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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. Hiya!

    Thought I'd say hi, just made the jump from permieland to contracting, and as my feet are finally under the table at ClientCo it's time to thank everyone! I started my journey around 2 months ago, slowly preparing by starting MyCo, getting an accountant and later landing my first 6 month gig...

    Started by TJR, 1st July 2015 17:22
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  2. Moved: Discretionary profit sharing bonus

    Started by Albert12, 26th June 2015 19:33
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  3. In a Permie Role Offered Short Term Contract

    Hello, Just after a bit of advice... I'm currently in a permie role but have been offered a contract, however, its initially only three months but with the view to extend. Do I leave a permanent position for a three month contract or hold out for an initial 6 month contract somewhere? All...

    Started by Nowornever, 23rd June 2015 18:47
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  4. Hello Forum

    Just wanted to say Hi to the forum :wave:. Hopeful that I will make a positive contribution in the future

    Started by AddSum, 18th June 2015 06:17
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  5. Talking Not sure what to do next...

    Hi all, So, I have previously been a contractor through an umbrella company. I was a Programme Support Officer in the public sector back in 2010 for a year. After this, I went permie. Looking to go back into the contracting world but not sure what my next steps should be. Since the above role...

    Started by bidme, 16th June 2015 10:27
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  6. What is the current IT Contractor situation in UK?

    Currently I'm searching for a new job in London, after three successful perm interviews I have refused all of them because I didn't like the role or the company. I'm getting a bit fed up of perm jobs that they promise you interesting projects and after a while or after finish the project, they...

    Started by Parmesan, 16th June 2015 12:23
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  7. Building the War Chest before the leap?

    Hi All, I'm a self taught developer with just under 3 years experience. 32 yrs old, unrelated degree blah blah. Sole developer at my work alongside my boss who is the DBA\PM. Small firm of 30 or so. I was taken on at 27k as a junior, more for my potential & enthusiasm rather than skill...

    Started by Hardgrafter, 11th June 2015 15:52
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  8. First Contract Interview

    Hi, I am new here but looking for some advice as I have got my first contract interview. It's for a Government department in a Citrix role and not sure if I need to consider anything specific to that fact. Any tips?

    Started by richhc, 9th June 2015 09:29
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  9. First Contract role in the Uk - advice required

    Hi Forum Members, British citizen - I have spent the last 3.5 years in Aus and contracting there. I have moved back to the UK and just got a contract at a bank. First time for me contracting in the UK - set up a Limited Company this week and have been contacted by a company called Darwin who...

    Started by sab, 4th June 2015 21:41
    advice, contractor, tax
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  10. Veni, vidi, but not quite vici

    After attempting to get a contracting career started, I am going back to a permie role for now (which I am looking for at the moment). Did not manage to find a contract, but did learn a couple of valuable lessons about what not to do when trying to move from permie to contracting ! At this...

    Started by QwertyNow, 3rd June 2015 12:52
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  11. Headhunted and clueless

    Hi, brand new here and while I have read through quite a few posts I haven't been able to find the answers to my specific questions so I thought someone here may be able to answer. I'm currently working as a permanent employee but have been contacted by a recruitment company offering a 6 month...

    Started by McrSfd71, 31st May 2015 13:38
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  12. Chasing an entry level role in IT. No degree, no certifications, no experience.

    Hello friends. I just wanted to ask your advice/opinion on my situation. I'm in my late 20s, based in London, with a BA in Foreign Languages and MSc in Business Management. I've been mainly working in Sales and I'm really sick of it. Agencies mainly call me for that type of role and I hate it....

    Started by RebelRebel, 15th February 2015 22:28
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  13. Work from home

    Hi guys, Had a final telephone interview with a company yesterday for a 3 month gig. I asked how flexible the arrangement could be and expressed once in and understand requirements etc.. Then you can do a day or two from home. My question do I need this to be put into the contract ? My...

    Started by eddie1507, 23rd May 2015 10:22
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  14. CVs / Matching specs and skills / Adding new skills

    Dear seasoned contractors, I am at the moment trying to pick up my first contract. For a host of reasons, I decided to quit my permanent job and spend all my time and energy on finding that first contract which well get me started in this (as someone else said in another post) "wibbly wobbly...

    Started by QwertyNow, 25th May 2015 14:45
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  15. Sick days

    Hi seasoned contractors; If I'm in a contract and and I'll I understand about the sub clause which I could exercise but what do you need to do when you are ill is it a case of calling the agent to inform them of your illness ?

    Started by eddie1507, 23rd May 2015 10:24
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  16. Question Advice for new contractor

    Hi, I've just taken the leap into contracting after 18 years as a full time developer. So far i've had loads of calls by the recruitment agents but after 15 calls and promises to send through the job specs by email i have only received 1 job spec. To make matters even worse when i call them...

    Started by MrSpeedy, 21st May 2015 07:23
    advice, contract advice, experience, newbie
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  17. Cannot Access my Profile

    Hi I tried to edit my profile - but am told I don't have permission to do so. Has my account been authenticated yet? Regards Richard

    Started by RichardB, 9th March 2015 12:52
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  18. Part time contracting

    Hi all, Hello to all and great forum - I'm currently wading through everything trying to get up-to-speed :) I originally started out as a vanilla IT Support company serving local businesses but have a couple of clients that have grown into a couple of days a week each as pretty much a...

    Started by PhilDuley, 20th May 2015 10:12
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  19. Prince2 training companies

    Hi Can anyone recommend a company in London or online for doing Prince2 courses. Everytime I google the first one that comes up is The Knowledge Academy but I've seen both good and bad reviews about them. Any thoughts on this company? Thanks.

    Started by MNU, 28th July 2014 15:15
    it training company, prince2
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  20. Is this possible? Permanent Job Skill X -> Contract Job Skill Y

    Hi all, some people are taking the plunge into the world of contracting, I am taking the plunge into the contractor's forum. Anyway, I have a beginner's question that some of you might be able to answer. I have 15 years software development experience primarily in C# however I am lately more...

    Started by ninjamayo, 7th May 2015 22:22
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