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Life as a new contractor – turn expectations into reality in just 12 months

Life as a new contractor – turn expectations into reality in just 12 months

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We are living in the era of the self-employed. Nearly one in six of us now works for ourselves – either as contractors, freelancers, consultants, or agents. Leaving the world of permanent employment is a big step and it’s not one to be undertaken lightly because it’s true to say that the first 12 months are a rollercoaster both emotionally and financially.…

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Are you charging a competitive rate?

Are you charging a competitive rate?

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Are you charging a competitive rate that will set you apart from other contractors?

In order to reap the financial rewards of contracting in the long term, you need to ensure that you price yourself competitively. While a strong contractor CV will be an important factor in securing a good contract with good pay, the market will also play its part in determining the acceptable rate for your services.…

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Contracting Career Insight: A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineering Contractor

Contracting Career Insight: A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineering Contractor

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This is a guest post contribution from Henry Sharples, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience working as a contractor in rail safety.  If you are considering a contracting career we hope this might shed some light on a potential day in the life of a contractor…

Working in rail safety is all about ensuring the safe, smooth and sustainable running of the British rail and tram network.…

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Contractor insurance 101: What you need to know

Contractor insurance 101: What you need to know

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If you’re making the move from permanent to contract employment, you will have great opportunities for career progression, earning a higher income and increasing the flexibility and variety of your workload. However, the contract working style brings with it some nuances which you might not have previously considered as a permanent employee.…

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Spring into action! 3 Ideas to get started in contracting

Spring into action! 3 Ideas to get started in contracting

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If you’re looking to move away from a permanent role and spring into a contracting career, ContractingWISE is here to help.

Making the move from permanent employment to contracting can be a big step. If you’ve recently decided to enter into contract work or are still considering it as an option, browse our tips below to get started in contracting and see if you’re ready to make the leap.…

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5 Tips for preparing a killer contractor CV

5 Tips for preparing a killer contractor CV

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Writing a contractor CV varies from writing one for a permanent job. You ultimately need to quickly sell your skills, services and expertise, very often in a niche market.

Your potential client will want to know that you have the skills and knowledge of their industry, and that you have a track record providing an excellent service and completing projects to deadline.…

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