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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...

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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. Exclamation Am I bound to my agencies PSL of payroll companies?!

    I'm 3 days in on a 6 month temporary contract and decided last night that I'd like to work through the Ltd Company option as I have done previously. I really liked the company, their customer service, expenses system, speedy email replies etc I gave the Umbrella company my agencies details last...

    Started by Tatu, 30th June 2010 12:39
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  2. Moving from Perm to Temp

    Hi all.. my first post! :happy I am currently in a perm role and ready to take the plunge and dive into a contracting gig. Working in IT Support for just over 3 years I have experience with OS and Server technology, troublsehooting hardware/software network issues. Troubleshooting connectivity...

    Started by MadBallz, 19th July 2010 19:25
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  3. Compliance Checks (prior to offer being formally made)

    I've recently had my first interview for a contracting role. The interview went well and feedback from the interviewer to the recruiter was positive (but a formal offer has yet to be made as I understand there may be one more candidate to interview). As the interviewer is on leave for a few days...

    Started by Joxer, 18th July 2010 11:56
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  4. Newbie: Agents asking about other interviews

    In trying to secure my first contract, I have been asked by several agents so far what other clients I am seeing / what interviews I have lined up. Why do they ask this and how should I answer? Thanks.

    Started by bf2, 21st May 2010 05:43
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  5. Employment Reference on job contracting

    Hi, I have just started doing contracting, i tied up with an umbrella company for billing. Neither the umbrella company nor the client have sent the contract employment on a formal template. Client have just sent out the contract details(joining date,Rate,Project details) on the mail. No...

    Started by bhuva, 28th June 2010 17:39
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  6. Skills Change

    Hi All, I'm new here (which will probably become obvious soon enough!) so go easy on me :smile First for some background on my position; I'm currently permanently employed and have been for the last 10 years with the same company, I've been thinking about making the move to contracting for...

    Started by PaulTill2508, 14th July 2010 20:21
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  7. Morning

    Morning all, New to this site and just wanted to introduce myself. I have been a permie for over 15 years and thought that now might be a good time to self-employed. Have first contract lined up, so all systems go! SCCMist.

    Started by SCCMist, 1st July 2010 07:19
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  8. Afternoon

    Afternoon, I've been working for a few weeks now as a contractor under and umbrella following a job opportunity which I couldn't turn down the day after I finished uni. Still all a bit new but I found this place from my brolly co. today so thought I'd get involved. Having said that I've been...

    Started by Joe90, 6th July 2010 12:59
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  9. Another addition to the board

    Hi folks, Basically I joined this board because I've been screwed over by an agent (that makes twice now) and wanted to better protect myself in future. But enough about that. I work as a Freelance Creative Developer: a web developer with an eye for design. I recently resumed freelancing...

    Started by legendarydrew, 2nd July 2010 13:09
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  10. Solution architect career question

    I am a solution architect with good experience of SOA, data architecture and master data management. I have been trying to secure my first contract, and now I have this question: is my skillset really suited for a contracting career? The vast majority of contractors I have come across are...

    Started by bf2, 3rd July 2010 11:09
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  11. hello

    Well I thought I better be polite and say hello here. Its a new account as its about 7 years since I last posted here. Mind you nothing else seems to have changed although some post counts look slightly higher.

    Started by eek, 29th June 2010 13:59
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  12. Smile My Self Introduction

    Hello This is Gareth Jones, just joined the forum... I am working as manager at <mod> a retailer of radiators <\mod> Hope to have great time here Regards,

    Started by garethjones10, 25th June 2010 10:31
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  13. Hello everyone

    I'm new to this forum. I'm new to running a company also, and so I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I just wanted to say please be patient with me, and thanks a million for a brilliant website. Thanks, Houba

    Started by houba, 22nd June 2010 19:58
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  14. Post Permie to contract question

    Hi, After over 10 years working as a permie I'm looking to jump ship and start contracting. My experience has been mostly with the main investment banks - C++, J2SE/J2EE, fully agile, Spring, Hibernate, blah blah blah plus a strong academic history. I currently manage a team of 10...

    Started by monty3000, 21st June 2010 07:59
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  15. Swamped by calls for permie rolls

    I have been applying for contract roles for a couple of weeks now, without much success. I appreciate the market is not exactly the friendliest at the moment, and this is early days for me, etc. I also applied for some permie roles very recently. I didn't even bother calling up those agencies...

    Started by bf2, 7th June 2010 14:42
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  16. Advice for a Trade Floor Support monkey

    Hi Just after some advice from anyone who has made the jump from IB/Broking Trade Floor Support into a more specific area. Iíve been contracting doing generic support work for around 7 years, Reuters, Bloomberg, bit of IPC dealerboard and Iím curious to find out if any of you come from this sort...

    Started by igraham73, 8th June 2010 13:21
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  17. Permanent to Contracting

    Hello all, I am presently working for a company on perm basis. As I want to earn more money I am thinking to look for contract jobs. However I thinking to ask my company to convert me from perm to contractor(if they agree). My question how much should i quote as day rate if they agree for...

    Started by adminmaster, 4th June 2010 16:02
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  18. What Comes First Ltd Company/Bank Account or Contract Offer

    Hi I'm looking to move from perm to contract, and have a couple of telephone interviews in the pipeline. I currently have a 1 week notice period so if I secure a contract I'm keen to get going asap. My question is do I need to form a Ltd company and have a business account before I get a...

    Started by JimmyJames, 4th June 2010 10:31
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  19. Moving into IT Contracting

    Hello all, I am currently a contractor working in the financial services industry, but would like to move into IT contracting. Could anyone tell me what qualifications are in demand currently and what type of work would be a good route to go down to get attractive day rates? I currently have...

    Started by davecf10, 25th May 2010 12:51
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  20. Hello Hello

    Been lurking for a while here, finally taken the plunge to enter the fray! Greetings everyone.

    Started by gricerboy, 10th May 2010 11:27
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