5 reasons why you should work for a start-up company

I have talked in a previous post about the fact that when job hunting, salary isn’t the only thing you should think about. The size of the company you want to work for is also important. There has been a lot of press coverage recently about the number of new companies that are starting-up over […]

5 things you need to prepare before your interview

There are loads of clichés about a lack of preparation; failure to prepare is preparing to fail and of course the 5 P’s (whichever version you choose). But they exist for a reason. Not preparing for an interview will seriously impact your chance of success. Here are the most important things you need to do […]

Which silly CV mistakes are costing you interviews?

Over the past 10 years it is fair to say I have seen lots of CVs and sadly there are so many that let the candidate down in one way or another. With some of the minor, obvious mistakes, a Recruitment Consultant might spot and correct them on your behalf before submitting your CV, but […]

Why 90% take-home pay rates for contractors are too good to be true

No-one likes paying taxes and talking about taxes isn’t exactly interesting but, if you’re a contractor, your taxes are more important than ever thanks to changes with IR35.   A few years ago there was a lot of publicity about aggressive tax “management” schemes (some more legal than others) so the government made various legislative […]

Some things to bear in mind when starting out as a contractor

Contracting, be it in IT or another sector, can be a fantastic career choice for many people. It has many benefits over permanent employment; The flexibility of being your own boss A potentially higher income, including greater tax efficiencies A wider variety of projects and work which regularly changes An opportunity to develop skills that […]
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