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Question Time With IT Contractor Sam Akinola
Question Time With IT Contractor Sam Akinola

After his question caused a stir on BBC's Question Time, VIQU's MD Matt Collingwood spoke with IT contractor Sam Akinola about how IR35 is impacting his business and the wider IT contracting community.

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16 Good Questions To Ask A Recruiter Before An Interview In 2024

Recruiters are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to interviews. Set yourself up for success by asking your recruiter these key questions.

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My Advice For Contractors In 2024

Are you an IT contractor? With 26+ years of experience working in IT contract recruitment, take a look at my advice for contractors wanting to improve their work opportunities in 2024.

Take the jump to becoming an IT contractor
Becoming An IT Contractor: My Top Tips

Ready to jump into contracting? Becoming an IT contractor can be daunting, however, from higher earnings to greater flexibility, there are clearly good reasons why professionals are choosing contract work!

An IT professional making plans for leaving a permanent job for a contract role
What To Know Before Leaving A Permanent Job For A Contract

There is much to consider before leaving a permanent job for a contract role. From tax to CVs and interviews, it's easy to get overwhelmed. But don't worry - this blog covers the main differences for you to keep in mind.

Grant Baker, Louise Gasper and Mike McEvoy celebrating Grant's 'Best Contractor Recruiter' award win.
VIQU’s Grant Baker Wins ‘Best Contractor Recruiter’

I am thrilled to announce our Senior Account Manager, Grant Baker's award win at The Contracting Awards 2023 for 'Best Contractor Recruiter'!

woman writing a great CV after learning how to write a killer tech CV
How To Write A Killer Tech CV

Knowing how to write a killer tech CV is key to finding your next great tech job. Get your technical CV noticed by the best in the industry by ensuring your application is clear, and readable, but still impressive by following my top tips.

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VIQU Shortlisted For 2 Contracting Awards

We are delighted to announce that VIQU has been shortlisted for two awards by the Contracting Awards 2023! We are in the running for 'Best Contractor Recruitment Agency' and our very own Grant Baker has been nominated for 'Best Contractor Recruiter'!

The odd one out on a hunt for IT jobs at easter
Hunt For IT Jobs At Easter – Not Easter Eggs!

If you are considering a hunt for IT jobs at Easter - you will be pleased to hear that due to renewed budgets and lower competition, it is one of the best times to be looking. Use this time as an opportunity to find your next move!

IR35 changes
IR35 Changes: IT Contractors Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Last week, our Chancellor announced his intention to repeal the 2021 IR35 changes. This unprecendented move has led to many questions over how these changes to IR35 will impact contract workers, and how we should expect HMRC to respond.

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