Finding the right contract is a very different process to a typical job search. As a contractor, your skillset will be highly specialist and therefore it can be difficult to find the right contract to suit you, resulting in months without work. We’ve put together a guide on how to secure the best contract for you.
Know your strategy
Unlike most full-time jobs, in contractor work, decisions are made fairly quickly. There is normally only one interview and then the decision to hire is usually made within a week or so. Usually when an employer seeks a contractor, they need them to start ASAP, which is why there is a quick turnaround time. There have been some cases where the work is in such high demand that the employee has hired a contractor on the spot. You can use this to your advantage by making sure you emphasise your availability, as well as your skillset.
Preparation is key
It may seem obvious that a great CV is important, but in the contractor market it especially is. Your CV and one interview may be all you have to prove your expertise and eligibility for the job at hand – the more you can list, the better. Adapt your CV based on the contract to make sure you include similar contracts you have worked on previously; this will ensure the employer knows that you can take on the contract.
Find an agency
Cyberteam can help you find the right contract and guide you along the application process. Contact one of our team now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at our offices in London (+44 (0)207 849 3082) or Leeds (+44 (0)113 398 4070).
Contracts get snapped up pretty quickly, so make sure you keep an eye on new advertisements on a daily basis. Also ensure you filter your contract searches according to the type of expertise you have, as well as how long the contract has been advertised for.
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