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Rebel
2nd February 2012, 18:38
Hi all,

I am new to this site and this is my first post. I have been reading through the forums quite a bit though and have found the info very helpful.

Bit if background - I have been a contractor for about a year with one six-month contract and two three-month contracts all at different banks.

I am currently looking fir my next contract and have been offered a three-month but from sky which is outside of banking. What I wanted to know is - does it look bad on my cv if I take this contract especially since I would like to go back to banking? Ideally speaking I would like to be open too other industries and nit just banking but I am not sire how this looks. I fear that people will think I am not focused on a particular field. But the reality is that I like to do what I do but for different industries. I am essentially a programmer and data analyst btw.

Also how will it look if I have had my last three contracts all shirt term I.e. 3month contracts. Some people frown on this right? I do a good job in each contract but it may seem that I am spreading myself too thin perhaps.

Thank you in advance for any advice!

v8gaz
2nd February 2012, 20:33
Moving in and out of banking is no problem, I've been doing that for almost 20 years.

That short gig thing could be a problem. Why do you never get extended, or take it if they off

TheFaQQer
2nd February 2012, 20:54
Hi all,

I am new to this site and this is my first post. I have been reading through the forums quite a bit though and have found the info very helpful.

Bit if background - I have been a contractor for about a year with one six-month contract and two three-month contracts all at different banks.

I am currently looking fir my next contract and have been offered a three-month but from sky which is outside of banking. What I wanted to know is - does it look bad on my cv if I take this contract especially since I would like to go back to banking? Ideally speaking I would like to be open too other industries and nit just banking but I am not sire how this looks. I fear that people will think I am not focused on a particular field. But the reality is that I like to do what I do but for different industries. I am essentially a programmer and data analyst btw.

Also how will it look if I have had my last three contracts all shirt term I.e. 3month contracts. Some people frown on this right? I do a good job in each contract but it may seem that I am spreading myself too thin perhaps.

Thank you in advance for any advice!

:spel for
:spel outside banking
:spel CV
:spel to
:spel not
:spel short


Why do you never get extended

Attention to detail?

Rebel
2nd February 2012, 22:27
Well so far my contracts have been for a specific piece of work which I end up completing on time. It's a good thing really as the client is happy they have got it all completed. Some people say I should drag out the work but like to be task orientated and get the job done.

The only problem is once I'm done then there is no more work in that particular dept.

Rebel
2nd February 2012, 23:12
:spel for
:spel outside banking
:spel CV
:spel to
:spel not
:spel short



Attention to detail?


Point taken - I rushed the message a bit!

TheFaQQer
3rd February 2012, 08:30
Well so far my contracts have been for a specific piece of work which I end up completing on time. It's a good thing really as the client is happy they have got it all completed. Some people say I should drag out the work but like to be task orientated and get the job done.

The only problem is once I'm done then there is no more work in that particular dept.

Make sure that you make that clear on your CV and when talking with agents.

I have a four week gig on my CV, when I was brought in to fix a specific list of problems - client explained on day one that it wasn't going to turn into a long-term (or even three month) project. Fix the problems, then f*** off.

It was one of my favourite projects, but a number of agents have questioned it because it looks strange in amongst the long-term projects.

Notascooby
3rd February 2012, 08:58
I nearly went to Sky but held out for another gig. Nothing wrong with a bit of time away, should be refreshing to go into a more can-do way of working.

pacharan
9th February 2012, 23:22
Hi Rebel.

Always liked that name.

Very sexy.

I hope you're a lady.
Anyway, Welcome to CUK!

Hope to see you over in general for a bit of badinage in the not too distant.

Oh, by the way. Do you see that little star at the bottom left of this section? Just above where it says reply to thread?

Well, be a good chap and move your pointer over the star, left click it and check the radio button that says "I Approve" in the ensuing pop up div.

You can write any old bollocks in the comment section. Click ok and the job's a goodun :smile

cojak
10th February 2012, 07:19
And here's some from me for asking for rep without deserving it.

Troll
14th February 2012, 20:47
I have a four week gig on my CV, when I was brought in to fix a specific list of problems - client explained on day one that it wasn't going to turn into a long-term (or even three month) project. Fix the problems, then f*** off.
It was one of my favourite projects, but a number of agents have questioned it because it looks strange in amongst the long-term projects.It's never happened to me but if it did I think I'd word it as "Consultancy" on the c.v.

Troll
14th February 2012, 20:52
Hi all,

I am new to this site and this is my first post. I have been reading through the forums quite a bit though and have found the info very helpful.

Bit if background - I have been a contractor for about a year with one six-month contract and two three-month contracts all at different banks.

I am currently looking fir my next contract and have been offered a three-month but from sky which is outside of banking. What I wanted to know is - does it look bad on my cv if I take this contract especially since I would like to go back to banking? Ideally speaking I would like to be open too other industries and nit just banking but I am not sire how this looks. I fear that people will think I am not focused on a particular field. But the reality is that I like to do what I do but for different industries. I am essentially a programmer and data analyst btw.

Also how will it look if I have had my last three contracts all shirt term I.e. 3month contracts. Some people frown on this right? I do a good job in each contract but it may seem that I am spreading myself too thin perhaps.

Thank you in advance for any advice!I always look at previous contract duration on the c.v.'s I review for positions

3 x 3 months would suggest to me the classic you blagged the c.v. & the interview but were caught out when asked to deliver

Harsh I know but that's how it comes across

TheFaQQer
15th February 2012, 12:18
It's never happened to me but if it did I think I'd word it as "Consultancy" on the c.v.

"Troubleshooter" is the job title.