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Are You a Business or a Job Seeker?

With HMRC and other parts of government on a crusade to abolish entrepreneurialism and have us all working for big businesses, Contractors are under the microscope more than ever before. As an SME business owner, I too have felt the inco...

Finding Your Next Contract

Finding your next contract can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Especially as you are usually committed to your current contract and often having to put in long hours to deliver on time. Or if you’re stuck in a permanent position th...

Best Cities for Tradespeople

According to new research by bathroom hardware provider Sanctuary Bathrooms. The new ranking analysed the average wages of plumbers, electricians, joiners, and painter decorators, alongside cost of living data, university Building course ra...

Staying off the bench in 2019

Everything You Need To Know To Win More Work At Better Rates. Join us for an action packed online workshop all about winning work, maximising rates and developing ‘Brand You’. This session is aimed at Contractors, Consultants an...

Negotiating Contract Rates

There’s a lot of advice available for Contractors on how to negotiate contract rates, but Matt Craven of The CV & Interview Advisors gives a unique take on this important topic. Negotiating anything typically boils down to one comm...

How contractors can build a direct client portfolio

Building a direct client portfolio is the key challenge for any contractor who wants to contract direct and create a sustainable contracting lifestyle independent of agencies and intermediaries. Creating a portfolio of clients who use your ...

Negotiating Better Contract Rates

Free Contractor Weekly online workshop on how to optimise your LinkedIn profile and make sure it dovetails with your CV. You know that LinkedIn is the definitive pond that recruiters fish for talent! You know that 85% of Hiring Manager...

How to write an IR35 friendly CV and LinkedIn Profile

Join The CV & Interview Advisors – international speakers and thought-leaders on all things related to personal branding, self-marketing and most importantly, finding a new contract.

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The 12 reasons you are not getting interviews for contract roles!

Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers and thought-leaders on all things related to winning work in the contract market. Learn the the 12 reasons you are NOT getting interviews when seeking contract work and discove...

Why does there appear to be so few direct contracts?

The general consensus among contractors is that Direct Contract opportunities are few and far between, but with Contract Spy recently announcing that it had found and distributed details of its 10,000th direct IT Contract via its portal, pe...

Make sure your CV stands out from the pack

A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found that 97 per cent of contractors are much happier than their permanently employed counterparts. Here, Jarek Grzeskowiak, delivery lead for leading Microsoft recruitment partner, C...

iContract Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

London, Monday 5th February 2018: London based tech start-up iContract launches its crowd-funding campaign with the help of equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. Proceeds from the raise will go towards further product development of the pla...

Setting your Day Rate – What’s Your True Value?

As Bitcoin proves on a daily basis, something is worth what someone will pay for it.  But, for any negotiation on price and value, you need a starting point founded in reality.  I’m writing this piece because our data shows that some fo...

Have you considered Direct Contracting?

Freelance contracting has traditionally operated as a three-way model with a recruitment agency sitting between the client organisation and the contractor. Increasingly, though, this model is being questioned by enlightened parties from bo...

How to Get The Best From a Professional Recruiter

When looking to get the most out of working with recruiters, the best place to start is getting a clear understanding of how recruiters earn their fees. It is important to realise that a recruiter, in providing their services to you, is doi...

Recruitment Industry Reveals After-Effects of Public Sector IR35 Reform

New research published by The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has revealed the after-effects of recent public sector IR35 changes. Offering fresh evidence that reform has left its mark on public sector contracting ...