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    Nervous Newbie


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    Hi All,

    After 11 years as a permie i've decided to move into contracting (I know with IR35 and PS its not a perfect time). Work as a Test Manager / Tester, also done some Delivery Manager work on Agile projects. North West based. Worked in Management Consultancy previously, familiar with the type of work as i've always been client site based.

    I've spoken to former colleagues who are contractors to understand the whole tax / ltd company side, so i think i've got that covered.

    I'm looking for advice on the job hunt side.. I've signed upto the following sites, done all the applications and refined my CV. Will likely follow up on Monday with phone calls.

    CWJobs
    TotalJobs
    TechnoJobs
    JobServe
    Monster
    Reed
    Indeed

    Any other tips? Or do you think ive covered all the bases.

    Thanks chaps.

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    My post count is Majestic

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    Have a look at the link below explaining how to search the forums. You'll find this has been asked a lot.

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/welco...uk-forums.html
    'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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    Some things in Moderation

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    Welcome!

    You'll find a lot of answers to your questions within the CUK website.

    On the right you'll find CUK Navigation. >>>>>>>>>

    Look down and you'll come to the First Timers section. Have a read through there.

    Umbrella or Ltd? Look here: Setting up your company - Ltd or Umbrella?

    Basic expenses questions answered here: Contractor Expenses - How to claim Travel and other expenses via Limited Company or Umbrella

    Then pay particular attention to IR35.

    And here are the rules when using company credit cards: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/payerti/exb/a-z/c/cards.htm

    If you go into the Accounting/Legal forum you'll discover the thread Basic advice when running your own contractor business.

    Guide to Contracts also has some good articles.

    Do you want advice on the state of the contract market for your specialism/location? Have a look at this website; it will answer most if not all of your questions: http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk

    And finally - accountant recommendations - Ta-da!

    Happy reading!

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    I would recommend using LinkedIn, great tool for searching jobs

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