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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: CUK Netiquette: A guide for newbies

    Welcome to CUK! :wave: If you have been lurking around CUK (and if you haven't I would recommend a glance in the professional forums AND General) you might have noticed one or two of the regular become a tad tetchy (or from your point of view, rude) over some of the threads that newbies have...

    Started by cojak, 3rd March 2010 09:22
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searching CUK Forums

    You can give it a go using the Search in the website, but don't expect much. Google is your friend for this. Just add "site:forums.contractoruk.com" at the end of your search terms, and it will only look on here. To specify a particular forum add...

    Started by cojak, 6th August 2010 07:36
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  1. Question Advice for new contractor

    Hi, I've just taken the leap into contracting after 18 years as a full time developer. So far i've had loads of calls by the recruitment agents but after 15 calls and promises to send through the job specs by email i have only received 1 job spec. To make matters even worse when i call them...

    Started by MrSpeedy, 21st May 2015 07:23
    advice, contract advice, experience, newbie
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  2. Cannot Access my Profile

    Hi I tried to edit my profile - but am told I don't have permission to do so. Has my account been authenticated yet? Regards Richard

    Started by RichardB, 9th March 2015 12:52
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  3. Part time contracting

    Hi all, Hello to all and great forum - I'm currently wading through everything trying to get up-to-speed :) I originally started out as a vanilla IT Support company serving local businesses but have a couple of clients that have grown into a couple of days a week each as pretty much a...

    Started by PhilDuley, 20th May 2015 10:12
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  4. Prince2 training companies

    Hi Can anyone recommend a company in London or online for doing Prince2 courses. Everytime I google the first one that comes up is The Knowledge Academy but I've seen both good and bad reviews about them. Any thoughts on this company? Thanks.

    Started by MNU, 28th July 2014 15:15
    it training company, prince2
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  5. Is this possible? Permanent Job Skill X -> Contract Job Skill Y

    Hi all, some people are taking the plunge into the world of contracting, I am taking the plunge into the contractor's forum. Anyway, I have a beginner's question that some of you might be able to answer. I have 15 years software development experience primarily in C# however I am lately more...

    Started by ninjamayo, 7th May 2015 22:22
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  6. Leapt into the abyss

    Hello fellow forum members, I just thought I'd say hello. I've been lurking around here for some weeks, but finally the time has come to take the plunge into the world of IT contracting. 1) I have a 3 month notice period with my permanent role, or rather did have as knowing no-one is going to...

    Started by Digimonsta, 20th April 2015 17:40
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  7. reverse relocation

    I'm in an odd situation. Recently started a contract in Gloucester and very happy. However my wife and I want to settle somewhere. Currently renting as a temp situation. We have family and friends in Cornwall which naturally is a draw in that direction. However like we all know. Work is thin...

    Started by eatmyshorts, 23rd March 2015 21:39
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  8. Allow myself to introduce myself...

    Finally got round to signing up on this forum. Moved into contracting about 14 months ago and walked straight into my first contract - I was signed up before leaving my permie job. After a few off and on renewals with the same client, the work seems to have dried up they can no longer guarantee a...

    Started by pauldee, 9th April 2015 19:30
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  9. Newbie questions

    Firstly, Hi everyone! New to this forum and looking to move in contract World! I've been offered my first contract at a decent rate, close to home and they are willing to wait while I serve my permie notice period, my question is what's the catch? Sounds too good to be true?

    Started by clueless44, 11th April 2015 08:46
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  10. When is the right time to jump?

    Hi All, I need some general advice needed on the world of contracting. I'm a Project Manager for a fairly large IT services company. I have been doing the role for almost 2.5 years. I'm keen, passionate and determined to do a good job and deliver projects. My company recognize this and as a...

    Started by spursman, 4th April 2015 17:31
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  11. Moved: Non-competition clause enforceable?

    Started by WorkLifeBalance, 5th April 2015 14:27
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  12. How to go for the first contract

    So after a life as a permie I've decided to go contracting. Why? The last five years have consisted of Jobs outsourced abroad twice (Singapore and Bulgaria) One company interviewing for one job giving me something completely different, let alone their culture......... And another(the...

    Started by grendelprime, 23rd March 2015 08:19
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  13. Talking new & successfully transistioned

    Hi All, I've been reading the forums off and on for a while but thought it was about time that i joined (if nothing more than to fill those less than busy moments during contracts!) Moved out of perm PM last summer and was fortunate enough to pick up a contract quite quickly. I'm now getting...

    Started by ceebeepps, 14th March 2015 13:33
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  14. Sole trader and IR35

    Hi there, I'm relatively new to contracting but am still very unclear on the rules governing how long you can work for a company as a contractor: my basic understanding is it all relates to exactly how a contractor works with their client, so I thought I'd spell out mine. I originally cold...

    Started by Seve, 23rd March 2015 16:59
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  15. Umberella companys

    Could any body help with my rights I've worked for umberella company for 5 years on same job and site some of my co workers have been taken on the books by the company not the umberella company I now have to do same job has them for less money plus more hours is that legal

    Started by Rate11, 16th March 2015 17:30
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  16. Wants to move into contracting

    Hi All, I have been in permanent employment for past 8 years and want to move in to contracting. I am a software developer on Microsoft stack (C#, WCF, Silvelight, WPF, EF, NHIBERNATE) and some SQL Server BI experience. Ideally want to do contracting in Finance. What I have observed is that...

    Started by syeda, 24th February 2015 06:42
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  17. Back in the saddle....

    Had a few ups and downs over the last 15 months, but I am now back in the groove on a decent day rate - hello again!

    Started by kettlebellBA, 12th March 2015 15:06
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  18. Difficult second album

    Hi, I made the jump from perm to contracting last year and have managed to get two extensions in my current role (get me eh!). Now though I'm getting rather frustrated on the project that I'm working (client co cannot sort out their contracts with 3rd party suppliers meaning my streams are largely...

    Started by gigahoe, 12th March 2015 10:05
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  19. Had a break in contract, need a mortgage

    I am currently in a contract, have been contracting for lat 5 years. However, I had taken a 10 month break form March 2014 to Jan 2015. Any suggestion as to who could give me a mortgage in my case? My husband has been contracting without a break for over 2 years.

    Started by ranmis, 8th March 2015 16:58
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  20. Agency Refusing to Pay Me After Leaving Contract with No Notice & No Signed Timesheet

    Due to serious and sudden personal health problems I was forced to leave a 6 month contract 1 week into starting with no notice, which was regrettable but I explained to the agency that I would be unable to continue working for the client and competently complete the work. I sent an email to...

    Started by ziggystardust, 9th March 2015 10:48
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    sal
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