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3 tips to be more valued as a contract employee

September 25, 2015

With temporary and contract staffing sales increasing by billions year after year, it?s a no-brainer that today?s contingent workforce wants to make the most of the available jobs. However, money and opportunity never come without competition, do they? It is therefore important to really steer clear of mediocrity and show up as a better employee. To that end, we have 3 tips. 1. Adapt to the organizational culture Every company has a distinct culture that manifests in both obvious and implicit ways. The sooner you figure things out, the easier it?ll be for you to blend into the work environment. Going through all the documented policies and protocols is a good way to start. Follow this up by skimming the company?s website to understand their vision and values. If you want to understand what a regular day in the office looks like, it won?t be a bad idea to have lunch with an ... View Post

5 tips for recent graduates to get a contract job

September 09, 2015

Whether you just graduated college or high school and want to join the workforce, getting that first job can be a challenge. With many companies laying off seasoned professionals in the recent past, the employment prospect for recent graduates with little or no work experience can seem bleak at times. Finding a contract job is often a good way to get a foot in the door. Here are 5 tips that may help graduates start their career. Look for internship opportunities If you didn't intern in ... View Post

3 questions a contract job seeker should be asking in an interview

August 28, 2015

We've already covered various interview tips from what to answer to the dreaded ?Why did you leave your last job?? question to how to prove by example that you are a valuable team player. It's time now to highlight what a job seeker can accomplish by asking intelligent questions in an interview. Asking some important basic questions can give candidates a fairly clear idea about the scope of the contract and what exactly is expected of them.Here are 3 important questions for ... View Post

The win-win formula in staffing: Help recruiters help you

August 18, 2015

Recruiters can help you get you the job you're looking for. However, the connection between you and recruiters works both ways ? whether a recruiter calls you regarding an opening or you call them pro-actively. On most occasions though, a recruiter will take the initiative to contact you and tell you about an open position that matches your skills and expertise. When they do, make sure to work with them so as to speed up the hiring process and create a win-win. Here are 3 ways to help a ... View Post

How to land a job by convincing recruiters and systems

August 07, 2015

Those looking to contract are just two steps away from getting a job: 1) computers and 2) recruiters. Sounds easy, right? It is. Taking the first step with precision and caution is half the battle won. Yes, creating that perfect system-friendly resume is a must to ensure that it gets through the automated resume screening systems to the right person. Now the question is, how do you build a resume which is capable of meeting all possible sorting parameters set by a computer?There's no absolute ... View Post

3 tips for creating a mobile-friendly resume

July 23, 2015

Job hunting techniques have been evolving rapidly over the past few years. With an increasing number of hiring managers relying on mobile devices to conduct the interview process (yes, they do check your Facebook and LinkedIn on the go), job seekers have few choices but to adapt to the changing recruitment environment to maintain their competitive edge. One of the changes that has happened relatively recently is a sudden increase in the number of job seekers armed with mobile-friendly resumes. ... View Post