that have taken the leap and become IT contractors.

    The company I work for (who shall remain nameless until I no longer work for them) have decided that the BI function that's currently provided from two sites within their UK operation is one which can better be provided by staff in India, which means that I and 12 other people will be redundant as from the end of September.

    I've been with the company in its various incarnations for the past fifteen years, so I'm going to be walking away with a fairly good redundancy package. I've always toyed with the idea of being an IT contractor and picking up short-term contracts, but because I've had a permanent position I've been unwilling to take that leap into the unknown. Now though, that opportunity is presenting itself.

    I've been in IT since 1995 and would say that the majority of my skills lie in database administration, specifically around Microsoft SQL Server (2005/2008). I know that there are various ways in which to set up as a contractor, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me any pointers on the best way to go about it.

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    stay in your job till sept 2016 when outsourced BI staff can atually take it over, or go this september come back October as a contractor and fix the issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianbhenderson73 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    It is better to never try than to fail.
    did you have your annual appraisal yesterday?

    You seem to be repeating the stock phrases from it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianbhenderson73 View Post
    Not helpful.
    For general that was very helpful.

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    Isn't starting a thread causing our regular General posters to actually give some proper advice a bannable offence? It should be...

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