Starting Up

Making the move to contracting should be an exciting time. In this section James has included a number of guides he believes contractors will find helpful, when they are considering making the move.

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How to become an accountant

If you have a head for numbers, becoming an accountant is an excellent career choice. Accountants are always in demand, command high salaries, and are able to find jobs in any industry – after all, every business needs a finance function

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Five things you should know about contracting before you quit your job

Before you make the decision to join the contracting sector, you need to know a few things first, such as the fact that you will need to adapt to a completely different lifestyle where you could find yourself working home alone for hours on end and having to be motivated and organised with your time and take home pay.

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How to Become a Marketing Consultant

Many people will make the decision to take their talent and turn it into a successful business, so if you dream of becoming a marketing consultant it really isn’t as difficult as some people may think. Make sure you do your industry research, create an impressive portfolio and have the motivation to get out there and find contracts.

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Steps to Becoming a Programme Director

Being self-employed can be such a rewarding lifestyle choice in terms of the amount of experience and additional skills that you will gain along the way. If you want to become a programme director than there are few steps that you will need to take, such as seeing how you go as a team leader first, practicing good people management and testing your multitasking skills

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Guide to Becoming a Locum Doctor

Becoming a locum doctor could mean having a much better work / life balance and you will gain so much in terms of skills and experience by working with various clients and people. Working in the contracting sector can be extremely rewarding, and it isn’t as difficult as some may think when it comes to starting up.

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Guide to Becoming a Locum Nurse

Combining your chosen vocation with the contracting sector can be an extremely rewarding life choice and it isn’t as difficult as some people may think to start up. Becoming a locum nurse could mean having a much better work / life balance and you will gain so much in terms of skills and experience by working with various clients and people.

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How to Interview for a Contractor Role

As a contractor you will find that because of the nature of the job with having to find new contracts on a regular basis, you will probably have to go through a lot more interviews compared to a permanent worker. As long as you have a good CV and are well prepared, you can be successful at finding work.

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Starting up Checklist

Running your own limited company is the most tax efficient way to earn as a contractor. Starting up isn’t as difficult as you might expect, either, you just need to have a company name, register your business and set up a company bank account and you will be up and running.

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