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Originally Posted by Ryukami
Don't be pushed by agents. They'll see you through this and drop you like a brick. If you aren't ready and prepared for the change then your worst nightmares will come to fruition. An offer is nothing unless it's signed. On top of that contract to perm is just a way for getting your services for a short time in which they can ditch you on the spot if you aren't what they want or no longer need you. In contracting if you get let in the door in a morning you are good. That's about it. We should never commit to anything beyond the contract at best, the end of the day at worst. I'd put a lot of money on the that perm role disappearing or being as badly paid as you are now. Worse than that even if it is a step up you'll be loving the contractor rate so much you won't be able to take the drop.
Now I've approached by a recruiting agency about a potential contracting offer for 6 months with a chance to go perm after that.
Being 28, i wonder if i should consider this offer as it is 6 months.
Is there also anything i should be aware of in terms of the contract and starting a career path of contracting if i proceed?
I can't help you are a bit young at 28. I've met some really smart guys that age and I know there are some young contractors on here but still... You've only got a finite amount of experience and there will be much more experienced guys out there.
Sounds like a no goer all round on the face of what I am reading.
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