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As a temporary or contract worker, you may have a unique set of challenges when it comes to writing a CV. After all, you may have a variety of different jobs and experiences on your resume, and it can be difficult to know how to highlight them in a way that is both relevant and appealing to potential employers.Here are a few tips for writing a CV that will help you land your next temporary or contract job in 2023: 1. Relevance is keyEnsure your CV focuses on relevant work experience. Avoid including unrelated jobs, even if they were interesting, as the skills you gained probably aren’t transferable. You want to include work experience which is relevant to the role you’re applying for. Organise similar roles together, prioritize the most important ones, and include dates and durations for each. 2. Use a consistent formatWhen you have a variety of different jobs on your resume, it can be helpful to use a consistent format to make it easy for employers to scan your CV and find the information they're looking for. For example, if you have a lot of temporary work experience, you may want to group it together into one section on your CV. This will help employers to see that you have a consistent track record of work, even if it wasn't all in permanent positions. 3. Emphasise your temp credentials:To excel as a temp or contract worker, it's crucial to demonstrate technical and soft skills, such as adaptability, communication, and being able to learn quickly. Make sure to highlight these qualities in your CV's career summary to grab employers' attention right away.While technical expertise is important, soft skills are increasingly valued in contracting. These are less teachable traits that reflect your personality and can distinguish a good contractor from a great one. When updating your CV, weave in the soft skills that have benefited your contracting career. Incorporate this information into your personal statement and key skills section. 4. Make your skills stand out:Instead of just listing your job skills, showcase how you've applied them at work by highlighting major accomplishments using the STAR technique: Situation, Task, Action, and Result.Include a skills and technology grid under your personal statement on your CV. Recruiters and hiring managers need to see your relevant skills upfront, as they don't have time to train contractors. Use this section to highlight your systems and technology skills, along with any relevant certifications. 5. Make your work availability clear:As a contractor, your recruiter needs to know your availability, which is crucial. Clients often want to start projects promptly, and your recruiter aims to find the right contractor with the right skills at the right time. To ensure clarity on your CV, mention your departure from your previous organization and your availability near your contact details. Also, include your expected completion date for your current assignment in your work history to avoid potential misunderstandings about your availability. 6. Label your temporary or contract work experience:Failing to indicate whether past jobs were permanent or temporary on your CV can cause issues. When applying for a temporary position, add "(contract)" or "(freelance)” after each job title. This helps employers understand your contract work experience. It's especially crucial if you've had multiple short-term roles because not specifying might make hiring managers think you've left a series of permanent jobs quickly, which could raise concerns about your reliability. 7. Use keywords throughout your CV:Many employers use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to scan resumes for keywords related to the job they're hiring for. Be sure to include relevant keywords throughout your CV, including in your job titles, work experience, and skills sections.Google and other search engines use complex algorithms to match search terms with relevant content. If you're aiming for an administrative role, relevant content includes skills like typing speed, excel proficiency, and teamwork. If your CV highlights your unique selling points in the first paragraph, Google will notice it.As a contractor, you're likely aware of the advantages of temporary work, such as gaining diverse experience and expanding your professional network while improving work-life balance. Because contract positions are in high demand, having an impressive CV is crucial to stand out from the competition.
In today’s ever-evolving job market, temporary work has become increasingly prevalent and sought after. For employees, this type of employment offers a multitude of benefits that can significantly impact their career and personal lives.1. Provides FlexibilityTemporary employment offers greater flexibility to both the employee and employer. For employees a temporary assignment can provide the flexibility to work on short-term assignments and take time off between jobs. For the employer, temporary employment allows them to quickly adjust their workforce to meet changing business needs.Some temp jobs are often part-time which means you’ll have some extra time to spend on other things. You could use this time to focus on a permanent job search, upskilling by taking on online courses to expand your knowledge, or to simply take on a new hobby.2. Fills the Gaps on your C.V.If you find yourself out of work for any reason, temp work can be a great way to fill any gaps in employment. Many of our temporary roles tend to be quick cover for a leave of absence or maternity leave, and so temporary candidates who are available immediately are attractive to companies needing urgent cover. By taking on temp jobs while looking for permanent employment, you’ll have something to fill in the spaces. When you finally apply for a full-time job, your professional history section on your resume will be more complete. Even if the temp job has no relevance to your industry, it will show prospective employers that you’re a willing and motivated individual.3. Helps you Gain Experience.Temp jobs can help you to improve your skillset. You can choose between applying for a temp job within your area of expertise or you can opt for an entirely new environment where you’ll be able to gain new skills. Temporary employment can be an excellent way to gain experience in difficult industries and job roles. This can help make you more attractive to potential employers.4. Builds your Network of Connections.Temporary employment can provide you with opportunities to network with people in the professional world, where it’s all about who you know. The important role that networking plays in your professional journey cannot be emphasized enough. You need to take every chance you can get to build your list of connections and engaging in temp assignments is definitely a great opportunity to meet new people.5. Broadens your Horizons and Provides VarietyTemporary or contract work can provide a wide range of job opportunities in different industries which can provide variety and diversity within an employee’s work.There may be lots of different reasons why an employee may want to try out something new. Getting a temporary assignment will allow you to do a bit of first hand experimenting within various fields. This will allow you to determine which ones you may enjoy the most, which could be most profitable for you or which ones you may excel in.6. Opens Doors for Full-Time EmploymentThere is always the possibility that a temporary assignment could lead to permanent employment opportunities. If your employer is happy with your work, they may then decide to extend the contract or even better offer them a permanent position. Temporary/contract work offers a multitude of advantages for employees seeking a flexible, rewarding, and dynamic career. Whether you’re looking to explore diverse industries, develop new skills, or simply enjoy a better work-life balance, consider the many benefits that temporary employment can bring to your professional journey. Apply for a temporary role here.
