In Pictures: 15 tips for surviving - and thriving - as an IT contractor

Pundits are calling 2014 the year of the IT contractor. Here are 15 tips for setting up shop and making it stick.

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Eyes on the horizon, money in the pocket Contractors must constantly search for upcoming work while still on the current job, Cirri says, and companies accept that, provided you search on your own time and not theirs. But don't just look for your next opportunity, create it, as Deegan did. As a regular attendee at the yearly Design Automation Conference, Deegan got tired of carrying around its paper catalog, so he decided to build a mobile app. He approached the conference organizers for permission, a conversation that turned into a paid job three years running. That's opportunity.

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