Finding workers to cover shifts when you begin to secure contracts can be daunting if you have not begun a recruiting campaign. Even if you have begun a recruiting campaign it seems that it can be touch to find that perfect candidate to send to a new or existing contract.
Following are minimums that I think web writers should accept for assignments. My hope is that a standard will begin to be developed for this field (and all freelance writing).
If you’re interviewing with people who do not know what they are doing, they are not going to like questions because they think your job, as a recent college graduate is to site there and beg for the job.
Well I have two kids in middle school about to go into high school, and my wife is a stay-at-home wife, so my family was pretty dependent on my check. I don’t know yet how this will be affecting us, but we have a nice savings account, thus we will be able to get by for at least 3 months without a problem.
Temping. One thing I hear all the time is, “Wow, I wish I had registered a long time ago!” If you’re unemployed, and you’re not registered with at least one Staffing Agency Portland, you’re basically turning down free help. Even if you’re collecting unemployment, temp work is your friend! Staffing agencies are free, plentiful, and basically an additional pair of eyes looking for work for YOU. For more info on how temping affects unemployment compensation, check out: Don’t let your unemployment checks cloud your job seeking judgment. If you’re just not sure about what temping involves and how the process goes, you can find those answers and more in Temping: How it works and why you should.
You need conviction in the interview when you sit eyeball to eyeball with the potential trophy person you want to recruit. You may be your applicant’s first interview or your interviewee may have been on 14 other interviews prior to yours. Knowing your top three competitors’ pay packages, benefits, culture, advancement opportunities and what their ideologies are will help you when you do steps four through eight.
Well for now I am going to be joining up with an local staffing agency who has gotten some friends of mine pretty good jobs in the past. Hopefully that will bring about a permanent job quickly, and if not at least some part-time jobs. I cannot stay at home not working for more than two weeks, that’s for sure. The money needs to start coming in again, so my plans are to make that happen as soon as possible. Who knows maybe this will be a good thing and some of the people who were laid off, like myself, will find better jobs than the one’s we had.