Congratulations – you have secured your 1st contracting role through a recruitment agency. The recruiter will be keen for you to move as soon as possible because the sooner you move the sooner they start earning and the client most likely needs someone for the project yesterday! The first thing to do is to step […]
You have successfully navigated through the choppy waters of firstly securing a great contract and secondly completing that contract. Well done! Now, it comes to discussing a new contract with the recruitment agent and the end client company. Firstly, move the conversation away from talk of ‘extensions’ or ‘renewals’ – these are not relevant terms. […]
A busy contractor in the UK market has many things to do – manage their day to day role at the client, perhaps travel abroad during the week to get to the client company, balance longs hours at client sites versus family life, ensure they keep their skill set up to date, complete their accounting […]
The derivation of the term freelance is usually credited to Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, the medieval warrior whose lance was sworn to the service of more than one Lord. However, when Ivanhoe’s lance was made available to another Duke or Earl, it wasn’t done so free of charge. Like the mercenary knight of old, today’s […]
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