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

From: Steffen
Sent on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:57 PM
Hi Alexander,

having done that switch some years ago it was a good step in terms of money.

Speaking for the German market a good way to get into positions is through referral business. It gives the best daily rates and the interview is more like a discussion how to take the clients project forward.

To get to that stage it takes a couple of projects where you build reasonable reputation for yourself. Need to get along nicely with the people that are accountable. So positive attitude, dependable, critical, but constructive. sounds buzzwordish, but worked.

While the step to being a contractor can work. It also worth to consider where one wants to go. As a contractor it might be a bit more difficult to get into positions that hold a lot of responsibility, but maybe it is a step for a while.

In my eyes one way to build a profile would be: 3 months projects, well chosen, showing excellent results and building expertise, suck it all in (business domain, dev processes, technologies, requirements, etc.). Then find a new project where you build up different skills again, looking for diversity (industry), but always become the goto-guy.

Kind Regards
Steffen

On 26 June[masked]:14, 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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