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


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.


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.


How to Write a Contractor CV

Selling yourself to potential clients is a vital part of securing contract work. It simply doesn’t matter how qualified and capable you are – if you can’t get through the door to interview, you’re never going to make it in the contractor marketplace.


How to Become a Contractor

Making the jump to contracting can be daunting – giving up the comfort and security of a permanent job is a big step, and it isn’t for everyone. However, when we speak to our professional contractors, almost all of them say the same thing – they’d never go back!