Essential advice for a first time contractor

Essential advice for a first time contractor

4 ways to make your first contracting assignment a success.

How to job hunt when you can’t yet leave your current contract assignment

How to job hunt when you can’t yet leave your current contract assignment

Your job search may be taking a back-seat until you can start applying, but here are three ways to be proactive now which will help you to land a new role much faster when the time is right.

Let's get the party started - Participation is key to culture

Let's get the party started - Participation is key to culture

When you’re the new guy, how quickly do you get involved in culture? Everyone wants to make a good first impression and we tend to have the “head down, bum up” mentality, particularly in that first 90 days. But if we stand back, are we missing a trick?

Want the best from contractors? Include them in the onboarding process

Want the best from contractors? Include them in the onboarding process

While a comprehensive onboarding program is the norm for many full time positions, few organisations extend this induction process to their temporary or contingent workforce. Not integrating contractors into operations and company culture can cause unnecessary delays and, in some cases, compromise the overall success of a project’s execution.

Inside the STAR interview approach: what you need to know

Inside the STAR interview approach: what you need to know

You've researched the organisation, prepared answers and even found out a bit about the CEO. However, once you’ve exchanged pleasantries and got through the get-to-know-you questions, they ask you to describe the biggest contribution you have brought to your project team. This may sound simple, but in the heat of the interview, it's easy to give a lengthy, unstructured answer and miss out key details that prove you have the experience to do the job.

The Cycle of Employment

The Cycle of Employment

When it comes to careers, each and every one of us tread a different path. While the start may be similar for some, no two people share the same employment history, skills training, lessons learnt, project or client exposure. But, interestingly, while the outcomes are individualised, we all tend to follow a similar cycle through our employment with an organisation and the search for the next opportunity. And what drives this is satisfaction; of fit, growth, opportunities and happiness. How satisfied we are results in our staying or seeking.

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