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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…

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…

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 choose…

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…

Direct Client Negotiation

Can contractors negotiate out of an agency contract and go direct to the client? 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…

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…

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…

Finding Your Next Contract

How can a specialist recruitment agency help you find 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…

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 ratings and the percentage of workforce in trades…

Staying off the bench in 2019

The Contractor’s Blueprint to Staying off the Bench & Maximising Rates 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…

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 common denominator…

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 services, and who come…

Negotiating Better Contract Rates

Get your CV and LinkedIn profile working together! 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…

How to write an IR35 friendly CV and LinkedIn Profile

How to write an IR35 friendly CV and LinkedIn Profile that still drives a guaranteed flow of interviews Join The CV & Interview Advisors – international speakers and thought-leaders on all things related to personal branding, self-marketing and most importantly,…

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 discover some innovative strategies…

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 discover some innovative strategies…