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Richard Marsh

What do you do?
Embedded software engineering

Location:
Gloucestershire

Years of Experience:
23

How do you usually find contracts?
Word of mouth and professional networks. I haven't had to need the services of an agent in the last 8 years.

Have you got any advice for first time contractors?
Don't think it's an easy life. Money may be better than permanent roles buts gaps between jobs and lack of holiday / sick pay can eat into that income. Be good with financials you'll have VAT and corporation tax to budget for, a good accountant can help.

Have you got any helpful hints & tips for being a successful contractor/freelancer?
Enjoy what you're doing this will motivate you. Build and maintain a network of colleagues you work with. Beware clients who want to use an interview as an opportunity for some free consultancy.

By Contractor Weekly

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