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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: I just need to get two references ...

    Been out now for 3 months - 1 month was moving house and sat on my hole for the last 2. Usual story, Jobserved to death, and now dealing with the cretins. Over the last month, nearly every agency has asked for two references before they will "put me forward". Now I didn't come down in the last...

    Started by fitzy73, 5th August 2008 15:30
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    agency, references
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Webinar: The 10 Biggest Mistakes Contractors are Making When Seeking Contract Work

    Contractor UK free webinar Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers and thought-leaders on all things related to winning work in the contract market. Learn the 10 biggest mistakes contractors are making when seeking contract work and discover some innovative strategies that...

    Started by administrator, 23rd February 2018 12:43
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Moving to Germany. Who to inform, P85?, NHS?

    Hello IT Contractors, I shall be moving to Germany next month and spending 14 months on a contract. I was reading up and apparently I need to fill out a P85 form and let the NHS know that I shall be moving etc? Even though I shall still be maintaining a home here in the UK is there any...

    Started by themeditator, 7th April 2010 10:13
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    contracting overseas, germany
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Please find below an accumulation of questions that have featured on some of the many reptitive questions about SC. Maybe by putting them in a stickie and adding when we get new ones we can bat some of the drudgery off. I have given canned answers from what I read on the forum but you know how...

    Started by northernladuk, 23rd March 2010 23:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Opt out of Conduct of employment agencies 2003 act?

    Having read the leaflet I'm assuming this is a good idea because it seems not to do would harm you;re case with regards to IR35?

    Started by psychocandy, 22nd May 2011 12:56
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Public sector contracting

    Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.

    Started by DaveB, 6th August 2012 12:49
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behaviour in the Professional Forums

    I have noticed an increase in squabbling and bickering in the Professional forums of late. I am not amused. I do not care who starts the squabbling. I will finish it by banning all participants. The more persistant the squabbling the longer the ban. Feel free to disagree and correct but...

    Started by cojak, 10th June 2011 08:29
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  1. State of the Market

    Anyone else finding it very quiet out there? This is the quietest I remember it for the last 6 years. I finished my last contract at the end of April and now going back to an old client, but if that work wasn't there I'd be struggling to get a sniff of anything. Feels like some lean times are on...

    Started by JoJoGabor, 20th May 2016 10:29
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  2. When to start contracting? (Node, React)

    Hi, new here, I was recommended here by someone :smile I have been applying for contract roles in the last week but have had no interview offers, and am wondering if I should bother yet. I am a full-stack developer with 2.5 years total experience; the first 1 & 3/4 years being C++/other...

    Started by zukias, 24th February 2018 19:09
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    24th February 2018 23:22 Go to last post
  3. Asking Agency for visibility of end-client contract?

    I know this isn't the done thing, but with more and more focus being put on IR35 these days I'm considering starting to ask agencies to see the agency -> client contract as well as the contractor -> agency contract so I can check for consistency. I haven't signed an agency contract in years that...

    Started by Spikeh, 21st February 2018 11:33
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  4. CAPCO - Anyone worked here?

    Hi, Iím hoping to hear from someone who worked (or knows ppl who worked) for CAPCO in London. I have an interview scheduled for next week. Whatís the culture like here? They have a lot of clients in Canary Wharf - do the teams follow clientís work culture or do they make their own rules?...

    Started by Winterdiva, 21st February 2018 19:09
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  5. Talking Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court (Pimlico Plumbers)

    Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court - BBC News So he had to drive their van and work minimum hours? Hmm :spank:

    Started by PerfectStorm, 20th February 2018 10:34
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  6. Moving money abroad - Transferwise / Oanda etc

    I ve used transferwise and its not bad. Nice front end, good rates, but fees a little more then they should be Has anyone used Oanda Fxcm or one of the other brokers? If we were transferring 1000 or ten thousand or even a hundred grand from gbp to usd or gbp to eur which one would you...

    Started by 1 Jack Kada, 21st February 2018 21:09
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  7. Being "just a developer" in this DevOps era

    I'm in the relatively fortunate position of having managed to secure well paid contract work for most of the previous 11 years as a backend PHP developer. However, I'm noticing a trend in recent months that many of the contracts (especially those that pay a decent rate) are looking for more of a...

