Temporary and contract vacancies have remained stable during the last quarter, according to a new survey from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). In fact, year-on-year figures show a 0.7 per cent increase in opportunities across this market, with the finance and accounting sector providing particularly strong opportunities to freelancers and the self-employed. (more…)
Contractors and freelancers will continue to find plenty of opportunities to pick up work in the coming months due to the ongoing demand for talent and skills among the UK's businesses. The latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has shed light on this trend, with the 600 employers polled generally showing positive sentiments towards hiring. (more…)
The number of opportunities available to contractors and freelance workers is likely to continue to rise over the coming months, according to the latest report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Findings from the organisation's JobsOutlook reveal that 97 per cent of firms plan to increase or maintain their current number of agency workers in the next three months, with the same proportion planning to do the same over the next four to 12 months. (more…)
Contractors have become increasingly in demand among UK businesses due to a shortage of available talent, according to the latest data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Figures from the REC and KPMG Report on Jobs has indicated that hiring rates for temporary/contract-based staff increased further in May, with the rate of growth in this market accelerating compared to April. (more…)
Every so often in life, we have to deal with rejection. Job interviews are one of the most common places for this to happen, in fact, it's one of the main places we come face to face with it. Freelancing is no different. Sooner or later everyone loses out on a contract at interview stage. The key to dealing with rejection is using it to your advantage afterwards. (more…)
Finding work when starting a freelance career can be one of the most difficult things about leaving regular paid employment for a more flexible lifestyle.¬†Although there are heaps of benefits to be achieved by going freelance, getting started and building a list of clients is a major challenge that many people struggle with. (more…)