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Firstly both offers are really underpar for London standards. As I dont have info on your experience I am not sure how true it is in your case. Anyway, lets work the numbersasal wrote: 1.Permanent job with 40k per annum in London
2.Six months contract job with 200gbp perday in london.
Also note that contracting dramatically reduces your chances of permanent employment, its a killer. Employers dont prefer recruiting contractors as they know you will vanish at the next big contract that comes along.
The common mistake made is confusing contracting with consulting. What recruiters and the general market term as contracting is when you work on your own, as an individual company offering your services and responsible for your own well being.O_Relly wrote: This is similar to what a contractor does right ? He is registered with his parent company or umbrella company and works for a client ?
So this has nothing to do with a person being a contractor or perm employee. The issue, from past experience is, those who have had a go at contracting and then come back can never be trusted. Again, this is from previous experience learnt the hard way.O_Relly wrote:@mulderpf
Like I said earlier, my intention was not to equate them. I agree a contracting house is entirely different from a umbrella company. My only point was that it was not fair of companies (read contracting houses) not considering a person for permanent employment just because he has contracted (on this own) in the past.
And finally, contracting never expands your skill set
So typical... I never thought KP will write this. you seemed like a reasonable guy to me but...contracting, unfortunately, makes one a one trick pony
Quite a grey area really butIdea wrote: Consulting by definition is providing a specialised service. I donâ€™t know how one can be a consultant without being a specialist (with lot of experience) in one field.
As simple as a fresh grad trying for an experienced job role - to get a contract role all agencies/companies want people with prior contracting experience else one cannot get the role or may be low balled into a terrible day rate which makes no sense.gainvidya wrote:kenfrapin wrote:Would you expand on that.Idea wrote: permies trying to get into contracting find it difficult getting their first contract
I'm amazed by this. In my experience employers were happy if they could lure a former contractor into permanent work.mulderpf wrote: I have had a few employment agents tell me about companies who will not even look at you if you have ANY contracting work on your CV. They actually have screening questions where they ask "have you ever worked in a contracting role?". They will not even consider you.