6 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BECOMING A CONTRACTOR

Have you been dreaming about being your own boss? Imagine yourself with a job in which you can live on your own terms, earn a competitive pay, decide on how to spend your valuable time, and choose the projects which you want to work on. Sounds...

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WHAT ARE THE TOP PROFESSIONAL IT CONTRACTOR SKILLS?

More so than ever before, companies rely on IT contractors with specific skill sets to assist them with numerous aspects of their business. Often, companies of all sizes will choose to hire a contractor rather than creating an internal IT team and...

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WHAT ARE THE HIGHEST PAYING IT SKILLS IN CONTRACTING?

Information technology is an ever-growing sector and when working as an IT contractor there are multiple different areas to specialise in. There is such a wide range of freelance IT jobs available these days and they range from entry to expert level...

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CV ADVICE FOR IT PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS IN THE MARKETPLACE

As an IT contractor, or freelancer of any kind for that matter, your CV is incredibly important. Recruiters are known for briefly scanning CVs and if yours doesn’t stand out enough, or the right information isn’t highlighted, then it can make...

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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN INTERVIEWS AS A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR

There is no denying that when working as an IT contractor, or a contractor/freelancer of any kind, you will undertake more interviews than people who are in long-term contracts. The majority of the time, short term IT contract jobs won’t last longer...

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CYBER-ATTACKS IN THE INDUSTRY?

It has nearly been a month since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic and most countries have been living in a lockdown situation in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. During this time of unprecedented disruption, the world’s Government...

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HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 WITH REMOTE WORKING

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic (a disease outbreak occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population). The countries are taking 'aggressive...

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TECHFYNDER NOW NOTIFIES YOU OF JOB ALERTS, SIGNING UP IS QUICK AND EASY

It goes without saying that working as a self-employed contractor is completely different to being in standard contractual employment. Many people favour this type of work due to its many benefits and it is incredibly desirable to IT professionals....

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PREPARING YOURSELF TO BE A SUCCESSFUL IT PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR

Becoming an IT contractor is incredibly appealing and there is no denying that there are numerous benefits to undertaking this type of role. However, in order to be successful, there are specific things that require a considerable amount of thought,...

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FORECASTING THE FREELANCE IT INDUSTRY WITH CONTRACTORS

There is no denying that the technology sector is one of the most influential and it is shaping the job market in the UK, the US and also the majority of other western economies. There seems to be a major shift away from traditional full-time...

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WHAT IS THE MARKET AND DEMAND FOR IT CONTRACTORS?

The IT industry is always expanding and developing. From Brexit to IR35 changes in the private sector, IT contractors have been through some monumental changes over the past couple of years. It is true that the market is changing, the rumours of...

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WHAT IS IR35 TAX AND HOW IT MAY EFFECT YOU AS A TECH CONTRACTOR?

You are probably already aware that laws, taxes and responsibilities can all differ depending on the type of contract and employment status that you have. When working in the UK you can have a full-time or part-time contract, fixed-term contract or...

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