September 3, 2008 8:34 AM BST
I have just joined the Telco contractor recruitment market. Although my experience is not all that at the moment I do work with people who have been in the industry for years. I have found that they seem to have the market completely sussed out and it is evident to me that relationship building is key, both on the client and contractor sides.
In terms of contractors I have noticed that there is more and more frustration around clients/operators/intergrators asking for consultants on all inclusive agreements. This is not always the case. We have many positions all over the world where clients are willing to pay expenses etc.
Therefore the purpose of my email is really to meet as many contractors on Telco professionals as possible as I keep a constantly up to date file of active contractors, where they are, what they are doing, what they are looking to do and where they want to go. This will help me fulfill my clients request and also help you all in exposing yourself to the market and the better deals.
I think you will admit that when you know someone and there specific wants and needs, processes (such as contracting) move a lot smoother.
Thus I look forward to speaking with any of you that are interested by my comments.
In the mean time... Happy contracting.