    Started by chicane, 23rd February 2018 11:06
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  8. Lloyd to spend 3BB On Digitalisation

    Suprised no one mentioned this Lloyds will spend 3 billion gbp on digitalisation. That should keep all us and agile coaches busy for years!! Thats good news Keen to hear from anyone who worked there? I imagine hiring will start soon and there will be a flood of roles opening up for...

    Started by 1 Jack Kada, 21st February 2018 21:06
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  9. Mastek

    Anyone have any experience of this outfit? I'd never heard of them. Had a phone interview with them last week. End client is the Home Office and the role involves working on a new system related to asylum applications. Turns out they're an Indian consultancy a la Wipro et al. Oh the...

    Started by Big Blue Plymouth, 18th February 2018 23:44
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  10. Critical Illness and life cover

    I'm looking to sign up for some critical illness and life cover. Can anyone recommend good cover?

    Started by bauldy, 3rd April 2017 07:18
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  11. BUAT And CUAT

    Desirable Skills ē Agile and Scrum management ē Understanding of BUAT and CUAT Approach I have never heard of these - What is BUAT ?:happy Has anyone come across these :)

    Started by 1 Jack Kada, 23rd February 2018 00:05
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  12. c. £ 150k vs plan B

    Really struggling with this dilemma so would appreciate some points of view. As a developer contracting away from home in the London financial sector I turn over a decent amount (see title). However, I've had a plan B in my mind for what seems like an eternity but I've never taken the time to...

    Started by oliverson, 21st February 2018 08:17
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  13. CV wordsearch optimisation

    Just had a frustrating conversation with an agent who was adamant that I needed to rewrite my CV listing all technical skills used against each and every contract repeatedly. Apparently listing technical skills in a separate section was not acceptable. All to do with computerised word search and...

    Started by DeadEyedJacks, 21st February 2018 13:53
    agent, wordsearch
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  14. Which option ?

    Hi, Which of these options (in your opinion) is best for me? Iíve been a contractor for 8years. Last year, I had my little girl - she is 9 months old now. Iím ready to return to work! The options I have are: 1. Perm Offer from one of the big4 consulting firms - 75k 2. Contract offer...

    Started by Winterdiva, 20th February 2018 21:10
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  15. part time/free lance work

    Hi all I am currently in a contract where the client realistically only needs me for 3 days a week. I was hoping to do some other work with the remaining 2 days. I dont want to leave the contract as it is a great opportunity and once the project is complete will look great on the CV but just need...

    Started by wparkar, 21st February 2018 12:13
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  16. Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

    This seems to happening more and more this year. I had calls from Arrows Group UK, which I have now blocked, where their people have poor English: "When you make the CV", "If you would be fine", "you can reply me back" I don't want this agency to represent my contracting business. It seems...

    Started by rocktronAMP, 23rd August 2016 13:50
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  17. Agency not on PSL

    Afternoon - it been a while since I last posted on here... just been quietly invoicing away Anyway last few days in the current gig so had an interview this morning with a new client who if I were a betting man would put a large chunk of money on me getting the new role. He did make the off the...

    Started by jimjamuk, 21st February 2018 13:11
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  18. Moved: pimlico plumbers supreme court

    I hope I have got the right group for this, if not please transfer That old chestnut the employment status of a plumber has kicked of again, is anybody following this case and how it might effect contracting as we know it ? See...

    Started by Bheleu, 21st February 2018 12:12
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  19. Moved: Pimlico Plumbers Supreme Court Decision - How will this affect IR35?

    Hi All You probably noticed the high profile Supreme Court case started yesterday involving a 'self employed' worker for Pimlico Plumbers requesting employment rights, including sick pay, holiday pay, redundancy etc etc. He's been successful in winning this argument through the Courts so far,...

    Started by markomagic1, 21st February 2018 12:11
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  20. Alternatives for getting paid

    Hi there, I have a potential opportunity where I will go directly to a client without an agency involved. The problem I have is that for the last 8 years or so I have been going through agencies who have paid me weekly. What I need to understand is what are the alternatives in turning my...

    Started by rvg400, 20th February 2018 18:48
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