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Finding career advice isn’t always easy when you’re a contractor. There’s plenty of help available for permanent employees looking to find a job, to develop their skills and discover how to progress, but it’s not as easy to find for the self-employed.

When you work for yourself, you’re in charge of your career, so it’s up to you to make the decisions. You’re free to find your own niche and develop the skills you want. But do you know just how to go about this?

We created our industry specific advice to help the self-employed with their careers. If you’re wondering how to find your niche, where to source contracts or what earnings you can expect to take home, we’ve got you covered. Using our years of helping contractors from different industries, we are well placed to provide all of the support you need.

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Media and creative freelancers and contractors

Are you self motivated, creative and talented? You’ve probably considered…

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What ‘not’ to do as an IT contractor

Before you’re on-site Don’t tell a recruiter you have not…

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Accountants for Health and Safety Consultants

With ever changing health and safety regulations and best practice…

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Finding work in the Financial Services and Banking Sectors as a Contractor

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Guide to Contracting in the the Financial Services and Banking Sectors

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A Guide to Becoming a HTML Contractor

Contracting in the technology sector is an extremely lucrative career…

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Finding Security Clearance Contracts and Jobs

Let’s be honest, Security Cleared jobs aren’t necessarily roles contractors…

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Security cleared jobs

Of course finding a job within security clearance is easier…

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IT Consultants

The following pages will give you more detailed information on…

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Specialist Sectors

Being a contractor comes with many benefits, obviously the main…

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Accountants for Project Managers and Project Management Consultants

The Wikipedia definition of Project Management is the discipline of…

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Finding a Contract

The following pages in our dedicated Project Management section will…

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Working as a Project Management Contractor

It’s often said that contracting through your own limited company…

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Why Become a Project Management Contractor?

Many large organisations have now grasped the benefits of working…

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Finding a Renewable Energy Contract

You may also find our Guide to Becoming a Renewable Energy…

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Rates of pay for Renewable Energy Engineers and Consultants

You may also find our Guide to Becoming a Renewable Energy…

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Finding an Oil and Gas Contract with Cheveron Texaco, Worldmald Tyco, Technip, Talisman and ConocoPhilips

You may also find our Guide to Becoming and Oil and…

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Finding an Oil and Gas Contract with Wood Group, Hydrasun, Subsea7, Shell, Exxon Mobil and BP

You may also find our Guide to Becoming an Oil and…

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Benefits of Becoming an Oil and Gas Engineer

You may also find our Guide to Becoming an Oil and…

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Solvency II Actuarial Contractors

The introduction of the Solvency II Directive in 2012 means…

Retired and former police consultants

Retired & Former Police Officer Consultants

With most public sectors being hit by swathing government cuts…

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Limited Company Guide for Management Consultants

Whether you call yourself a management consultant, freelancer or contractor,…

Contracting as a locum vet

Becoming a Limited Company Locum Vet

From domestic pets to zoo animals, the opportunities and variety…

Contracting as an agency nurse

Becoming a Limited Company Agency Nurse

In 2014, The Royal College of Nursing reported that London…

Contracting as a telecommunications engineer

Becoming a Telecommunications Engineer

As a nation, we have never been more dependent on…

limited company doctor

Becoming a Limited Company Locum Doctor

With the National Health Service (NHS) spending £83.3 million on…

Becoming a health and social care consultant

Limited Company Health & Social Care Consultant

With the NSPCC reporting a 47% increase in new cases…

Becoming a government contractor

Contracting for the Government

The government takes on contractors, consultants and interim managers to…

Contracting as an IT architect

How to Become an IT Architect Contractor

Cyber attacks are continually evolving and companies are struggling to…

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Oil & Gas Contractors

Contracting in the oil and gas sector opens up a…

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Becoming an Engineering Contractor

Click on the below link to download our free, quick…

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Rates of Pay for IT Contractors

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Becoming an IT Contractor

Click on the below link to download your free, quick…

IT Contractors

IT Contractors

Accountancy services for IT Contractors and Freelancers SJD Accountancy provides…

Project management contractors

Becoming a Project Management Contractor

Depending on your level of experience, on where you are…

Renewable Energy Engineers

Becoming a Renewable Energy Engineer

Travelling around the world, beautiful scenery, worthwhile projects, a genuine…

Nuclear energy engineers

Nuclear Energy Contractors

Becoming a nuclear energy contractor at Sellafield or Capenhurst With…

Becoming a security cleared contractor

Security Cleared Contractors

Find below everything you need to know about becoming security…

Working as a mobile developer

Benefits of Becoming a Mobile Developer Contractor

Java, iPhone, Apple, Strawberry! (Ok so we were just kidding…

.NET contractors

.Net (dot Net) Contractor Guide

Find below the benefits of becoming a .Net contractor, why…