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3 Great Reasons to Become a Contractual Employee

November 23, 2018

With the growth of the on-demand economy, people are showing an increasing interest in contract positions to kickstart their careers. Moving from one contract to another, within or across various industries, is being seen as a viable option to gain relevant work experience. While the benefits of a regular job can never be overstated, contractual employment has its own set of pros. And in many cases, the contract is renewable at the option of both parties after the term is over.If you are undecided on whether to accept an offer for contractual employment, here are three major reasons to sign on the dotted line. Greater flexibility As a contractual employee, you can enjoy a flexible work arrangement, especially if you prefer working on a self-regulated schedule. This means you can easily strike a desirable work-life balance. Working on a contract gives you greater freedom to meet ... View Post

The ABCs of Temping

November 14, 2018

Temporary jobs, often known in the industry as temping work, have fast emerged as a viable employment option for both employers and employees. While recruiters can evaluate candidate suitability for various job roles, those seeking temping opportunities get to work for an employer of repute. This acts as a very good selling point for both recruiters and potential candidates.The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, under the current economic scenario, has indicated a rising trend for companies ... View Post

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 ... 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

Ending your contract on good terms

June 29, 2015

Some people can be so shortsighted? only operating in the here and now and not giving much thought to the future. Contractors, of all people, had better have a clear picture of the immediate future if they want to keep those jobs coming and maintain a good reputation. Here are some pointers to consider: 1. Keep up the good work You are only as good as today's performance. Therefore, it is imperative that you give your best shot every day, no matter what phase of your career you are in. By ... View Post