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Tips on how to use LinkedIn for your contracting services

2019-07-23T10:21:47+01:00By |

Love or loathe social media, it’s hard to ignore it. Since its launch in 2003 LinkedIn has grown to be one of the top ten biggest social media platforms – it has over 500 million global registered users with 25 million of them being in the UK. LinkedIn is slightly different to other platforms as [...]

Should IT contractors have their own website?

2019-07-16T10:42:51+01:00By |

Research by APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) shows that the demand for IT professionals has increased by 28% year-on-year. And our own research into contractor salaries (available in our article ‘Top paying contractor roles’) shows that IT contractors are amongst some of the highest earning contractors, with a Senior IT Manager being able to [...]

How to generate leads a contractor

2019-07-09T09:53:35+01:00By |

The vast majority of contractor’s secure work through a recruitment agency as it takes the hassle out of job searching and recruiters have access to more job opportunities. Yet, by marketing your contracting business it’s possible for clients to approach you directly. The client benefits as they don’t have to pay the agency commission and [...]

Upskilling and CPD for contractors

2019-06-25T12:01:21+01:00By |

As an independent contractor the majority of your time is spent on client work (as this is what pays the bills!) but as more people choose to become contractors (figures for 2018 show that there around 1.77 million people are working as contractors), it’s important that you keep your skills current while also planning where [...]

Top-paying sectors and roles for contractors in 2019

2019-10-07T14:06:06+01:00By |

Contracting may not be for everyone but for those who are willing to fully embrace it, they can find themselves having greater control over the type of projects they work on, being able to choose which companies they work with and where, and ultimately if they structure the way they work correctly they could take [...]