How to Write a Killer Contractor CV

The Undercover Recruiter

This article is sponsored by Nixon Williams, specialist accountants to contractors, freelancers, consultants and interim professionals throughout the UK. How to Write a Killer Contractor CV. CV Tips Job Search Career contractor job search Resume & CV Writing

The Risks and Rewards of Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Career Alley

Good luck in your search. Search Millions of Jobs. job title, keywords or company. Jobs by. Career advice Careers Job Search Jobs This is a Guest post.

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. Step one in job search is targeting.

Forget A.I.: 8 Never-Changing Job Search Tactics to Use in Years to Come

Competitive Resumes

is taking over industries , pushing people out of jobs , and reshaping the hiring process, I’m here to tell you that as long as “human” remains a central element of “human resources,” you can rely on a few surefire job search tactics that reach people.

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Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. Check on newly added jobs since your last search.

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Negotiation in Your Workplace, Job Search, and Everywhere Else

Competitive Resumes

Negotiation is a must have this skill for your job search, workplace, and life. As we dive deeper into the gig economy, each job seeker will accept several roles. Our roles as contractors and entrepreneurs, we must embrace our roles as negotiators.

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How College Grads Can Get A Jump On The Job Search

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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Top 8 Job Search Trends For 2015

Career Realism

Drawing key evidence from William Arruda’s Personal Branding Trends for 2015 and LinkedIn’s US Recruiting Trends: 3 Must-Know Talent Acquisition Trends for 2015 , here are eight critical job search trends you will want to leverage to maximize your career this year. Job Search

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One of job search’s biggest roadblocks: You don’t know what you don’t know

Write Solution

At this time, I knew, all I needed to do was call a contractor, and make a plan. Our approach to bathroom repairs mirrored the approach many careerists and job seekers use when ‘launching’ a job search or thinking about leaving a dead-end job.

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updates from letter-writers (the anxiety, the trash-talking recruiter, the unreliable contractor, and the shared desk)

Ask A Manager

I’m also looking for a less busy and stressful job. Recruiter is trash-talking the company I just accepted a job with (#2 at the link). She was right and I am now finding myself close to being out of a job. My job is threatened during every daily meeting and is really pulling a punch to my self confidence during my stealth job search. I’m supposed to babysit an unreliable contractor (#4 at the link).

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Should I Wait To Start My Job Search?

Career Realism

& Dale: I recently resigned from my job due to the enormous amount of hours required of me. Or do you think I should just wait to start my job search ? A lot of job hunters take the holidays off, and thus you have fewer competitors. Job Search career

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my employer made me a contractor without telling me, sitting down at trade shows, and more

Ask A Manager

Any chance that you can somehow frame it in a way where it doesn’t sound like you were actively job searching? My employer made me a contractor without telling me. At some point near the 18-month mark, they switched me to contractor status without informing me. One aspect of this job, which I haven’t had to do in previous positions, is to travel to and staff our booth at trade shows about 5-6 times per year. It’s five answers to five questions.

employee clique is causing problems, employer will pay me more if I work as a contractor, and more

Ask A Manager

Employer will pay me more if I work as a contractor. I was recently extended a job offer at $58k. I asked him to expand upon this, and he said that if I wanted to waive all benefits, including leave, and become a 1099 contractor, they could meet $65k. They can’t just decide to make you a 1099 contractor without restructuring the job; there are legal restrictions on how contractors must be treated. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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How To Become An Instant Entrepreneur

Career Realism

It’s called, becoming an Independent Contractor. Upsides Of Being An “IC” Independent Contractors, or “ICs” as they are called, don’t work directly for a company. Companies can’t offer the kind of job stability they did in the past.

short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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Navigating the Gig Economy

Ms. Career Girl

The following is a guest post by Torin Ellis, a job search expert. The phrase ” this isn’t your parents job search ” has never been more true. In fact, a study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

Job Search After 50: Make Your Job Hunt Work! | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Featured — By Bill on March 17, 2011 9:33 am Make your job hunt work and help you find the right job as quickly as possible. Overall with this hiring backdrop looking for a new job or new career will not be easy. But searching for a job after 50 has never been the easiest thing in the world. Hunting for a new job after 50 can be a significant challenge but it’s no reason to panic or give up looking for employment without giving it your best effort.

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How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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How Long is a Technology Career?

Hiring Technical People

If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you might do is look for a technical job. That’s what I suggest in Manage Your Job Search. Now, you might have to do this as a contractor. It is your job to do career development, whether you are employed by someone else or not. Search out a new project in your organization and ask to be transferred to it, when the time is right.

Online Hiring Expected To Double In 2012

Resume Bear

The report showed the business hiring online and professionals working online through Elance increased 120% in 2011, with 650,000 new jobs posted and cumulative earnings totaling over $500 million.

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Diving into Job Applications


Job applications are arguably the most challenging and frustrating thing that many of us have to deal with in our professional careers. Research the Job. A huge number of job applicants make the mistake of failing to customize their cover letter, resume, and other application materials.

