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The Strength of Social Media and How to use it as a Contractor

Scoring the best contracts isn’t all CVs and interviews. To really get your name out there in the modern digital age, you need to be active online. However, it’s not just a case of logging on, making a profile and sit back to wait for business enquiries to roll in. Like any offline transaction you

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Maintaining an Effective Contractor CV – Keep It Relevant

As a contractor, your CV is often the first impression recruiters get of you. It needs to stand out and showcase your skills, but that’s not all. Here at Contracting Scout, we believe relevancy is the key. Keep reading to find out how an up-to-date and relevant CV can help you consistently secure contracts.  

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Contractor or Consultant Differences_Contractor or Consultant- The Differences & Benefits Explained

Contractor or Consultant: The Differences & Benefits Explained

The terms contractor and consultant are often interchanged in the industry. But there is a difference, and it’s worth considering if it affects you and your capacity to earn more. At Contracting Scout, we know just how important it is to choose the right option, so that you can maximise your skills and proposition. We

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GDPR for Contractors: What’s the Impact?

After what seemed like years of build-up, the General Data Protection Regulation finally came into force on the 25th of May 2018. As a result, businesses across the UK and much further afield are changing the way they collect, handle and use personal data from their customers or clients. But what many people forget to

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Four Contracting Tips From A Seasoned Contractor

As I’ve progressed through my contracting career, I’ve seen contracting go from a few roles here and there to a booming industry in its own right. There used to be a time when contracting was a risky option for many to take, but now if you play your cards right being a contractor can be

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Our Top 5 Apps For Contractor Jobs to Try Today

Our Top 5 Apps For Contractor Jobs to Try Today

As someone who’s used to the contracting lifestyle, you know the time and effort that  it takes to find your next contractor job. You can easily loose days looking for a suitable contract, connecting with potential clients, starting that all important first conversation and perfecting a pitch. The process can be very time consuming and

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How To Calculate Your Contractor Day Rate

How To Calculate Your Contractor Day Rate

As a seasoned contractor, it’s really important that you get the pricing for your services 100% right.   There are lots of “equations” out there to help you calculate how much you should charge, but ultimately everyone’s situation is different. When working out your day rate, you have to think about things like your overheads,

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Why Contractor Mentoring Is On The Rise

Why Contractor Mentoring Is On The Rise

While mentorship programs are already popular within permanent workplaces, offering one-on-one training that has benefits for years to come, it’s often an overlooked opportunity for those working independently. It’s easy to see why. With the contracting market being so unpredictable and ever-changing, contractors can often fall into the trap of focusing all their attention on

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4 Ways Contractors Get Their Finances All Wrong

As a contractor, it’s up to you to take responsibility for your lifestyle costs and structure your financial arrangements to cover them. However many contractors overlook simple steps that can be taken to enjoy greater working flexibility, more free time and the potential to increase the money made as an independent contractor when compared to

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