Considering Computer Contracting?

Considering Computer Contracting?

The Computer Weekly Guide to Becoming a Freelance Computer Professional

2nd Edition - April 1, 1990

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  • Author: Michael Powell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483106106

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Considering Computer Contracting?: The Computer Weekly Guide to Becoming a Freelance Computer Professional explores many aspects of the contracting world and attempts to give advice to both the newcomer and the experienced contractors in possible progressions in contracting. The book discusses the reasons why companies take on contract staff and what specific skills and skill levels do they require. The text covers aspects of contracting, from setting up through preparing presentation materials, interviewing, and gaining the first contract to management as a contractor. Some details of opportunities available and the expected rates are also considered. The book describes the relationship of a contractor with agencies and with clients, and the actual mechanism for working as a contractor. The text concludes by providing after-contracting opportunities. People contemplating on becoming a computer contractor and practicing computer contractors will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments


    Chapter 1 Who Uses Contractors and Why?

    Chapter 2 What it Takes to Become a Contract Worker

    Chapter 3 Forming Your Own Company

    Chapter 4 How to Find Your First Contract

    Chapter 5 Finance

    Chapter 6 Updating Your Skills

    Chapter 7 Current Outlook for Contract Staff

    Chapter 8 After Contracting

    Appendix: Directory of Contract Agencies


    Computer Weekly Publications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Digital Press 2016
  • Published: April 1, 1990
  • Imprint: Digital Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483106106

About the Author

Michael Powell

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Neurosurgeon, The National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

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