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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: 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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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 get ahead as a female contractor in the tech industry - women in tech - Contracting Scout

How to get ahead as a female contractor in the tech industry

It’s well known that the technology industry is male dominated, with women comprising only 17% of the workforce in the sector. However, things are improving, with more tech companies and businesses pushing for greater equality between men and women in the industry. This is not only positive for women but could also help boost the

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How to earn more as a contractor in 2018

In recent years the contracting sector has continued to evolve at an unprecedented rate as more people than ever before recognise the many unique benefits that come hand in hand with becoming an independent contractor.   If you haven’t already considered it, now could be the perfect time to take a leap of faith in

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A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

This is a guest contribution from IT Project Manager, Elizabeth Harrin, from the blog GirlsGuideToPM.com.   Ever wondered what it was like to work as a project manager? Well, there’s no such thing as a typical day. Whether you are contracting or permanent, in whatever industry, each day as a project manager can bring surprises

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How to negotiate your contract rates using 4 simple rules

How to Renegotiate your Contract Using These 4 simple Rules

Contract Renewal and Negotiation   Being offered a contract renewal or extension, is always a great opportunity. As well as allowing you to continue to work within an environment that you are already familiar with, a contract renewal also presents a chance to renegotiate the terms of your contract.   When contract renewal comes up,

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finding work through a contractor agency

Working Direct vs Working with a Contractor Agency

Working with an Agency vs Contracting directly – which one to choose?   If you’re considering becoming a contractor, there are a wide range of factors to think about – from marketing yourself as a contractor  to whether you will work directly with your end client or through a contractor agency. Once you’ve done your

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How to find your next contract with LinkedIn

With an increasing demand for flexible, affordable, yet highly skilled workers, the contracting industry is currently witnessing a surge in popularity. Consequently many savvy contractors are finding new ways to scope out potential clients and find contracts using their own networking skills. When becoming a contractor, there are a large number of things to consider,

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Make your C.V. stand out

How to make your C.V. stand out

While many recruitment agencies will assist you with your C.V,, there can be times where it is left down to you to make sure you’re selling yourself as best you can. Your C.V. is a key document that a client will use to build a first impression of you. So if your contract opportunities are

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