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    Hi all,

    I have finally taken the plunge and decided to go contracting! Taken me since January to decide, the CV has been online for 4 days and I have an interview today in the city! Woop! 6 months rolling, lets see how it goes!

    The market doesn't seem too bad!

    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaketame View Post
    Hi all,

    I have finally taken the plunge and decided to go contracting! Taken me since January to decide, the CV has been online for 4 days and I have an interview today in the city! Woop! 6 months rolling, lets see how it goes!

    The market doesn't seem too bad!

    Jake
    If one is in the top ten percent with regards to experience, skill set and academic record and shows a certain level of humility at the interview, the market is always strong.

    Else, it’s a roll of the dice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaketame View Post
    I have an interview today in the city!

    The market doesn't seem too bad!
    Is this the point that you discover there are far more experienced contractors out there and that the competition is cut-throat?

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    Have you read all the guides, aware of IR35, 24 month rule and about getting your contract checked if you get that far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by insur View Post
    If one is in the top ten percent with regards to experience, skill set and academic record and shows a certain level of humility at the interview, the market is always strong.

    Else, it’s a roll of the dice...

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    Ooo, sounds great, altough I have no idea if im in the top ten percent!

    Quote Originally Posted by oracleslave View Post
    Is this the point that you discover there are far more experienced contractors out there and that the competition is cut-throat?
    Most likely their is however I still feel everyone has a fair chance!

    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Have you read all the guides, aware of IR35, 24 month rule and about getting your contract checked if you get that far?
    Check, I have an accoutant that provides contract reviews plus ir35 reviews, aware of the 24 month rule as well.

    Now too the good news, thus company walked me out the office, I continued to walk to the tube, a light tap on the shoulder to advise that they would like to offer me the contract!

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    The agency is now drawing up the 12 month contract which I should have by friday.

    All in all its going well so far! Now to save enough to be prepared to be out of work for 6 months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaketame View Post
    Now to save enough to be prepared to be out of work for 6 months!
    Plan for 12, in my opinion. Hopefully the extra earnings from a 12 month contract will give you this or thereabouts if you keep your spending at current levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainham View Post
    Plan for 12, in my opinion. Hopefully the extra earnings from a 12 month contract will give you this or thereabouts if you keep your spending at current levels.
    Thanks for the extra advice. I shale plan for 12 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaketame View Post
    All in all its going well so far! Now to save enough to be prepared to be out of work for 6 months!
    Ahhh, you should have had that saved up before you started my lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Ahhh, you should have had that saved up before you started my lad.
    No way could I have saved enough money to cover a year out of work on a relative small income! Only 22!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaketame View Post
    No way could I have saved enough money to cover a year out of work on a relative small income! Only 22!
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