IT Contractors should make sure that they cover all the options as regards contracting opportunities.
It might be an idea for IT contractors to make a list of all the places that they had worked and where they are considered to have done a good job, and to contact their old clients asking if they can act as a consultant for, or maybe even maintain the parts of the system that they created or were responsible for.
I would also say, that once the period stated in the contract where you can’t contact a client is up, you should automatically call up the client and ask to be put on a ‘call-up’ list for when there is a vacancy, or to ask whether you could be considered for maintaining the system remotely.
It sometimes occurs that bosses are put in schtuck when someone leaves, and it would be great if they had someone to call on who know the system. You take your contracting opportunities how them come and you have to be available to take them.
IT Contractors and IT Contracts
I know when I was a client that I would have been happy to make use of this facility.
Often, however, you don’t know how to get in touch with people who worked at your site before.
So IT Contractors should make sure that a situation never occurs where a client is looking for them, but can’t find them.
You will definitely, however, miss out on future contracting opportunities if you don’t leave your details with previous clients.
IT Contracting Opportunities Lost
Clients never ask as they assume that they can contact your through your agency if need be. As we all know, agencies have different agendas and may just suggest someone else to the client.
So, wouldn’t that be awful if you had been out of work for months, and somebody had an opening that they would have let you fill, but they didn’t know how they should get in touch?
Especially if it was an opportunity for a direct contract with all the financial benefits of that.
You may already have missed out on great contracting opportunities in the past. They may have been at times when you needed work desperately.
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