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    #41
    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    If you do two at the same time, the practical considerations are - how do you deal with a double booking - both teams want a 9AM call, what do you do?

    Also, which client do you put on your LinkedIn job history?
    The answer to the second one is easy - both of course.

    I think it's poor etiquette to put details of your current client on LI while you're working with them. I tend to update when I think I'm leaving and then have to decide what to do with the blurb when an 11th hour extension comes through.

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      #42
      I wouldn't advise this if you are misleading clients into thinking you will be working for them full-time. You might or might not get away with it. If you want to do this I would be up front about the fact that you'll be working for them part time and depending on availability.
      I'm alright Jack

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        #43
        Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
        I wouldn't advise this if you are misleading clients into thinking you will be working for them full-time. You might or might not get away with it. If you want to do this I would be up front about the fact that you'll be working for them part time and depending on availability.
        +1 Bad idea if the relationship is built on a lie and they both expect your availability at the same times. Otherwise, fill yer boots.

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          #44
          I have been thinking about taking on two contracts myself...

          How would you record them on your CV though? If you have two clients at the same time then any future client will see you have juggled two in the past? or do you just leave one off?

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            #45
            Originally posted by ITC0ntracte3 View Post
            I have been thinking about taking on two contracts myself...

            How would you record them on your CV though? If you have two clients at the same time then any future client will see you have juggled two in the past? or do you just leave one off?
            eh??
            You're a business. You can have more than one client.
            Or you're a permietractor.

            In the same way that if you can't tell both clients about each other then you shouldn't doing it.... If you can't put both on your CV then you definitely shouldn't be doing it.
            See You Next Tuesday

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              #46
              Originally posted by Lance View Post

              eh??
              You're a business. You can have more than one client.
              Or you're a permietractor.

              In the same way that if you can't tell both clients about each other then you shouldn't doing it.... If you can't put both on your CV then you definitely shouldn't be doing it.
              Exactly this - I've got two contracts at the moment and have been quite transparent with both parties about my commitments.

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                #47
                Originally posted by edison View Post

                Exactly this - I've got two contracts at the moment and have been quite transparent with both parties about my commitments.
                That's fine and almost expected if you are paid by delivery. However, isn't that going to raise a few eyebrows if someone is going for a contract where they expect your undivided attention?

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                  #48
                  Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

                  That's fine and almost expected if you are paid by delivery. However, isn't that going to raise a few eyebrows if someone is going for a contract where they expect your undivided attention?
                  If you've got two or more contracts then it's not possible to give your undivided attention. I do two days a week for client A and up to 3 days a week for client B. I've agreed with both that I'm able to flex that a bit depending on how things may change with the other party.

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                    #49
                    Originally posted by Lance View Post

                    now that is stupid to suggest that. At least NLUK had some valuable suggestions.

                    I have been doing double/triple bubble for 2 years solid now. It's not for everyone. But £250k turnover builds a decent warchest. And seeing as I've been nowhere for 12 months it's worked out very well.
                    Hi I also do 2 contracts both WFH or as I say working from gym or where I like.....not for everyone....if you can work smart then it will work ...im now looking for a 3rd...

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                      #50
                      Originally posted by ITC0ntracte3 View Post
                      I have been thinking about taking on two contracts myself...

                      How would you record them on your CV though? If you have two clients at the same time then any future client will see you have juggled two in the past? or do you just leave one off?
                      Leave 1 off ...thats what I do

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