How to Get Paid For Contract Work in 4 Easy Steps

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As a contract worker in the Telecom industry getting paid accurately and on time can be a challenge. So we put together this handy infographic that we think might help.

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NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

Finding The Best Staffing Agency For Your Company

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Finding the right professional staffing firm can be as challenging as finding the right employee. According to the most recent census data there are over 22,400 temporary help and permanent placement firms in the US making it difficult to choose the right one. How do you find the best staffing agency? You could read some of the “how to hire a staffing firm” advice articles on the web. Or, you could follow this simple four step process and one piece of advice that’s probably the single most important tip you’ll hear.

Step 1 – Search Online

A quick search online for the best staffing agencies will net you a list for starters. You can drill down into that list by using keywords tied to your industry or geography.

Step 2 – Ask Your Colleagues

Many of your colleagues, both inside your firm and outside, probably have some experience working with staffing firms. As it is with finding any vendors, recommendations come in handy.

Step 3 – Eliminate the Inexperienced

Staffing firms without experience in your industry will waste your time.

Step 4 – Interview Your Selects

With your shortlist in hand be sure you interview the staffing firms. Check out this article from trainingmag.com for a run down of questions to ask.

The Single Most Important Tip

Talk to any current contract workers that you know. Many of your current contract employees have probably worked for multiple agencies and can provide keen insight into how these firms operate. Ask them which recruiters treat them well, listen to their concerns and respond thoughtfully. You can learn a lot about a staffing company by how it treats its candidates.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

Stand Out when Applying For a Job

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When you apply for a job most hiring managers will check certain boxes, such as “skill set”, “expertise” and “years of experience”, before they even consider you for the position. Meeting this basic criteria might be enough to get you in the door but it’s not enough to get you considered. To get to the next level in the hiring process, you’ll need to highlight your special talents. Present these well and the hiring manager will put you on the consideration list instead of the other guy.

But, how do you identify your special talents? How do you know which ones are important? How do you talk about them?

Work With a Top Recruiter.

A top recruiter will help you identify and communicate your special talents across your resume, social media profiles and during interviews.

The best recruiters talk with hiring managers often and know what they look for in a candidate.They also take the time to get to know you, your skill set, work history and special talents. They have the industry expertise and experience to understand which of your special talents are important, how to best communicate them and ultimately help you stand out. Their expert advice is invaluable.

Work Skills and Job Experience Are Good. Standing Out is Better.

In a crowded job market filled with many qualified candidates it’s important to stand out. That’s why you need to work with a top recruiter. Give your recruiter a call today and listen to their advice. They will help you highlight and communicate your special talents so hiring managers takes notice. It could mean the difference between getting the job and getting passed over.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.