Dealing with Agencies
First Time Contractors will almost always get ripped off when dealing with agencies. As Contractors get more experience they gradually learn more about dealing with Agencies and Agents. Here is some advice on how to cut out the learning experience and learn how to deal successfully with IT Agencies.
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First Time Contractors
When dealing with agencies, first time contractors are almost certain to get ripped off. Agencies love first time contractors. Those contractors are naive when dealing with agencies. They naively think that they are ‘their agents’.
The opposite is true. They want to take as big a percentage of the money they get from clients and leave the new contractor with as little as they can get away with,
Agencies ask to see contractors for the strangest reasons.
Starting a New Contract
Once you have been offered a contract, you now hold the whip had over the agency and you should use that to your advantage. However, many contractors don’t realise this and allow the agencies to dictate the agenda. Don’t be one of those contractors.
Hitting Agencies for Six
You really can get the upper hand when dealing with agencies – if you take the following advice.
To get the better of agencies you need to know more about how they operate.
Agency Dirty Tricks
Agencies get up to the very dirtiest tricks when dealing with IT Contractors. You wouldn’t belive some of the stunts they pull. However, you need to learn this very quickly when dealing with agencies.
Agencies will take as much of the money the client pays for you as they can. So, it is important to know how to put one over on them when dealing with agencies.
If your client wants to renew you, it is important to know how to get yourself the best deal both from your client and the agency. We tell you how.
Confessions of an Agent
We asked a guy, who used to be an IT agent, to spill the beans on the tricks that agencies get up to and how contractors can counteract this when dealing with agencies. Read the following articles to find out how to do this.
Cold Calls from Agencies
You have to know what you are doing here and why you get cold calls from agencies.
We look at the role of agencies in the IT Contractor market.
Advice from Agents
We give the very best advice on agencies and how to get the best out of them.
Payment Problems from Agencies
Once an agency is late with a payment to you, you have to act very quickly. They come up with lots of plausible excuses as to why the payment is late. You shouldn’t accept any of them. They have broken the terms of their contract with you and you must now act.