What NOT to do as an IT contractor, even amid a job-seeker’s market

What NOT to do as an IT contractor, even amid a job-seeker’s market

As even first-timer contractors tend to know (and first-timers can be more receptive than veterans actually in this regard), a little ‘constructive criticism’ of how they operate as a temporary job-seeker can go a long way to upping their game, writes Natalie Bowers, founder of niche contractor agency Bowers Partnership.

And given us agents are apparently rubbing contractors up the wrong way at the moment – and vice versa apparently, here’s my top five tips on what NOT to do as an IT contractor. Assuming, that is, your goal is getting hired and keeping your agent on-side Games, goals and keeping on-side. Anyone would think I’ve not recovered my national pride from a certain sporting contest!

Chop-chop

First, my personal bugbear. Contractors, if you’re gonna’ bow out of the process, can you just get on and bow out quickly?!.....

 

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