We are living in the era of the self-employed. Nearly one in six of us now works for ourselves – either as contractors, freelancers, consultants, or agents. Leaving the world of permanent employment is a big step and it’s not one to be undertaken lightly because it’s true to say that the first 12 months are a rollercoaster both emotionally and financially.…READ MORE
Are you charging a competitive rate that will set you apart from other contractors?
In order to reap the financial rewards of contracting in the long term, you need to ensure that you price yourself competitively. While a strong contractor CV will be an important factor in securing a good contract with good pay, the market will also play its part in determining the acceptable rate for your services.…READ MORE
This is a guest post contribution from Henry Sharples, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience working as a contractor in rail safety. If you are considering a contracting career we hope this might shed some light on a potential day in the life of a contractor…
Working in rail safety is all about ensuring the safe, smooth and sustainable running of the British rail and tram network.…READ MORE
As a contractor you sell your skills to clients like any other business sells its services. It’s understandable that most contractors want to therefore sell their services to high-value clients. Working with high-value clients can be a strategic move to progress your contracting career, grow your business and increase your income.…READ MORE
In the year of the royal wedding and in celebration of special relationships, ContractingWISE has outlined some key tips for how contractors can build strong client relationships, to get the most out of their end clients. By forming meaningful professional relationships you can set yourself up with new contracts for years to come.…READ MORE
If you’re making the move from permanent to contract employment, you will have great opportunities for career progression, earning a higher income and increasing the flexibility and variety of your workload. However, the contract working style brings with it some nuances which you might not have previously considered as a permanent employee.…READ MORE
Is contracting right for me? The pros and Cons of Contracting
More professionals than ever before are leaving their permanent roles in favour of contract work. Contracting is an option that provides increased autonomy and flexibility, a higher income, and is the perfect move for those looking to expand their skills and experience.…READ MORE
If you’re looking to move away from a permanent role and spring into a contracting career, ContractingWISE is here to help.
Making the move from permanent employment to contracting can be a big step. If you’ve recently decided to enter into contract work or are still considering it as an option, browse our tips below to get started in contracting and see if you’re ready to make the leap.…READ MORE
There are many perks to becoming a contractor, from increased flexibility and varied projects, to the financial benefits. However, moving from permanent employment to your first contract can be a big step. If you’ve recently made the move to become a contractor here’s how you can make sure you ace that all important first contract.…READ MORE
Writing a contractor CV varies from writing one for a permanent job. You ultimately need to quickly sell your skills, services and expertise, very often in a niche market.
Your potential client will want to know that you have the skills and knowledge of their industry, and that you have a track record providing an excellent service and completing projects to deadline.…READ MORE