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Tips for Relocating to Ireland

Tips for Relocating to Ireland
Relocating to a new country can be tricky at the best of times! Below we have some helpful tips to help you settle in and explain what is required.If you are coming to Ireland to take a contract role we are here to assist with registration and advise on your situation.ā€‹ā€‹1. Visa Requirements If you are a non-EU citizen you will need a Visa or W...
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Budget 2018 Guide

Budget 2018 Guide
There has been plenty of discussion surrounding yesterday's Budget delivered by Paschal Donohue. Follow the link below for our full review on the new implementations for 2018. Budget 2018 has continued with the Governments promise to ease the taxation burden for self-employed individuals. This has been done by increasing the Earned Income Cred...
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Contractor CVā€™s ā€“ Tips and Advice on How to Draft the Most Effective Contractor CV.

Contractor CVā€™s ā€“ Tips and Advice on How to Draft the Most Effective Contractor CV.
It goes without saying, as a contractor seeking new opportunities in the current jobs market, having an up-to-date CV that really sells your capabilities and achievements is absolutely essential.Your CV is your own personal marketing tool and it is vital that the right information is included and presented in the most effective way. Recruiters will...
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New changes to travel and subsistence rates for Contractors as of 01 April 2017

New changes to travel and subsistence rates for Contractors as of 01 April 2017
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have reviewed the current mileage and subsistence expense system in the context of modern business requirements and conditions. These changes are claimable in each of our Umbrella, Managed and 365 Company solutions.  Mileage RatesNew mileage rates have been outlined that better reflect chan...
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Treatment Benefit now Available to the Self-Employed

Treatment Benefit now Available to the Self-Employed
The Department of Social Protection has released a statement to announce that the Treatment Benefit Scheme, which provides dental, optical, and aural services, is now available to those who pay S Class PRSI. This will service qualified self-employed workers as of 27th March. Previously this benefit was only available to those paying PRSI Classes A,...
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Promote and validate your profile on LinkedIn to become a sought after Contractor!

Promote and validate your profile on LinkedIn to become a sought after Contractor!
By now, you undoubtedly know that a strong LinkedIn profile is critical for your Contracting career and your personal brand. But with over 470 million LinkedIn users, how do you craft a profile that stands out?In our recent blog, we outlined how to create an effective profile, but in this post we discuss how to really optimise it to make it the ult...
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LinkedIn: The Undisputed Champion of Professional Networking - Make Sure Your Profile Is Working For You

LinkedIn: The Undisputed Champion of Professional Networking - Make Sure Your Profile Is Working For You
With more than 460 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the undisputed champion of professional networking. A powerful tool for individuals and companies alike looking to make new connections, generate leads, and build their brand - Professional Contractors shouldn't wait another moment to actively incorporate LinkedIn into their daily marketing ...
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The Top Apps Contractors Need!

The Top Apps Contractors Need!
If you've ever tried assembling flat pack furniture without that special allen key, you know how important the right tool can be! For Professional Contractors, knowing the right tools and the best apps can greatly appease your administrative duties and you improve your productivity!With countless new apps being launched every day, it can be ha...
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Becoming A Contractor: Key Success Factors to securing your first project.

Becoming A Contractor: Key Success Factors to securing your first project.
Today, evidence is mounting that we are moving towards a project-based economy where work is divided into small components, with growing requirements, clearly defined scopes for highly skilled, niche expertise and concrete deliverables. Current market needs are migrating to experienced professionals who can run and manage one or many projects for m...
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Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #2. Digital Marketing for the Contractor

Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #2. Digital Marketing for the Contractor
The digital marketing arena is moving at light speed. To keep up, you need confidence in yourself and your business combined with the judgment to think critically, act independently, and be relentlessly creative.This series of articles on Marketing for Contractors will hopefully enlighten and empower you with the building blocks to stay ahead in an...
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Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #1. Building a Personal Brand and Why It Matters

Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #1. Building a Personal Brand and Why It Matters
Branding is just as important for small businesses as it is for the big players. From your name and logo to your company slogan and reputation, it's how the public knows you and is integral to your identity. As a Contractor, you are your company, and establishing a strong personal brand is essential to the growth and success of your business. Brand...
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