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Winning Work Through LinkedIn

LinkedIn now has over 620 million members worldwide, yet I still talk to Contractors who haven’t embraced LinkedIn “because they are not a fan of social media”. Let’s be clear, LinkedIn is not a social media channel; it is a prof...

How to Get Work as a Contractor

Are you looking for a better quality of contract? Or a higher volume of work? There’s a few things you can do which will maximise your chances of achieving both of these things. Accountants Nixon Williams have gathered some tips you...

IR35 Reform – Your CV is More Important Than Ever

With the draft IR35 legislation for off-payroll working in the private sector being published on Thursday, and not providing much glimmer of good news, being able to sell yourself and maintain a level of control over the assignments you cho...

The 8 Funniest CV Bloopers

Over the years, as a Hiring Manager, Recruiter and the Founder of The CV & Interview Advisors, I’ve seen a lot of CVs. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly… and some plain hilarious. To add a bit of light-heartedness to the se...

Direct Client Negotiation

Whilst most contractors would probably like to work direct for their clients rather than through an agency, the fact remains that even in spite of Contract Spy’s success in giving contractors another viable option, most of you reading w...

Contractor CV Torn Apart by Expert

Over here at The CV & Interview Advisors we see a lot of Contractor CVs - in fact we’ve written close to 5000 over the last few years. Helping Independent Contractors / Interim Managers to win work makes up about half of the business ...

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 plumber...

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...