There are many things to consider when deciding whether you are ready to work as a contractor, as this does not suit everyone and it can also depend on many factors.
Whilst you will earn noticeably higher pay, you will most likely have no company provided benefits package and there will be other costs you will incur for working as a contractor through a limited company. On the other hand, you do have the flexibility to work when and how you want to (assuming the job market agrees with your choices!).
If you do chose to work as a contractor, you have several options open to you, from setting up your own Limited company or joining another company’s umbrella payroll scheme. Quanticate people can advise you on which route might be best for you, taking into account your requirements and working arrangements. We can even provide you with information on how to choose an umbrella company and what questions to ask them.
Quanticate People are also specialists for recruiting in the EU and the US. So should you want to find out about the different legal requirements for working as a contractor or temporary worker in a specific country or state, then we can also advise.
There are two more important things to consider before deciding to go contracting – your flexibility and the stage your career is at. Your flexibility impacts how often you will likely remain working throughout the year – the greater the reach of locations that you will consider working from, the less risky it will be for you. With regards to your career, you have to bear in mind that contractors are responsible for their own career development, so you will want to consider how to develop your skills in the roles you carry out, to make sure you keep up with the market.
Quanticate People can help you make that transition to working as a consultant as smooth as possible, whether it is just a short term move or a long term plan.
For our in depth information sheet on contracting, then please register with us above. You will then be able to access this and other advice as it is made available. Alternatively you can contact us directly for specific advice.
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