Suggestions on how to convince a company seeking full-time to hire you for C2C?

Let's say a recruiter reaches out and it's a role you know you would be a good fit for, what would you say to make a case for C2C? Are there any common strategies? Do you complete the interview before even proposing the idea? I'm aware recruiters are often outsourced but let's assume she works for the company you'd like to work at.
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like-gold
like-gold2mo ago
It would be better to complete the interview before proposing C2C. common strategies would be (paraphrased) - i am a great fit for the role as the team has saw in my interview performance, and from a tax perspective it would be great if the role classification itself could be made for corp to corp rather than W2
genetic-orange
genetic-orange2mo ago
Also you’re negotiating power increases if they think you have another offer or are approaching one. I was able to get mine to c2c by making them think I had other pending offers. Don’t try to force the issue until after their client wants you. At that point they are heavily motivated to close the deal.
endymioncalcite
endymioncalcite2mo ago
I've been responding to most recruiters asking for c2c up front and I've got nothing but rejections for the past 2 months. Would it be safe to say I'm shooting myself in the foot and should wait?
like-gold
like-gold2mo ago
Maybe adjust the strategy? You're selling services to a company, why not instead of recruiters you shoot for managers, PM, senior level engineers. Ask them what kind of problems they encounter And how much they would pay if instead if having a full time employee take on the work, if such a vendor with deep level expertise is able to solve the problem in a fraction of the time Or, reaching out via LinkedIn or cold calling VPs of your niche (apollo.io is a good one) to see if they need any assistance with staff augmentation An example is if you're great at ISO 27001 compliance, you could reach out directly to companies ( LinkedIn, Apollo or others) to ask them if they have challenges landing contracts due to non compliance and you have experience in bridging many companies to reach certification in X days. Even if without a niche, you could do the resource / augmentation play recruiters aren't always the sole place to find c2c.
endymioncalcite
endymioncalcite2mo ago
Thank you for this! I'll check out apollo. I've got deep knowledge in devops/sre so I know that's in demand. These are great ideas for being proactive instead of waiting for recruiters. I appreciate the advice. I was a bit leery of trying to switch to a c2c later during the interview process but that might let me work both angles simultaneously: ask for c2c from recruiters after successfully interviewing and outreach to relevant people. Thanks again!
user35377ll
user35377ll3w ago
I’m also in a situation where i got a W2 offer. But I’d like to be C2C. My concern is this remove will burn a bridge as i went through all the rounds and at the last mile I’m pulling a C2C ask out of the blue. What are some strategies on wording? I see @totaldev wording right above this so will probably incorporate that as well Would you also state the desired rate at the initial response based on the TC?
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