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    Hello guys,

    I have decided to move into the world of contracting.

    I have never done a contract before so what things to I need to do before I can start applying for contracts ?

    ATM, I have signed up to a recruitment agency and they have setup afew interviews for me. They use umbrella companies to mange accounts. I am alittle concerned they might ask for 'certain' info of which I am unaware. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Before the hoards slaughter you...

    Have you read any of the content in the guides listed -> ?

    Umbrella companies are fine for a first toe in the water but read the First Timers section for other ways of managing your financial affairs as a contractor.

    Also be aware that agents may not look after your best interests. If you are determined to be a contractor then the best thing to understand is that only you can look after yourself and blaming others down the line for decisions you make now are no good. Do your research and base your decisions on this. If you have more specific questions then post them in the Accounting / Legal or Business / Contracts sections, you are unlikely to get the best response in this section of the forum.

    Good luck.

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    New meat. Yum.


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    As Admin said, if you bend over we'll wipe you're arse for you as well..

    try doing a bit of research for starters reading the First Timers section over on the right, then read the Sticky and ask questions that show you have atleast done your research other than "hi, I'm new to all this, tell me everything you know and have learnt"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Hordes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    As Admin said, if you bend over we'll wipe you're arse for you as well..

    try doing a bit of research for starters reading the First Timers section over on the right, then read the Sticky and ask questions that show you have atleast done your research other than "hi, I'm new to all this, tell me everything you know and have learnt and I will accept it for free"..
    Bit harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    Bit harsh.
    But fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    Bit harsh.
    agreed, I assumed they would accept it for free.. edited
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    Bit harsh.
    Could have been HAB. He may have offered more than the wiping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Could have been HAB. He may have offered more than the wiping!
    but would he give him a reacharound?
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