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    Quote Originally Posted by techperson View Post
    I'm trying to keep a low profile for this project, putting on my company page may eventually reach my customer somehow and I want to avoid that.
    Why are you concerned that your client finds out you don't already have the resources?

    If you've sold your company as already having the skills, you'd better be confident that the people you "hire" are good. Nothing will diminish your client's confidence in you more than giving them people who turn out to be no good and you having to replace them at short notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    The Register is also currently offering a free jobs listing service, may be worth checking out:

    Looking for a new tech gig? Here are vacancies for web devs, games programmers, server engineers and more • The Register
    I'llhave a look into that, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Ahhh ok, I thought you were looking for experienced IT contractors not call centre equivalent 1st/2nd level support guys


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    It is 1st line support but not necessarily the call centre type, you would be surprised how many people get MS Teams wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Occasional adhoc posting of requirements is ok. But with your requirements, I think a job board is more appropriate.
    ok, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    Teams client support?
    You need some desktop jockeys for that.
    Jobserve etc. will be fine.
    Also LinkedIn.

    But prepare to be spammed.

    You might consider at this stage that it's probably much harder to find the right people than you think. You might want to find a MS partner who have a load of people on the bench. That will cost you more like £600 a day though, and there aren't many Teams experienced people on any bench right now.
    I'm going to post on jobserve, it seems it is indeed the best platform at the moment according to you folks. I've spoke to 1 MS partner so far, £550 per day for 1 person that is doing 1st line is a bit though to crew. I bet they are paying £150-200 for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Jobserve is by far the best, the fact that you didn't get replies when you were applying means the agents weren't interested in you. And yes there is the occasional fake job but that's on every website especially LinkedIn which links you through five websites to find out (after mandatory registration) the job is not existing or 3 months old
    Technojobs is rubbish as well
    It could have been the case, who knows. It is just strange that even when I tried some really crap jobs just to see how it would go there was still no answer. Some people that I asked on Linkedin groups reported similar experience. Linkedin for job posting is awful when the employer doesn't offer that 1 click to apply, like you said you need to register on several portals to achieve the same end result as with a 1 click apply button.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDataPro View Post
    For your sub-contracting work , try Eastern Europe and/or Philippines, Srilanka, even Malaysia. I have seen really brilliant minds there. Avoid India as it has become expensive. You can't afford them and make a profit as well.
    I'm plkanning to give a go at upwork and a few others to gauge the quality of applicants. ANy places you gueest in specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
    Why are you concerned that your client finds out you don't already have the resources?

    If you've sold your company as already having the skills, you'd better be confident that the people you "hire" are good. Nothing will diminish your client's confidence in you more than giving them people who turn out to be no good and you having to replace them at short notice.
    I'm not sure where I said I'm concerned, I said I want to avoid that. The customer doesn't need to know the process and the rates involved. The same as their main contractor is doing with them. Please don't make assumptions without knowing the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techperson View Post
    I'm not sure where I said I'm concerned, I said I want to avoid that. The customer doesn't need to know the process and the rates involved. The same as their main contractor is doing with them. Please don't make assumptions without knowing the facts.
    Why else would you want to avoid that, if not for concern? But, let's not play word games.

    As I said, the most important thing for you is to ensure that you are confident in putting these contractors you don't know (that you obviously want as as cheaply as possible since you're not willing to pay to find them) in front of one of your first customers.

    A new company's reputation can made or broken on these initial engagements.

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    Here's somebody looking for Video call engineers:

    Microsoft Teams Voice and Video Engineer
    London - £60k - £90k per annum
    Permanent
    Posted by: Michael Page Technology
    Posted: Monday, 18 May 2020

    Microsoft Teams Voice and Video Engineer - London - May-18-2020 (Hz2xJ)

    Maybe you could call the recruiter and get him to sell you a few CVs

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