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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Differences between Contractors, Freelancers, Locums and Consultants
The terms freelancer, contractor, consultant, temp and locum are frequently used to mean the same thing – but that is not the case. If you are searching for contract roles or unsure how to refer to yourself, our short guide will outline the key differences between these terms.Read MORE
Is the IT Contracting Life for me?
Contracting is certainly different to being employed. You work for yourself – no bosses to deal with. On the flipside, you have sole responsibility for your own finances, and if you can’t find contracts, you don’t earn. A typical contract will range from one to six months, although contracts often run longer.Read MORE
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.Read MORE
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 skillsRead MORE
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.Read MORE
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.Read MORE
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.Read MORE