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As the demand for contractors continues to grow, more and more people are turning to contracting over permanent employment. With the increased interest in contracting work, there is now even more competition for roles.

In this blog post, Gorilla Accounting will be taking a look at a few solutions which contractors can do to make sure they stand out when applying for their next role.

What can you do to stand out?

If you choose to go into contracting, you will have confidence in your own ability to provide a certain service. Naturally, this will mean that others also have the same idea as you, so it’s important to make yourself stand out.

It isn’t always your experience alone which will ensure you will get the role that you apply for. Experience helps, but it’s the way in which you showcase that experience which will help when finding your next role as a contractor.

Utilise Existing Tools

Prior to the interview process, the person you will be interviewed by will have no idea of any experience you already have. There are a few areas which may be worth taking a look over before you apply for your next role:

– CV – Make sure to tailor your CV to the role you are applying for and highlight any notable experience or anything you have done previously which you are proud of. For example, if you are to apply for a role within software development, you should tailor your CV to mention how you have provided a similar service in the past.

– Social Media – Social Media is becoming more and more popular and with certain platforms such as LinkedIn, you could use these to your advantage. Employers will check your online presence so it’s best to make sure that they will be happy with what they find.

– Online Portfolios – When applying for roles you could set yourself up an online portfolio which will showcase some of the work that you have previously done. This is a perfect way to have a slight advantage over others who do not have an online portfolio.

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