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Contract jobs predicted to grow by 13% between 2014-19

Not sure if you want to commit long-term? Don’t worry; contract employment can be your steady source of income for the next few years, according to the latest CareerBuilder survey. America’s leading job search engine predicts that contract jobs are on course for a 13% spike between this year and 2019 (Figure 1). Here’s another…

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    People start forming an opinion of others within seconds of seeing them for the first time. First impressions are important. Here are some tips to help you make a good impression instantly. You know some of them but we guarantee that you will find something useful in our list. Your grandma was right when she…

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  • Perks of being a temporary or contract employee

    Flexibility Choose your assignments based on interest, gaining new skills, hours worked, etc. Take time off between assignments for self-enrichment, family or just “me” time. Mobility If you have wanderlust, consider taking contract jobs in other cities/states. Experience the sights and sounds of a new locale with every contract. No long-term commitment If it turns…

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  • How to make an interview more positive

    One of the ways to keep your interview on a positive note is to ask questions that are likely to elicit a positive response from the interviewer. Once you do that, you open up a two-way communication channel and your interview will feel like a more pleasant conversation. Some questions to ask the interviewer could…

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  • Job search during the holidays? YES.

    The temporary job market during the holiday season is full of opportunities. Here are a couple of reasons for you to give up putting your job hunt on hold until after the holidays are over. 1. Companies are hiring more in November and December than almost any time else Recent industry trends show that HR…

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  • 3 pragmatic ways to stay positive and motivated at work

    Staying true to your passion is a great ideal. Once you look at how things really work in most organizations, you may want get more real. Feeling successful is important to staying motivated and being more pragmatic may contribute to being more successful at work. Here are some ideas: 1) Don’t let the lack of…

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    2 quick tips to keep professional responsibilities from invading your personal space

    The 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study reveals that employers and employees have significantly different opinions about what consists of a fair work-life balance. Two-thirds of HR managers reckon that their employees get enough personal time, while 45% of polled workers say they don’t. Disparate numbers aside, what could employees do to dodge burnout? Here are 2…

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  • How to bring your “A” game to the interview

    Telling an interviewer that you are focused and always get your work done on time packs more punch if you can give examples from your professional life.  Follow up those types of statements with a quick sentence or two that back up your claims. Here are two examples: If you say that you get your…

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  • Why is the growing economy especially good for contractors?

    With the economy rebounding after some shaky times, employers want to bring on more workers but are hesitant to hire permanent employees. This is a great time to get back into the job market, try out a new industry or pick up some more skills in a temporary role. Contracting is also usually a great way to…

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