My Dh has just been made redundant...
starlightstarligt · 10/12/2022 15:43
He's is very senior in the IT world and that's all he has ever done. He would like to contract for a until he gets on his feet again as it's a tough getting v senior roles. Do any of you know any good sites to look for IT contract?
TakeYourFinalPosition · 10/12/2022 15:46
In my experience, it won’t be sites really - it’s contacts once you get quite senior in IT.
All the best to him!
moostermum · 10/12/2022 15:51
JobServe and LinkedIn are best for finding contracts and you can get senior IT roles as contract.
starlightstarligt · 10/12/2022 15:54
Thank you both for replying to me. He's flat out looking for things but everything he looks at has hundreds of applicants already. He needs to make himself stand out in the crowd.
Supernormative · 10/12/2022 15:58
I'd suggest he approaches an agency. Senior roles tend to be through your network or an agent punting you out.
rookiemere · 10/12/2022 16:00
First thing is to get his profile updated on LinkedIn, add a recent CV and say he's looking for a role.
Goodgrief82 · 10/12/2022 16:01
Where is he based? Has he ever been approached by Executive search?
Goodgrief82 · 10/12/2022 16:03
I remember the thread you started…. Yesterday about you being just made redundant
you have both been made redundant?
rookiemere · 10/12/2022 16:07
One thing to remember is that as a contractor the day rate means he could take on a less senior role but still be earning as much as he did previously.
Companies are crying out for technical roles, but maybe less so for management ones.
jay55 · 10/12/2022 16:14
He needs to add all the job agents on LinkedIn who deal with his area.
And join all the groups for jobs in his area.
Most the job adverts are shite, but when there genuinely is a role, people will make a post about it.
And sign up to all the agencies that post jobs he'd like or are similar so they have his cv.
He needs to make sure his cv is idiot proof, that it has all needed keywords for skills and tech.
Oh and get in touch with any recruiters he used to hire people in his last role.
Best of luck, the contract world has changed so much in the last two years but there are still lots of jobs out there.
whatayear22 · 10/12/2022 16:18
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EasterIssland · 10/12/2022 16:19
Where are you based ? I work for it , senior qa and it didn’t take me long to find a new job(2-3 weeks) and with better conditions.
DogInATent · 10/12/2022 16:23
If he's that senior, it's reaching out to his contacts for positions before they're advertised rather than applying for positions that have already received hundreds of applicants.
But it also depends what he does in IT. It's a bit vague as a description.
Goodgrief82 · 10/12/2022 16:25
Yeah Op, I don’t think you are genuine. Doesn’t stack up
Ablababla · 10/12/2022 16:25
He needs to get a good recruiter. I don’t think there’s any other way the bigger companies hire.
Goodgrief82 · 10/12/2022 16:25
And then the thread you started yesterday about you being made redundant on top of the doubtful stuff in this thread
Cockle1234 · 10/12/2022 17:31
IMO what he needs to do is ask his wife to ask mumsnet, hopefully he'll build his connections that way. I'm surprised he's held a senior role and not worked out that's the way to do it already
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