CV and Resume Assistance For Contract WorkersLet us face it. Contract workers have a harder time getting permanent employment. Employers see short-term contract work as inconsistent and unreliable. Employers usually seek out employees for a long-term basis, and are hesitant to consider a candidate who has a history of short contract work in fear that the candidate will not last long-term at the company as expected. Allow me to let you in on some career help to make you look good as a contract worker and also how to explain yourself in an interview.It may not be so difficult to explain your contract work to an employer in an interview. However, many contract workers do not get an interview. That is why you must present on your contract work on your CV in a way it will not scare away the employer. Here are a few contract career help tips.If you have been working as a contract worker for the past two years with contracts lasting two to three months at a time, you do not have to list each of the contracts and the dates. Instead, you can name the heading of the section Contract Work and write the date range in which you have been doing contract work. For example, Contract Work September 2008-June 2010. Under this heading, you can then list each client or contract job in bullets (with no dates) and a brief job description of each. Instead of looking inconsistent, this approach makes you look well rounded and experienced. If you get a job interview after submitting your CV, then well done! That means your contract work has not turned the employer off and has taken an interest in your work. That does not mean, however, that the subject will not be brought up in the interview. You will be presented with the question Why have you had so many short contracts? You should be honest with your answer in a positive aspect. Perhaps you are a healthcare professional who has worked as and when necessary on contract. It could also have been that you had taken on contract jobs to get acquainted with industry before you settled for a permanent position. After explaining your reason for past contract-work, you must convince the employer that you are now ready to settle down for a long-term position. The question of whether or not you are qualified for the position is no longer a factor; the question is whether or not the employer can keep you long-term. Looking for employment is not an easy process. You will surely be one step ahead if you have a professional CV writing service behind you. They have the necessary expertise to handle complex CV situations and make you look good as a potential candidate even with a history of contract jobs. Present yourself and your CV with confidence with these career help tips in mind and you will be successful in your career hunt. ————————————————-
Copyright 2010 Biz Guru LtdLee Lister has written a book for job seekers called FastTrack to Job Success that can be found on www.JobSuccess.co.uk She also provides CV and Resume writing services and specialises in senior managers and those changing career paths.This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.