The key traits you need to run a successful contracting business

If you’re starting a contracting company then the odds are that you’ve been thinking about how to be successful in your chosen field. The fact is that there are certain personality types that take to becoming a freelance contractor and there are some that need to work a little bit harder. It comes down to personality — but don’t worry, even if you feel you’re not naturally gifted, you can still learn how to be a good contractor. Continue reading “The key traits you need to run a successful contracting business”

Contractor job security – it’s less of an issue than you think

When you announce to your friends and family that you’re quitting your permanent job to pursue contract work, the more anxious among them might ask whether you’re concerned about job security. It’s not an unhelpful question – although contractors know that, by their very nature, each assignment is a short term contract, it doesn’t mean that you’re indifferent to things like security and career longevity. Continue reading “Contractor job security – it’s less of an issue than you think”

How to ensure you always have contracting jobs lined up

One of the main challenges of working as a contractor is making sure that you have enough work to cover you for the foreseeable future. Yes, contract work will often earn you up to double a permanent employee’s equivalent salary but if there are any gaps in your employment, you’re going to need that money to keep afloat. Continue reading “How to ensure you always have contracting jobs lined up”