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Boost For IT Contractors

Research Offers Boost For IT Contractors

Two recent news stories highlight the growing importance of IT contractors and the increasing number of opportunities the market offers them.   Research conducted by SJD Accountancy and reported in Computing magazine has shown that the number of IT contractors has grown almost twice as fast as the number of full-time employees in the sector.

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contractor skills

How Contractors Can Make The Most Of Their Skills

We recently noted findings from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) showing the four weeks to June enjoyed the highest demand for IT contractors this year – with demand higher than any month in 2017. The REC attributed this demand in part to a shortage of cyber-security skills, as well as the Brexit vote and

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Job-Seeking Frustrations

How Recruiters Can Succeed By Addressing Candidate Frustrations

Recent research from CV-Library has identified the main frustrations candidates face when job hunting. At first glance, the results don’t make pleasant reading for recruiters. Not only was a ‘lack of response from recruiters’ named the number 1 frustration by job hunters, chosen by 57% of respondents, but ‘vague updates from the recruiter’ also made

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Candidates for temp jobs

How To Respond When Candidates Are In Short Supply

The latest Markit/REC Report has revealed that demand for temporary staff has reached a 17-month high, whilst the volume of staff available is at a three month low. That might sound like worrying news for recruiters. After all, when your business depends on placing highly skilled temps into roles, things will be significantly more difficult

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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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Ways To Build Trust With Temps

Three Ways To Build Trust With Temps

As a recruiter, building trust between clients and your temps is vital. With previous research suggesting that the vast majority of recruiters believe the hunt for talent is becoming more competitive, recruiters will need to do more to build lasting relationships that’ll allow them to stand out and be successful.   Here are 3 things

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personal branding

How Personal Branding Can Get You Your Next Job

You may think finding your next contract is all down to your luck of the draw and the number of roles you apply for, but have you ever thought about how your personal branding could impact your job prospects? Many organisations are already looking you up online prior to meeting you in person and competition

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contractor looking up statistics on the contractor market

The Mixed Picture of the Contractor Market

For contractors there’s been no shortage of reports, studies and announcements recently all aiming to shine a light on the health of the jobs market and what this might mean. The uncertainty introduced by the Brexit vote has only intensified speculation about what the real picture is and how the contractor market might develop.  

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Brexit, contractor

Contractor Market Responds to Brexit

The effect of the Brexit vote on the contractor and employment market continues to be felt. While there’s been huge volatility in the value of the sterling as ‘hard’ versus ‘soft’ Brexit options are discussed, the contractor jobs market is proving to be fairly resilient according to a range of data.   The monthly REC

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contractor jobs report

Contractor Opportunities Rose in September

Opportunities for contractor jobs rise as those working as limited company contractors are said to be “inundated” with new work over the course of September 2016, according to new research. Recruitment International analysed the latest edition of the UK Job Market Report from Adzuna, which showed that the number of people in competition for each

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