In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, the employment landscape has undergone significant changes, shaping the way companies approach recruitment and employees' expectations. As we step into 2023, the job market continues to recover, with companies cautiously offering temporary roles and embracing flexibility. Temporary work in the public sector has seen significant increases where many new roles are project related. The market's recovery has instilled greater confidence in employers, leading to more permanent positions in the pipeline. However, the demand for temporary staff remains strong, providing candidates with valuable opportunities to showcase their skills and secure permanent positions in the future.As the job market gains momentum, employees are gaining more leverage, leading to increased demands for a flexible work environment. Part-time arrangements and remote work options have become immensely popular, with companies tapping into the talent pool of older workers and stay-at-home parents. Advancements in technology have made it possible for companies to support remote work effectively, unleashing the potential of highly skilled individuals who were previously unable to participate actively in the workforce.From Sigmar’s perspective, screening candidates for technical and cultural fit is key, before sending candidates to our clients. Efficient screening processes ensure that candidates are prepared and ready to move as quickly as employers require, ensuring they secure top talent. While we may not have returned to the days of abundant job opportunities, the market has come a long way from the recession of 2010. Candidates, especially temporary ones, are in high demand and spend minimal time on the market. Companies need to adapt their recruitment strategies to attract and retain the best talent availableWith the continued improvement of the job market, salaries have seen a noticeable increase, particularly in the latter part of the previous year.As competition for skilled candidates intensifies, companies have begun offering attractive benefit packages to secure talent. While salary remains a significant factor, candidates' decision-making process now extends beyond monetary considerations. Employers must outline clear career progression plans during interviews, making the hiring process a collaborative effort between employer and employee. Counter offers have also become more prevalent, necessitating a deeper understanding of candidates' motivations to move. Candidates looking for their first step on the career ladder can be very flexible but will still have expectations of a great work environment and culture. Legislation for temporary workers is at the forefront so matching salaries to that of their permanent counterparts is essential.For candidates when looking for an office role researching the company where you are trying to get a new job is key. While there is a huge pool for companies to hire great candidates from, there is still an expectation that all interviewees will have done significant research prior to their interview. Not knowing adequate information about your potential future employer, is a disappointing reason to not get a job role. Companies invest a lot of time and money on their websites, LinkedIn pages, PR etc. It is expected that you will have researched the company and be able to comprehensively answer the question “why do you want to work here?” with great examples from your research. This can be the decision maker when it comes down to two candidates and deciding which of the two deserve the job. A well prepared answer can demonstrate to your potential employer that you want the role more.The job market in 2023 offers both employers and employees a range of opportunities and challenges. The scars from the financial crisis have led to cautious recruitment strategies, with temporary and project-based roles becoming increasingly prevalent. Employees, benefiting from a recovering market, have more leverage, demanding a flexible work environment. Candidates and employers must adapt their approaches to screening, salary negotiation, and interview preparation to thrive in this evolving landscape. By staying informed and responsive to the shifting dynamics, both employers and employees can navigate the job market successfully in 2023.
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We are fortunate enough to have 3 employees on the office support team who have been here since day one of the company. The team has deep roots and networks within the office and secretarial sector allowing us to maintain the highest of standards for both clients and candidates. Over time we have worked with people as candidates and as clients. This aspect of our service is held in the highest regard as we enjoy over 60% repeat and referred business.
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