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How to Stand Out as a Contractor or Freelancer

At Gorilla Accounting, we understand how difficult it can be for contractors and freelancers to secure consistent work. Finding the right fit for yourself is detrimental to keeping a positive outlook on your working life and when you’re happy, you work better.

In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at how to stand out as a contractor or freelancer. We have a few tips which should help with not only securing a job, but maintaining contracts in the future.

Gorilla Accounting have work with thousands of contractors and freelancers each year and understanding our clients voice in the key to our success. Our blog has resources for contractors and freelancers which aim to provide good materials related to the business.

Make a Good First Impression

It may sound cliché, but making a good first impression could be the difference between securing a contract or creating a new opportunity in the future.

Regardless of your previous experience or qualifications, if the end-client doesn’t like you, they’re more than likely not going to give you the opportunity to work for them. If people like you, they’re more than likely going to want to do something for you.

Your first impression starts the second you send your CV over, so make sure you do something to stand out. The end-client will receive hundreds of CV’s very similar to yours and as much as they’ll be looking for key things you’ve previously done; they’ll also want to hear about how you have helped a business previously.

Establish Strong Connections

In this previous paragraph, we gave a slight mention to making your CV stand out. If you’ve worked in the industry for a while, you may have already established a strong connection with previous colleagues. This could help in securing a job and allow you to work on the previous good connections you already have.

Utilise the connections you already have can be a great way to make yourself stand out when you’re trying to secure work as a contractor. Get in touch with ex-colleagues and catch up to see what they are up to; this will be a good way to get into the contracting industry.

Utilise Social Tools

Social media is a very powerful tool, utilising social in the right way can open up the door to various opportunities and it’s something contractors and freelancers should take a closer look at.

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or something else, it’s important to maintain a positive social media presence and utilise each site to their best ability. Each site has its benefits for securing work, establishing connections and keeping up to news within the industry.