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43% of Recruiters Blacklist Overeager & Aggressive Job Seekers


Job Search Strategies that Get You on a Recruiter’s Job Blacklist. Working as a recruiter is tough, and passive job seekers are estimated to now be 47% of your workforce a year. A large percentage of the workforce works and job search in fight or flight mode.

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. I need advice about a difficulty with my job: gossip. which job should I take?

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To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to declare yourself an independent contractor as opposed to a company employee. Still, there are various reasons you may prefer to be an independent contractor. Many jobs rely on a laptop and the Internet.

5 Tips to Building Your Freelance Career

Career Alley

Freelancer, contractor, consultant, self-employed – these all have similarities but can be different as well. selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., Book Corner – Adams Starting A Contractor Business Kit with Booklet and CD (PK216) 3.

Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

WID Warrior: How Grant Successfully Changed Careers & Landed The Big Job

Career Realism

At Work It Daily, we love hearing when our members land their dream jobs and achieve career success. We're highlighting one of those warriors who recently landed a great job after going through Work It Daily's program. Both were different jobs than the one he previously held.

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Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview. Address the following topics in your job interview to get a holistic picture of your potential job and work environment. If you work best in a 9 to 5 job, five days a week environment, way to go.

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Understanding Careers in Business Analysis

Career Alley

This usually involves a specific degree and on-the-job skill sets. As an outside contractor, the first duty of a business analyst is to uncover the relationships that are often hidden behind formal job titles. Experience with writing job descriptions and preparing requirements.

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Hot Careers in Transportation

Career Alley

From commercial driving for trucks that carry automobiles to working as an expedited freight transporter, job prospects are often plentiful and varied. Work with a company that values family time and puts its contractors first. which you can leverage for your search. Job Search.

5 Financial Tips for Surviving a Start Up

Career Alley

When looking for a new job, you might find that certain time perfect for starting your own business adventures. 4 – Outsource services to local contractors, not big brands. Good luck in your search.

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10 Careers Perfect for Ex-Military Personnel

Ms. Career Girl

Government Contractor. As a government contractor, you may work alongside the military doing many of the same duties you did before you left. Since many military members work in IT while they are in, it just makes sense to do the same type of job when they get out.

Nurse? Or Travel Nurse?

Ms. Career Girl

A Travel Nurse is just what it sounds like, except that instead of being contracted with a single hospital, you work with a recruitment agency or as an independent contractor to travel to multiple temporary positions at different hospitals. Featured Job Search Travel nursing travel nurse

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Warning: Shrinking Economies Shrink Job Opportunities

Career Alley

With the country’s high unemployment rate of approximately 8%, and an economy that is still shaky, it’s important to know which industries will provide job security and which industries are dying out. Those employed by newspaper, periodical, and book publishers held 501,000 jobs in 2010.

Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies?

Ms. Career Girl

Stories surface again and again of women dismissed for calling men out on their actions, or women offered jobs only on condition of sex, or women patronised into believing their skillset expendable. To hire graduates or browse graduate jobs , visit their website.

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Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. How can a recent college grad find a job in their field of study that pays a living wage and helps them gain the necessary hands-on experience, yet doesn’t expect skills honed extensively beyond the classroom? But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

Careers in Technology Consulting

Career Alley

Information Technology Consulting is, according to CNN Money ( Best Jobs for Fast Growth ) one of the fastest growing careers. There are several ways you can approach Technology Consulting as a career alternative – as an independent (working as a contractor for a consulting firm or directly for a client) or as a direct employee of a consulting firm or technology services provider (such as Syntax ). Consulting Models: Independent Consulting Contractor.

Losing Your Job and Weathering the Storm

Career Alley

A friend of mine recently lost his job (his company shut down, no severance and no benefits) and, while he was “fine” financially while he was working, he is in financial distress now that he is out of work. Looking for a new job is stressful and time consuming enough, you want to minimize the time spent on financial difficulties so that you have time to look for a job (which will also help your financial situation. I lost my job, now what?

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5 Reasons to Become an Electrician

Career Alley

If you are planning to become an electrician and you want a high rate for your salary, then you have these factors to consider: 1) If you’re under a contractor or not. Those who have worked under a contractor tend to have lower rates than those who worked independently.

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Work as a Virtual Assistant : Insider Tips

Ms. Career Girl

If you approach these employment targets with the same level of preparation as any other position, you just might land the perfect job. The post Work as a Virtual Assistant : Insider Tips appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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4 Careers Where You’re the Boss

Career Alley

The majority of real estate agents work as independent contractors. Running a bar or restaurant is a social job where owners typically know their clients and view their clientele as friends rather than customers. Good luck in your search. Job Search. jobs by.

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Answering the Money Question

Hiring Technical People

Imagine this scenario per a comment: you’ve been contracting or consulting while you’ve been looking for a job. What level is the job, and what is the midpoint of the level?” Gross income as a consultant or contractor is nothing like an employee’s yearly wage. I’ve been looking for a job close to full time. If you were successful as a contractor/consultant, why would you be looking for a full-time job?

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Is SEO in Your Career Path?

Career Alley

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is defined as getting the most number of visitors to a particular page or website. The best way to do this is by making that page or site show up at the top of popular search engines, such as Google or Yahoo. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

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