20 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Placing qualified people into rewarding opportunities

Contemporaries’ Donna Fitzgerald
Boston Women’s Business Top Ten Recruiter

Quote of the Day: Steve Maraboli

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. -Steve Maraboli Everyone makes mistakes, and research shows that us humans tend to make more mistakes than successes. Mistakes are a normal part of learning....

Networking Dos and Don’ts

Networking is key to career growth, whether it be within or outside of your company. Networking builds connections and is a great way to market yourself to potential coworkers as well as employers. Everyone seems to know that it's important, but how do we network...

Quote of the Day: Steve Jobs

"Details matter. It's worth waiting to get it right." -Steve Jobs We talk about details all the time in our office. One small detail can make or break any work situation or endeavor. Remember to check the details, and never forget to check your work. Image retrieved...

Finding Equilibrium: The Work/Life Balance

The work/life balance is something we all think about a lot. It's easy to wonder if you're putting in enough at work, or if you're putting in enough at home and for yourself. This balance looks different for everyone, but it's important for us all to monitor. But how...

Turning a Temporary Placement Into a Permanent Placement

Temporary job assignments are a great way for young people to get their careers off the ground, especially in a tight Boston employment market. There are a host of temporary assignments available in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and these jobs can expose you...

Interviewing When You Don’t Feel Confident

Interviewing for a new job is always nerve-wracking. You want to show your best self to your potential new employers and show them what you have to get the job done. But what if you feel like the job might be a bit out of your league? Understandably, you'll probably...

Donna Fitzgerald

Boston native and Contemporaries CEO Donna Fitzgerald made her reputation as a staffing expert early on. Her uncanny ability to read candidate nuances, captures an accurate snapshot of how someone is going to perform in the workplace, was why she was tapped by organizations and businesses looking to improve their own hiring practices.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, receiving a BA in Social Theory and Political Economics, Donna has served as Director of the Labor Management Program for the City of Boston and worked as a human resource consultant before opening Contemporaries in 1998. Her staffing savvy, insight, experience, and knowledge are why she was named a Top Ten Recruiter by Boston Women’s Business, and her agency, ranked #1 on Google Reviews.

Donna’s proprietary methodology – Right Match – has led to a consistently high success rate ‐ for matching the right person with the right job, the first time. Donna has been instrumental in running a progressive temporary employment and contracting agency. Her non-traditional methods, honing in on people’s talents, reading nuances and behavior predictors, have benefitted companies, universities, and public sector organizations throughout Greater Boston.

Her insight and problem-solving skills, which has inspired Contemporaries approach and our relationships with client partners, are why our candidates have fared so well in this economy, and Contemporaries has continued to expand.

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