BCS NI to run a webinar on IT freelancing and contracting in the COVID-19 world

  • Experienced consultant Paul Taylor will be giving a webinar with BCS NI next month for those considering making the leap to freelancing and contracting.

    Northern Ireland's IT industry is supported by a large number of freelance IT professionals and contractors who offer their services to businesses that need short-term expertise. The coronavirus outbreak has seen some people laid off and others with a lot of time on their hands to consider making the switch to becoming freelance, but how exactly do you make that leap?

    BCS Northern Ireland is running a webinar next month for those thinking about going into freelancing, interim management or contracting but are unsure now in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. Experienced contractor Paul Taylor will give a presentation on the ins and outs of freelancing to help you decide if it's something you want to do.

    Paul has been a consultant for nearly 30 years and has worked across a wide range of industries and social enterprises, and most recently published the book "So you want to go contracting?" on the topic of making the leap to being a contractor. His talk will take place on Tuesday May 19 from 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM BST and will focus on four key areas and questions people might have:

    "1. Is it a good choice for you? - Remember that contracting, interim management and freelancing is not ideal for everyone."

    "2. What preparation is required before going contracting, freelancing and interim management? - Remember perfect planning reduces the likelihood of poor performance."

    "3. How to get your first assignment."

    "4. How to operate on a day-to-day basis."

    For more information or to register your spot in the webinar, head over to the official Meetup page for the event. The event is scheduled for Tuesday May 19 from 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM BST and will be held online.

    Source: Written based on press release

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