Become an IT Contractor
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Become an IT Contractor

Go self employed to take control of your career and increase your earnings by becoming an IT Contractor
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Last updated 4/2017
English
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Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know whether you are ready to become an IT contractor
  • Prepare yourself to move from being an employee to a contractor
  • Where to find contracts
  • How to market your skills as an IT contractor
  • How to act and behave as an IT contractor
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Requirements
  • You should be working in IT or a related field
Description

If you work in IT you probably know all about IT Contractors and the lucrative rates they are paid. Those rates come with their own risks but with careful planning you can master those risks to become an IT Contractor, work for yourself and massively increase your income.

This course teaches how to tell if you're ready to take the step, how to prepare for becoming an IT Contractor, how to find contracts, and how to market yourself to make sure you win those lucrative contracts.

So whether you work in programming, databases, networks, project management, or one of the many other IT roles enrol now and start the biggest change in your career.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone working within IT or a related field who wants to further their career by becoming an IT contractor
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:25:09
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:11
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Are you ready?
3 Lectures 20:58

The benefits of being an IT contractor come with their own risks. Know these risks so that you can prepare for them.

Preview 08:02

Learn how to build a financial cushion to see you through the transition from permanent employee to contractor

Financial Cushion
07:43

Assess yourself to see if you have the skills and experience to make it as a contractor

Skills and Experience
05:13
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Setting Up
1 Lecture 02:43

Some tips on how to set up your contracting company

Creating a Company
02:43
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Marketing Yourself
3 Lectures 30:19

Learn to look at yourself as a supplier of services rather than an employee

Preview 09:51

Understand why an organisation might hire a contractor over an employee so that you can approach potential clients with the right mindset to win the contract

Contractor vs Employee
13:21

No one can hire you if they don't know you exist. Make connections with the right people and maintain those connections to make sure your name is always in their mind when it comes to deciding who to hire.

Making Connections
07:07
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Finding the First Contract
3 Lectures 23:09

How to create a CV that reflects you and your company more accurately. Use a stlye more suitable to a contractor rather than a permanent employee.

Creating a CV
09:36

Learn how to go about setting your daily rate as a contractor so that you know what to ask for during negotiations.

Setting Your Rate
04:45

Learn the best places to look in order to find contracts suitable to your specialism.

Finding Contracts
08:48
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On Site
2 Lectures 06:49

Make sure that you're prepared for your first day as an IT Contractor.

Being Prepared
03:03

Learn how to act on site and around clients.

Acting Right
03:46
About the Instructor
Transforming Ninja
4.0 Average rating
38 Reviews
790 Students
3 Courses
Business Analyst and Transformational Change Consultancy

Transforming Ninja is a business change consultancy with experience in numerous different sectors on projects of all sizes, playing many different roles in the business change world.

We love investigating new techniques and methodologies,  and implementing these into our work whilst sharing the knowledge with our clients.

We like to arm people with the knowledge and techniques they need to accomplish their goals.