Successful Interviews by Contractors The more successful interviews the contractor has the more choice he, or she, has. These contractors are far less likely to spend long periods on the bench. Those contractors who spend a lot of time on the bench, spending money while not earning any, will be unsuccessful contractors. [caption id="attachment_919" align="alignnone" width="225"] Successful Interviews make Contractors[/caption] Successful and Unsuccessful Contractors The most important factor that differentiates between successful and unsuccessful contractors is the amount of time spent working versus the time out of work. There's no point in being a good negotiator and get a good contract rate if you can't back that up. Those contractors who don't get renewed can be working for three months then out for a couple of months (or even more during a downturn). [caption id="attachment_920" align="alignnone" width="300"] Successful Interviews make successful contractors[/caption] Cheapest Contractors Often Most Successful There's a lot to be said for being the cheapest contractor at a company. Often it is just a bean count and the Project Manager, when his, or her, budget is cut for a later phase of a project will keep the cheapest contractors. Although you may have been earning more than the cheaper contractors they may well be working when you are sitting at home. A few weeks or months off can really eat into a contractor's savings. The successful contractor keeps working. Successful interviews make a successful contractor.