Contract Jobs Accelerate the Hiring Process

Steve Pruneau

Too many people are trying to get back to permanent full-time jobs.  The interview process is ridiculously long because employers are trying to avoid mistakes.  Employer and employee are rushing into a permanent commitment over a few meetings.  Even in an environment of “at will” employment, terminating an employment relationship represents undesirable risk and distraction for the employer. (Saw this in the Orange County Register23% unemployed at least a year)

Time to look for contract jobs.  The interview process is much shorter because the risks are lower for you and for your client (formerly “employer”).  Neither is making a long-term commitment and either party can easily terminate the assignment if it doesn’t go well.

I love this about contracting.  If it looks like a good situation, I can just go for it without over-analyzing in the way I would if I were making a long-term commitment as an employee.

Once I’m in the contract job, I don’t have to take squeezing from anybody and they generally don’t try, in the way people do with employees.  I know where I stand in terms of my professional skills and so does my client.

Steve Pruneau

Steve Pruneau

Steve Pruneau leads executives and business owners to solve the gap between variable revenue and a fixed workforce. He is the first consultant at Free Agent Source. As a founder, Steve engages the broader community of corporate clients, entrepreneurs, startups and consultants. He manages company operations and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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