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by kenfrapin
Mon May 30, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Secured a contract role, suggestions required.
Replies: 12
Views: 4821

you are still not clear on what your end goal is here 1. Are you ensuring you have sufficient points and earnings for extension/PR - if so, the 12 month contract achieves that and a lot more. Do not calculate salary after tax. Everything here looks at your total package without any tax deductions 2....
by kenfrapin
Sun May 29, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Queries - SET[O], WP
Replies: 33
Views: 4682

Its generally good to have the letter dated within the last 30days however the reason there is no guidelines is because you will be showing proof for salary earned in the past few months and if its the same employer its clear that the employer letter is still valid as they are still paying you a sal...
by kenfrapin
Sun May 29, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Important for me: Your kind advice seeked!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

Agree with Sky_High, you need to personally assess the market given you are an experienced candidate so will have your own skill set which may or may not be highly regarded in the UK market - and only you can find that out Further, 9 years in Supply Chain is good though I can give absolutely no cred...
by kenfrapin
Sun May 29, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: Transferring Money to India
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

I have been using money2india from icici for many years now and havent had any issues. Minimal fees and very quick transfers with many options - can give it a go. I also know of many others who use this site for regular monthly transfers

KP
by kenfrapin
Sun May 29, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Important for me: Your kind advice seeked!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

Re: Important for me: Your kind advice seeked!!

UK Business Graduate, working for the market leader of the industry I am in, at a very senior position and drawing quite a handsome Salary. I have been applying for different jobs from my home country (where I am working currently) but it doesnt seem to work. I am expecting at least a 70K job to st...
by kenfrapin
Fri May 27, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11116

Oh how I wish I was :-)
I have worked across organisations building solutions over 8 years which is why I repeat the words. I'm in IT but not attached to technology side, more a tech/biz solutions guy ensuring others get my work done...lol

KP
by kenfrapin
Fri May 27, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Delay on start date after signing contract, options ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3996

Yes, in many places this is common because essentially a contracting role comes along when a company does not have in house skills to perform the role. Now, as you may know, if in a permanent role, one really doesnt bother if a project kick off gets delayed by 1 week or 1 year but it makes a big dif...
by kenfrapin
Fri May 27, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11116

permies trying to get into contracting find it difficult getting their first contract KP Would you expand on that. 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 ...
by kenfrapin
Fri May 27, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11116

Consulting by definition is providing a specialised service. I don’t know how one can be a consultant without being a specialist (with lot of experience) in one field. Quite a grey area really but 1. Consulting usually refers to overall involvement across products and technology more so with deli...
by kenfrapin
Thu May 26, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11116

trust me - I have friends who were contractors and have excellent high profile roles now BUT I was making a generic statement - and the generic market sentiment especially with most employers is to oversee an excellent contractor and instead take on a mediocre person who has never contracted.....tha...
by kenfrapin
Thu May 26, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Electronic P60 statements
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

I want to add further that from FY2010-2011, eP60s are now an approved format of providing P60s rather than the previous hard copies on blue forms. My partner and I both received an eP60 and both companies told us that a print out of this is a legal original copy as per latest HMRC guidelines and th...
by kenfrapin
Thu May 26, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11116

@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 contract...
by kenfrapin
Tue May 24, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Electronic P60 statements
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Electronic P60 statements

Hi, Recently, many companies have begun issuing eCopy of the yearly P60 forms. To my horror, mine did too stating its an acceptable replacement though it clearly says its a copy of the P60. Can I take a colour printout of this eCopy to show yearly earnings for 2010-11? Or is this not enough and a st...
by kenfrapin
Tue May 24, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Permanent or contract job
Replies: 30
Views: 11116

This is similar to what a contractor does right ? He is registered with his parent company or umbrella company and works for a client ? 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 in...
by kenfrapin
Tue May 24, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Secured a contract role, suggestions required.
Replies: 12
Views: 4821

Let me keep the end goal as eligibility for Tier 1 extension and reply to your queries. When you said the contract offer pays 25% more, did you mean on a 12 month basis or just a monthly basis? This is quite important because working for 12 months at 25% less per month compared to your contract is a...
by kenfrapin
Sun May 22, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: is it a good plan to land in UK in July for job search
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Mulderpf has given good advice and makes sense to start your job hunt as soon as you can and ensure you prep yourself and do your homework. Generically speaking, I'd like to add that if one were looking at when its NOT a good time to come to the UK then the answer is definitely mid Dec to mid Jan - ...
by kenfrapin
Sun May 22, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Will FPN ban my ILR application, please help
Replies: 17
Views: 4236

All, There is a very simple answer to this. The only way one gets a conviction or a criminal record is when a case is made against you, you go to the court or abstain from it, and the judge passes a ruling against you and CONVICTS you of the charges brought against you - this is the ONLY time you ge...
by kenfrapin
Wed May 18, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR Success Croydon
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Congratulations... you haven't been asked for any P60's..? For HSMP or Tier 1 case you only need the below to verify earnings 1. P60s or payslips 2. Bank statements So one cannot use P60 and Payslip as 2 proofs because its considered from the same source. If you just carry P60s and bank statements ...
by kenfrapin
Wed May 18, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: How can I get a uk driving license
Replies: 13
Views: 26443

Ya I have gone through that before asking here. That website says you need to be a UK citizen for getting a driving license. You are confusing 'Resident in UK' with 'Citizen of UK' and that's why all these posts. If you are living and residing in the UK, then you can get your license. Resident in t...
by kenfrapin
Wed May 18, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Will FPN ban my ILR application, please help
Replies: 17
Views: 4236

You only have to mention if you have a Criminal conviction and this excludes any spent convictions. Its clear you dont have to mention it because it did not result in a criminal conviction. FPN also is fine unless you have multiple FPNs. Your other offence for which you attended the course clearly d...
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