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How do I become a Contract Business Analyst?

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In the five years I have been contracting I have fulfilled a number of contract roles. Some of these have been great and I would have stayed for years, had it not been for take-overs, redundancies, changes in personnel. Conversely, I have started contracts I could not wait to finish; waiting for that 3 month finish-line like I was waiting for a prison sentence to end!

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Did you know? – Self Certified Mortgages are no more

Back in 2009 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) put an end to self-certification mortgages in an attempt to ensure that all borrowers prove their ability to repay in advance.

Self-certification mortgages were originally aimed at contractors, the self-employed and freelance/contract workers who had trouble proving their income and in many cases became the mortgage of choice for contractors on irregular income who struggled to secure mortgage borrowing with their bank..

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What is the outlook for interest rates?

UK interest rates were held at a record low for the 25th month in a row last week, which has posed questions to contractors who currently have a mortgage or are thinking of taking one. How long can this last? Should I assume rates will go up and take a 5 year fixed rate, or gamble that they will stay low and take the risk on a variable deal? Sound familiar?

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The BA diploma is currently the best known qualification for Business Analysts in the UK. The BA Diploma is run by the BCS – it is an ISEB (Information Systems Examination Board) exam. It consists of two core modules, one knowledge-based elective and one practitioner specialism (these are examinations and certificates in their own right), as well as a 45 minute oral examination, which can only be sat upon successful completion of the written exams

The core modules are:
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To operate as a contractor you will have to have a private limited company, or use an umbrella company or other such scheme to get paid. In this article I aim to outline how to do each and the pros and cons of each choice.

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As you may or may not be aware on 6th and 9th December 2010, HMRC released Ministerial Statements advising that legislation will be introduced to tackle arrangements involving trusts or other vehicles used to reward employees and that of disguised income.

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In this article I will explain how and why it is advantageous to tailor your CV / resume to each job role you apply for.

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This article describes how to write a good CV, regarding the philosophy of how to approach creating the CV and tips on what to include and how to communicate it.

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This article explains how to effectively get the right temporary job in the most efficient way with the least effort and best chance of success…

Temporary work is one of the best ways to gain experience or make money in a set amount of time. It can be a foot in the door to an industry you want to work in. Or a way to earn, even if you are looking for a more permanent job, it can help to fill the gap and take pressure off your finances and your nerves while you job hunt. It also helps out the company that requires temporary work cover!

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