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    When I first started contracting I would scattergun apply. Get several interviews, mess a few up then finally get a role.

    The one I just accepted was the only application I bothered firing off and the agent actually called me about it rather than via the usual boards.

    I wonder if my behaviour has become more risky or more confident, as I had absolutely no backup if this didn't come in. The war chest is depleted with the home move and recent Spanish coma shenanigans.


    In recent years I have tended to get the first role I interviewed for. Not sure if I have just got better at interviewing or not.

    How does the panel tend to get on? Do you get most roles you go for? Or do you have to get a few practise interviews in first?

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    Pretty much 100% if I get the interview I've had 6 interviews with one agency and never failed an interview .... they love me But then I am a pretty amazing
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    My hit rate is lot better than for permie jobs, but then you don't get asked so many stupid questions and want to punch the interviewer

    But as I haven't had an interview for nearly five years, next time might not be so easy

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    My median figures are:

    Duration 4 months
    Leads 100
    Put-forwards 13
    Interviews 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    But then I am a pretty amazing
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    I've mostly got the roles I've interviewed for; I think only one I didn't because of me and a couple where the client changed plans etc. However it's seemed the contract roles for me are few and I apply for a lot and get nowhere. So I'm probably better in person than I am on paper. Maybe I don't BS enough on my cv.
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    Hard part is getting an interview, it's plain sailing from then on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Pretty much 100% if I get the interview I've had 6 interviews with one agency and never failed an interview .... they love me But then I am a pretty amazing
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    I'll post my stats here but I consider myself lucky until today . That might change , need more data
    2 interviews for contracting
    2 contracts

    Countless of permie interviews for practice , even for roles I didn't want, so I guess I learned how to sell myself properly.

    I also find it much easier to interview for contract, than permie. For example I was turned down, once , for decent permie role for being "idealistic" - that feedback made me go contracting where only skill matters and not bulltulip

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