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Re: [ljc] Moving from fulltime to Contracting in Java

From: Neil B.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 1:00 PM
The interviews are generally easier than for permie roles, because if
they make a mistake they can just let you go in 3 months.

Of course you still need to know your shit, but they don't torture you
with endless rounds of HR interviews, personality tests, and all that
nonsense.

The flip side is that you tend to have many more interviews; in fact
it becomes a regular part of your life. Actually I quite enjoy this,
and look on interviews as a chance to meet smart people and talk about
technology... what could be more fun?

Neil

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Sameer <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi Alexander,
>
>
> I feel it is not difficult at all. Its just a matter of looking for it. I am
> soon going to start a new contract. I was permie till now, but I am being
> made redundant as my company is bought over by another company. Whwn i
> started looking, I was open to both permie or contracting whichever is first
> to come my way.
>
> As for contracting, there are two things you got to bear in mind, you have
> to be really good at your job, secondly, you do not get paid holidays, so
> whenever you take a holiday, you lose that money.. which is hard to let go
> initially but after a while you get used to it.If you get a year's contract,
> I will just calculate my earnings over 220 working days, buffering for
> holidays or gaps between contracts.
>
> But nevertheless, Java contracts over 300£/day do give you decent money in
> hand and in hand you will have more than what 70K perm job would give you.
>
> Regards
> Sameer Shah
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM, alexander sharma
> <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Everyone
>>
>> I would like to know how difficult it is to move from full time to
>> contracting in Java?
>> How many years of experience required. How are the interviews like etc.
>>
>> Thnanks
>>
>>
>>
>>
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