How to get the best out of LinkedIn as a contractor

LinkedIn can be invaluable for contractors, particularly in terms of advertising your skills and services and being visible to hiring managers and recruiters in your sector. However, there’s more to LinkedIn than just uploading your CV, leaving it there and hoping somebody spots it. Our partners Kingsbridge have pulled together some top tips for making…

Common mistakes made by new contractors

Becoming a contractor after being in permanent, full-time employment can be a daunting step to take, so the last thing you want is someone telling you that you might be doing it wrong. But so many new contractors make the same initial errors as each other that you can learn and (hopefully) avoid making them…

IR35 contract review – why bother?

Taking IR35 seriously and giving it proper consideration for every contract should be the starting point for all contractors. Ultimately, IR35 will fundamentally affect how you choose to operate. More importantly, you will be in a better position to establish what your tax and NIC liabilities are from the outset, which will enable you to…

Web tools and applications to increase productivity

This article focuses on web tools and applications that could have a major impact on the way you operate as a freelancer, to increase productivity. Some, if not all, may not be relevant to your specific line of work. However, it is still fascinating to know what’s out there… Social Media Social media is free…