I am in Maryland, USA, and have worked as a consultant for close to two decades. Switching to C2C seems to be difficult and yet so many other companies are doing it.
I don’t understand what I am missing because, to me, contracting is just a different way to get paid. You would think it would benefit a company to not have to pay benefits, taxes, etc. In my case, there is no difference than if I was a full-time, salaried (W2) consultant, except for all the overhead I have to take care of. But so many people think C2C means “offshore” or “remote.”
And a lot of job ads say “no C2C.” Many of those companies that say W2 only are themselves contracting companies, or they have existing resources on a C2C basis, which seems contradictory.
And recruiters will offer to hire you on a C2C basis but only at the W2 rate (which is ridiculous). Why does it seem like recruiters don’t understand the difference in rates?
What I would like to know is... How do other independent contractors manage to get contracts to start out? It seems like job postings and job boards are not as helpful. Advice from experienced pros on what I am missing would be greatly appreciated.