Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles? It can not be that difficult, can it?
I have been in project management for around 15 years starting as a junior project manager. My latest role sees me running the project management of a housing provider. Now I have decided that I no longer want permanent paid employment. So I have handed in my notice with no job to go to. My colleagues have called me mad. Why take the risk they tell me. Well there is a reason and that is because I want to make the jump into contracting. Now, this article is not about which is best permanent or contracting. This is about my experience of moving from one to the other. You will see some of the questions that I have had to answer along with some of the actions I have had to take. We will cover handing in your notice and be being honest with your line manager. Other topics covered is day rate, CV, IR35 and setting up your own company. By the end of this article if you are thinking of moving into contracting you will be better prepared.
This a guest article that I have written for Arras People please follow this link to read the rest of it.