There is no better time to look for a new contracting role than now. We have 3 tips that will help you find a new contracting role to suit you.
Why wait? There’s no better time than the present to start looking and getting yourself out there. Getting yourself ahead of all the other applicants will give you a head start. Putting your CV on job sites and sending it off to recruiters will give you a good scope to build your network.
If you’re struggling to know how to start here are some initial steps that you can kick start with:
- Tailoring your CV to the role your applying for and the skills necessary so you can put your best foot forward.
- Researching may sound like it will be time-consuming but knowing the clients or organisations you would prefer to work for, the type of role you would like and the salary you would like will allow you to narrow the job roles you are applying for.
- Contacting recruiters directly you could be aware of roles that haven’t been uploaded online yet. Informing your recruiter of the date you want to start work will allow them to be prepared and for you to be ahead of the competition.
Competition is fierce out there so differentiating yourself from competitors is key.
You must be strategic and tactful doing this through your initiative as this is what clients or HR departments look for.
It may sound simple, but picking up the phone about a role that interests you is a much better way of engaging with a potential employer than sending an email. If you have already had an interview for a contracting role, try to follow up with a thank you note or relevant form of contact.
Potential clients will notice your efforts and will be more likely to remember you. 15% of the UK workforce is made up of contractors and freelancers, so there is plenty of competition out there. So being original with your services is key to approaching new roles.
Taking responsibility for your own goals and finding your ideal contracting role is key. It all comes down to again taking initiative.
Logging what jobs your recruiter has put you forward for along with researching, following-up and chasing your recruiter is important as it will enable you to be organised and prepared.
Approaching an end client directly could also work in your favour as it shows you have confidence and are serious about the role advertised.
Surveying whether your current business set-up is the most efficient way of working could allow you to operate through new and more efficient means. Ask yourself, is umbrella the best payroll option for you? Is your accountant satisfying your business needs or is it time to switch?
The most important thing is not to waste time procrastinating on your goals. There is no better time than the present to get started or at least prepare yourself for the future. We can help advise you on which payroll option is best suited to you based on your contracting role and personal preferences.