• Visitors can check out the Forum FAQ by clicking this link. You have to register before you can post: click the REGISTER link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. View our Forum Privacy Policy.

State of the Market

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post
    So what is better now for juicy contracts, CWJobs or CV library?
    LinkedIn is much better than both

    Comment


      Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post

      LinkedIn is much better than both
      +1 for LI

      Maintain a good profile that succinctly summarises your experience, curate good quality connections (don't be afraid to cull people) and occasionally pay for premium when you're job hunting to increase your back end exposure to recruiters - it also allows you to message people you're not connected to which can be very handy. Premium is a month by month thing so you only pay for the period you need and then cancel when you've got a gig. It's an allowable expense for advertising your business.
      Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

      Comment


        Linkedin is horrible for spam, and mostly useless feed. Would rather use twitter.

        Comment


          Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post
          So what is better now for juicy contracts, CWJobs or CV library?
          Having a close personal friend who is a cabinet minister is still the best way.

          Comment


            Well after all my moaning about there being no proper Workday roles - I have been contacted about 3 recently - all purporting to be outside. If this keeps up it shouldn't be too long before I can return to contracting - yippee!

            Comment


              Agent calls me about a gig. Sounds good, rate good. I respond to his email with right to represent at the given rate we agreed on the phone call. I clearly write this figure in my right to represent.

              Smashed the interview.

              Agent now asks if I’d take a lower rate as he’s not sure they can afford it. Wants to book 2nd interview. Can I shave a bit off?

              What shall I do?

              bend over…Give in
              ask him to bend over? Give him the boot
              walk away silently, ghost him
              Tut loudly
              play a violin
              hire a hitman
              ask my accountant
              send a substitute
              send my lawyer
              Sign on
              Other?

              Comment


                Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
                Agent calls me about a gig. Sounds good, rate good. I respond to his email with right to represent at the given rate we agreed on the phone call. I clearly write this figure in my right to represent.

                Smashed the interview.

                Agent now asks if I’d take a lower rate as he’s not sure they can afford it. Wants to book 2nd interview. Can I shave a bit off?

                What shall I do?

                bend over…Give in
                ask him to bend over? Give him the boot
                walk away silently, ghost him
                Tut loudly
                play a violin
                hire a hitman
                ask my accountant
                send a substitute
                send my lawyer
                Sign on
                Other?
                I'd be asking why the client agreed to interview you at a rate they couldn't afford and whether the agent thinks you were born yesterday.
                Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

                Comment


                  Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

                  I'd be asking why the client agreed to interview you at a rate they couldn't afford and whether the agent thinks you were born yesterday.
                  Shouldn't this be in the other thread Slippery Agent Behaviours? The agent lady / gentleman has clearly been chancing their arm, so bin them.

                  Comment


                    SQL Server developer and DBA roles seem to have taken a dive in the last few weeks, both in terms of rate and numbers of roles.
                    e.g. today:
                    https://www.jobserve.com/gb/en/searc...CEA58C50ECABA/
                    £225 - 275 per Day (albeit outside IR35).

                    Things seem to have moved to the cloud, of which I have a couple of years of Databricks Spark SQL experience, but no python. Will need to learn python and start blagging experience in it I guess

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
                      Agent calls me about a gig. Sounds good, rate good. I respond to his email with right to represent at the given rate we agreed on the phone call. I clearly write this figure in my right to represent.

                      Smashed the interview.

                      Agent now asks if I’d take a lower rate as he’s not sure they can afford it. Wants to book 2nd interview. Can I shave a bit off?

                      What shall I do?

                      bend over…Give in
                      ask him to bend over? Give him the boot
                      walk away silently, ghost him
                      Tut loudly
                      play a violin
                      hire a hitman
                      ask my accountant
                      send a substitute
                      send my lawyer
                      Sign on
                      Other?
                      Depends how much you need the contract and what you think you are worth.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X