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All Staffing Firms Are Not the Same When it Comes to Placements

The standards for staffing agencies, when selecting a candidate for a specific position, may differ slightly, to drastically, depending on the types of job, the client, the...

What Staffing Agencies Look for in Candidates

Do you want to know the secrets to making a great impression on a staffing agency Recruiter? Here are a couple of tips as well as insight on what Recruiters are looking for....

Employers Have Choices Too! Part Three of Three Part Series

As we mentioned in the previous two parts of this series, employers certainly have choices when it comes to utilizing the services of a qualified staffing firm to accommodate...

Employers Have Choices Too! Part Two of Three Part Series

Staffing choices can have massive ramifications to a public or private organization. Hiring the wrong individual may cost a company millions while making a great hire could lead...

Employers Have Choices Too! Part One of Three Part Series

Decades ago, public and private organizations turned to staffing firms mainly to fill  temporary gaps when full-time employees were out, a project required more staff, or to help...

Starting and Leaving a Job Professionally is Crucial For Long Term Success

In today’s market, unlike in past years, there are many new and unique work opportunities for job seekers. Previously, individuals would have to “pay their dues” before moving up...

Secrets to Snagging a Contract Opportunity And a Better Career Future

  Very few people are able to secure their dream job or even a regular position as soon as they graduate from high school, vocational school, or higher ed. Unless your...

A Thank You to Contemporaries CEO Donna Fitzgerald (From The Staff)

On February 2, 1998 Contemporaries, Inc. quietly celebrated its 24th year anniversary. The Boston-based staffing firm began as the vision of President and CEO Donna Fitzgerald...

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Treat Your Temp Job As A Rehearsal For Your (Permanent) Future

  Want to know how to get your foot through the door for a future career? Try a staffing firm like Contemporaries, Inc. where 94% of our temps “go permanent”. That’s a staggering amount! After remaining on our payroll for several months contract employees become...

The Limitations Of The Resume & How We Can Help

The Limitations Of The Resume & How We Can Help

In this modern employment climate, resumes are unfortunately no longer enough to land a job. This statement holds true even if you have a stellar one! Why? Well, they are easy to replicate, there is a strong candidate pool, and resumes don't always do enough to...

Revisited: How To Warm Up Before Any Interview

Revisited: How To Warm Up Before Any Interview

With all of autumn’s transitions, one of those changes might be the opportunity to pursue a new position. In order to do so, make sure you’re keeping an open mind to the opportunities all around you, and practicing gratitude for the ones that come your way, especially...

Every Job or Assignment is an Opportunity for Success

Every Job or Assignment is an Opportunity for Success

In 2008, a movie titled Slumdog Millionaire hit the big screen and swept the Academy Awards as well as the British, the Critics’ Choice, and Golden Globe awards. The plot was complex and entertaining and centered on a young Indian man from Mumbai who knew so many...

Good Work Habits Will Always Go A Long Way

Good Work Habits Will Always Go A Long Way

No matter what career path you choose or what venue of work you are in possessing good work habits will go a long way in terms of setting you up for success. Some of these habits seem simple, such as arriving at the office or signing on to a remote job early or at...

Using “Best Practice” Work Habits Will Pay Off!

Using “Best Practice” Work Habits Will Pay Off!

If you treat a job as something you are forced to do and never go the extra distance, in addition to being very unhappy, you will also be sabotaging your own chances for achieving career success. If, on the other hand, you view each work occasion as an avenue to learn...

Hidden Benefits of a Contract Assignment

Hidden Benefits of a Contract Assignment

Working on a temporary or contract work assignment has some obvious benefits such as being able to pay bills or student loans as well as offering dignity and financial independence. But such a position can also provide so much more in terms of personal and...

Feel Good Friday: Persistence

Feel Good Friday: Persistence

Happy Friday! You’ve made it all the way to the end of the work week thanks to your grit and determination--now let your sense of persistence keep you going through the rest of today, through the weekend, and all the way through the rest of our current transition...

Growing Your Grit And Your Community

Growing Your Grit And Your Community

Grit is a skill as much as it is a trait; that is to say, grit and persistence are qualities that you can actively practice and develop. Don’t be intimidated by others’ determination! It’s okay to make mistakes along the way. The trick is picking yourself up, dusting...

Wednesday Wellness: Persistence

Wednesday Wellness: Persistence

The week’s midpoint is a great time to take stock of how far you’ve come and where you’d like to go. You’ve already made it through so many new changes the past year plus has brought! You have the strength to persevere. As you do so, remember that actions speak louder...

Appreciating Every Opportunity Will Lead You To Success

Appreciating Every Opportunity Will Lead You To Success

Today we’re engaging in a consideration of the long journey through our present unprecedented circumstances. As we increasingly return to normal, it’s important to think about the extent to which everyday activities were taken for granted pre-pandemic. Never would we...

Monday Mood Booster: Persistence

Monday Mood Booster: Persistence

Welcome back! We hope you had a chance to rest up and recharge over the weekend. It may feel difficult to keep your brightness shining, but we know you’re in it for the long haul! Remember what it is that motivates you, that keeps you moving forward in the workplace...

Feel Good Friday: Brightness

Feel Good Friday: Brightness

Happy Friday! You’ve made it to the light at the end of your work week tunnel. Now take that light into yourself and let it keep shining for everyone around you. Going into the weekend with a positive attitude will help you maintain the forward momentum of your...

Wednesday Wellness: Brightness

Wednesday Wellness: Brightness

Happy Hump Day! Congratulations on letting your inner strength and light guide you all the way to the week’s midpoint. Allow your brightness to shine a beacon leading you through the rest of the week! You have the ability to overcome any darkness and to reframe any...

Monday Mood Booster: Brightness

Monday Mood Booster: Brightness

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful weekend, and a chance to enjoy the warm weather. As June 21st and the summer solstice draw nearer, days are growing lighter for longer. This week, we’re inspired by that expanded brightness. We’ll focus on ways to let your...

You Can Succeed Even When Change Is Constant

You Can Succeed Even When Change Is Constant

Today’s unprecedented circumstances can make navigating your workplace feel overwhelming. But don’t panic! You’re going through this time of change alongside everyone else in your professional community. Remember that you’ve established strong patterns that can...

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