How to Renovate Your Home for Your Home-Based Side Hustle

Ms. Career Girl

With the layoffs and downsizings in today’s economy, this may be your time. Choose a Contractor. You can choose your own architect and then hire a general contractor, or you can go with a design-build contractor that covers it all. Ask friends for recommendations. Check out the many home improvement contractor rating websites. Ask the pros you’re seriously considering to provide you with recommendations.

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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. Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off. Reply Charles March 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm “Figuring out pay as a contractor.&#

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Alternative Career Opportunities

Career Brander

It is only since the mid 90’s that an hourly contractor been considered employed. Contractors focus on the job and are extremely productive. For Companies it provides a vehicle to rapidly complete projects without having a layoff when the projects wind down. What about interviewing, are there any tricks of the trade that you recommend?

2010 114

ResumeBear: Getting Hired in Silicon Valley

Resume Bear

“We have, including contractors, close to 70 people right now.” He further stressed his recommendation that job seekers be themselves during the job hunting process. He has unique insight into the financial services job industry including career advice, employment trends, fund formations, layoffs and hiring developments. “We’re definitely in hiring mode,” says Motif Investing co-founder and CEO Hardeep Walia.

2012 197

Update!

Evil HR Lady

This writer couldn't get a letter of recommendation after her layoff. She posted a response in the comments, but also sent me this: My recent post was about letters of recommendation. I was brought on board as a contractor in October, and went direct last week. I actually did post a kind of a follow-up, but it is listed as "anonymous." The only thing that has changed is that one of my previous directors did indeed supply me with a letter.

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Update!

Evil HR Lady

This writer couldn't get a letter of recommendation after her layoff. She posted a response in the comments, but also sent me this: My recent post was about letters of recommendation. I was brought on board as a contractor in October, and went direct last week. I actually did post a kind of a follow-up, but it is listed as "anonymous." The only thing that has changed is that one of my previous directors did indeed supply me with a letter.

2010 100

“What is NOT Confidential Information – 10 Guidelines for Resumes, Interviewing and Online Chatter”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It would be of concern if you discussed unknown fact regarding your employer, as examples, (i) the non-public plans of your employer to purchase a smaller competitor to give it a platform in software-as-a-service, or (ii) the non-public fact that your employer may begin a series of layoffs. “Due to strict confidentiality rules, all I can tell you is that I have no idea what I am doing.”. Saying on a Coffee Mug.

2015 116

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I’m a government contractor, so I have gotten slightly larger than cost-of-living annual raises, but never a raise to reflect the fact that the job I have today is substantially different from the one I started in. I recommend you to everyone I know with work-related questions.

2021 29

we’re laid off but still getting work emails, coworker accused us of laughing at her, and more

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In his first communication since the layoff, the brand issues their new programs for April and the owner forwarded the email to his (former) sales staff, and attached were links to webinars the brand is hosting next week. I recently worked as a contractor for a major retailer.

2020 31

short answer Saturday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

My boss recently announced that they “strongly recommend” that everyone in our group get a certain certification. I was fired from my last job at a government contractor in the area. I was wondering if there is black list that government contractors have to prevent you from working with another company. It’s short answer Saturday — six short answers to six short questions. Here we go… 1. Do I have to attend this work training?

2013 55

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

These recommendations have ranged from verbal suggestions on simple formatting changes to formal written project improvements. Instead, they view me as a “contractor&# –so long as I get the job done by the deadline and do good work, they don’t care about much else. I guess, at the end, these companies have pretty low expectations of their contractors. That’s something that you, as a contractor, need to seriously look at.

2011 55

terse answer Tuesday

Ask A Manager

Contractor-to-permanent jobs on a resume I’m about to convert from a contract position to a permanent position for a job I really love. I was wondering, with respect to LinkedIn and my resume, do I need to create a separate entry to cover my time as a contractor vs. permanent employee or can I just lump it all in under my new status and drop the mention of the staffing agency? Most employers won’t include the time you worked as a contractor in your dates of employment.

2011 50

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I am currently working for a single company and paid as a contractor, not an employee. The details of your pay arrangement (the fact that you’re a contractor rather than an employee) aren’t particularly relevant for your resume. Until that act I truly liked the guy and would have shared the “secret&# information that I knew – the company was planning on layoffs and were going to ask for volunteers.

2011 52

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

Ask A Manager

But it will only work for certain positions and skillsets (and industries where contractors are used sometimes, if not common), and if you’re making close to minimum wage anyway you may not be able to offer enough of a discount to make it worth their while. Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } "Ask a Manager" Career Advice for Contractors | oDesk.com Previous post: what should a resignation letter say?

2011 57

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

I would HIGHLY recommend that anyone who wants to go into business for themselves read up on the subject. Reply Ask a Manager April 5, 2011 at 11:33 am My understanding is that Keogh plans can’t be used if you’re just working as an independent contractor. should my boss proactively email a prospective employer to recommend me? submit your own resume -- dont have a friend "help" you how can I get a boss who doesnt like me to recommend me for grad school?