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can anyone recommend good agencies for a first timer ?
Hello, a first timer here:)
I have recently taken on a 6 month contract with a firm in business development. I work 2 days a week.
Recently they put me up on their website with my picture as a sales person.
I am not comfortable with this as I feel this makes me look part of the company, a...
Just popping past to say hello. I've been a lurker for a while and thought I'd register.
I'm currently planning towards setting up a little one man band consultancy on my area of tech so I've been reading all the first timer posts and all the information that I've been able to...
Just wanted to introduce myself (and try very hard not to break any advertising rules!)
I have worked as an accountant specialising in the contractor sector for 4 years and have just returned from an 18 month break.
So I have joined to get myself up to date with often quick changing...
After searching, I thought I may as well ask the question...Are there any non-IT contractors on here and is any part of the forum dedicated to these?
Also, does anyone know a good link or site that gives realistic estimates of contractor day rates equivalent to a given permie rate?
Anybody know why that is?
I am Chris, just joined the forum, and wanted to say hi.
Have been in the UK for 12 years now, working in London for the past 10 years.
I am a currently a Lead Architect (Java stack) / Agile Coach in a Tier-1 IB and thinking that it's about time I tried contracting.
Just thought I'd say hi to everyone and to introduce myself.
Thanks for reading!
My first post - Hello!
Sorry if this has been asked before but I've been reading a few threads and done a couple of searches and can't quite find the answer.
As a newcomer to contracting I wanted to make sure my web searches for contracts cover as much of the market as possible....
My first post.... here goes
How can I begin my first contract as a contractor on a day rate? Really need to get out of doing what I am at the moment. PAYE slave! Easiest first steps to freedom. Any decent starter courses or fields I need to look at.
How do I look for gigs and where?
I've been a long time lurker here on CUK but mostly felt might be time to start posting here :wave:
In April of 2016 I was terminated from a Corporate Radiation Safety Officer job that I held for 14 years. One night after work my assistant and I went to dinner to discuss task for the upcoming year. Since he is working from Ohio and I am in Texas I don't always know what he is doing. I asked...
Long time reader etc etc - finally got round to signing up.
So, hi :wave:
Hi all! Today's noob question relates to contracting for my current permco...
So, current permie co have raised possibility of offering me a contract as they are struggling to source a replacement, and asked if I would be interested if it comes to that. This has some appeal as it would ease me...
I've done some contracting in the past but not for the past few years and not, now that I think about it, in the UK. (I spent many years in a faraway country known for gold, good wine, and crime.)
Need to get back into and navigate the questions of umbrella companies and so on.
So ... hi all!
Just registered :smile
And just ventured into contracting world, taking voluntary redundancy after 26 years as employee
I'm primarily a project manager / 'consultant', mainly in field of integration/interfacing, but software development too.
Just completing first contract, a very short...
It is very nice to join you all. Hope for long and happy association with you all.
Hello everyone just wish to say hi as it is my first time on the forum
Hey all, glad to have found this forum/site. After working on 2nd line and IT projects for a few years, its time to move forward, I am deciding to take the leap (almost, once the CV is polished and umbrella company found).
The advice and tips from member here is awesome.
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