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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. hello newbie here

    newbie here can anyone recommend good agencies for a first timer ?

    Started by rugbeater, 5th August 2016 12:22
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  2. Have been put on company website

    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...

    Started by Pipp, 4th August 2016 07:38
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  3. Planning Ahead

    Good Afternoon 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...

    Started by Burns, 6th July 2016 13:02
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  4. Hello!

    Hi, 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...

    Started by Tim at Bright Sky, 1st July 2016 10:25
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  5. Hey peeps

    Hi All:smokin

    Started by Inbetweenjobs, 27th June 2016 14:22
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  6. Newbie here....is Is there a section for non-IT contractors?

    Hi 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? W.E.

    Started by Workethic, 19th June 2016 22:16
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  7. New on here but don't have permission to edit profile and image etc?

    Anybody know why that is? Thanks

    Started by AMS Accountants, 14th May 2016 11:16
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  8. Just joined...

    Hey All, 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. I have...

    Started by ChrisFromGreece, 10th June 2016 16:57
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  9. Hey guys!

    Just thought I'd say hi to everyone and to introduce myself. I'm from Belgium and I moved in London about two years ago. I'm a (yet another) IT contractor, working in Web dev (using JavaScript) and I'm really excited about exchanging ideas about contracting in general. Thanks for reading!

    Started by Karbim, 6th June 2016 12:03
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  10. Hello!... and question.

    Hi all, 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....

    Started by New boy, 2nd May 2016 21:15
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  11. Need to get on a first contract

    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? Need...

    Started by J2YSK, 19th May 2016 21:07
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    agency recommendations, first time contract, first timer, networking, newbie
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  12. Hi everyone

    I've been a long time lurker here on CUK but mostly felt might be time to start posting here :wave:

    Started by warwicktraveller, 20th May 2016 12:16
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  13. Misconduct and Application for Security Clearance

    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...

    Started by Pasadena10, 20th May 2016 11:33
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  14. L.O.

    Hello :wave: Long time reader etc etc - finally got round to signing up. So, hi :wave:

    Started by missinggreenfields, 7th May 2016 13:53
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  15. Question Current permco raised "would you like to contract for us"... IR35? Contract?

    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...

    Started by matty, 11th February 2016 14:15
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  16. Joe says hey

    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!

    Started by JoeP, 5th May 2016 21:30
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  17. Buying Microsoft Tools

    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...

    Started by Dingbat, 25th April 2016 10:29
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  18. Introduction

    Hi It is very nice to join you all. Hope for long and happy association with you all.

    Started by derekbrian, 25th April 2016 07:20
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  19. Thumbs up Hello everyone

    Hello everyone just wish to say hi as it is my first time on the forum

    Started by denisefreeman, 19th April 2016 17:56
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  20. Newbie to the game, need to shake of a permie state of mind

    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. Forum admin/moderator...

    Started by Nstrumental J, 11th April 2016 21:49
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