ContractJobHunter offers three types of access, which are describe in the following section. A "guest member" has limited access to our services, while a "subscriber" has unlimited access. The "premium star" icon () indicates a service that requires a paid subscription.
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This is a website exclusively for contract job seekers: with thousands of jobs posted, searchable by keywords, firm name, location, or input date. ContractJobHunter.com is a goldmine of job-seeking resources, with links, resources, and subscriber services designed to help you find contract work and become highly knowledgeable about the contracting profession.
Online services include: resume database, searchable jobs database, Hot Sheet of available contractors, current and archived back issues of Contract Employment Weekly (including the ability to search issues by keywords), links to contract recruiter websites, and much, much more.
My JobHunter access (the subscribers-only area on our website) requires a User ID and Password (you select your own when subscribing).
Cost: $25 for 1 year (Contract Employment Weekly subscribers have online access for the duration of their print subscription)
Contract Employment Weekly is published every Wednesday. Its primary purpose is to furnish subscribers with information about immediate and anticipated contract job openings throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Contract Employment Weekly also includes editorials, letters, and articles of interest to those working in the contract employment industry.
Contract staffing firms advertise their job openings each week in Contract Employment Weekly, the only publication in the U.S. devoted to the contract employment industry. Most jobs are for short and/or long term contract (temporary) assignments. They usually offer higher pay rates than similar direct (captive) positions. There should never be a fee to apply for or accept any of the jobs advertised in Contract Employment Weekly (or on CJHunter.com). Every job opening, article, letter, and editorial that is published in Contract Employment Weekly is also posted on ContractJobHunter.com.
Cost: to U.S. addresses: $50/year, $30/12 weeks, $4/single issue; to Canada or Mexico: $60/year, $35/12 weeks, $5/single issue; to all other foreign addresses: $250/year, $75/12 weeks, $7/single issue. Note: Single issues do not include full electronic access to CJHunter.com.
"Guests" are registered members who have not paid for a subscription.The requirement for Guest Membership is that the member register his or her contact information and a current resume for submittal to the job listings in our database. Our resume database is searchable by the staffing firms that advertise their jobs in Contract Employment Weekly and at ContractJobHunter.com. Your resume and contact information may be forwarded to staffing firms whose requirements match your skills. We will never sell or provide your information to non-recruiters.
Guest Members can search our jobs database and submit their resume to the staffing firms that have advertised those jobs. Guests are not able to use any of our paid subscriber-exclusive services, as indicated by the "premium star" icon, (). Non-paying membership entitles participants to the following, however:
All of the job openings published in Contract Employment Weekly and posted on ContractJobHunter.com are searchable in our online database. Jobs can be searched by keywords, entry date, location, and company name. Jobs can be searched in a simple format (by using the QuickSearch options), using our Advanced Job Search page, or a keyword search on our front page. In each search option, a single click can send a subscriber's online resume directly to the recruiting staffing firm.
The digital PDF-formatted edition of our printed magazine is posted every week on ContractJobHunter.com.
Cost: No additional cost.Read the Electronic Edition of Contract Employment Weekly
For unemployed subscribers (or those with layoff notices), we email your name, address, phone, email address, a link to your online resume, and job classification(s) to contract staffing firms who advertise with us. This information is also searchable online by our advertisers for 10 weeks. One free Hot Sheet listing per calendar month.
Mini-Ad Listing - If you are currently working, or you want more comprehensive coverage than a once-a-month free listing ... you can pay to have a "Mini-Ad" on our Hot Sheet.
Cost: Hot Sheet listings are free. Mini-Ads are $5.00 per insertion (maximum of 150 letters, spaces, etc. for job classification on all listings).
All records in one place for your job searches, responses, and notes about the assignment. Our latest subscriber service... and one of the most valuable!
Subscribers can receive each day's new job postings for openings that match their pre-set keywords. Those listings will be emailed to you stating the name of the recruiting firm, contact information, and all the data we have about each job.
Subscribers and members can upload their resume to our online database. Your resume will be stored on our server. Contract staffing firms' recruiters can search resumes by keywords, location, or entry date and instantly view, print or download them. Remember to keep your online resume current.
When you upload your resume into our online database, you can choose to have us email it to all current ContractJobHunter.com and Contract Employment Weekly advertisers. Recruiters can choose to receive all new resumes, submit keywords to receive only selected resumes, or receive no resumes at all. The default is set to not distribute the resume; only subscribers and members who check the box for distribution will have their updated resume emailed. Resumes are emailed at the end of each day.
There are several methods that subscribers can use to enter their resume into the online database:
This simple service saves a considerable amount of time whenever you search our jobs database. With E-Resume, your resume is emailed, with an attached memo stating the specific job posting to which you are responding.
Simply click the "Submit Resume" button on any of our job search results.
Every day, recruiters perform hundreds of searches of our resume database, usually locating multiple resumes that match their keyword search. Often subscribers have certain requirements that do not generally appear on their resumes. For example: Are you currently available, or are you working now and won't be available for a couple of months? ... What is the minimum rate you will accept? ... Where would you prefer to work? ... Will you consider direct positions, or only contract? ... How do you prefer to work, W2 or 1099? ... etc... Your personal profile allows you to make that information available to recruiters. It is critical that you keep your profile very current ... especially the status of your availability. This service is only as effective for you as the effort you devote to it.
Every time your resume is viewed, downloaded or printed by a contract staffing firm...we immediately email you a notification. Included in the email is the name of the firm, the recruiter's name (if known), keywords that the recruiter used to find your resume, and contact information. Keep in mind that we must have your current email address on file in order for you to participate in this service. Here, too, you may opt out this service if you choose.
Subscribers can track their resume forwarding history to see when and to whom their resume has been emailed from our website. This service tracks resumes sent by: job searches using E-Resume, individual resumes sent to any of our advertisers, and updated resume distribution.
This is a special phone number that contract staffing firms can call to locate a subscriber (when they don't have your current contact information). Subscribers are encouraged to furnish us with permanent contacts, cell phone numbers, perhaps even a friend or relative who would know how to reach you even if you should relocate. The C.E. Locator phone number makes this a perfect way to always be accessible by contract staffing firms. As long as you are a ContractJobHunter or Contract Employment Weekly subscriber, and you allow us to release that information to contract firms we will pass it along to any recruiter that calls our Locator Number and asks for you specifically by name. (Locator: 425/806-0770)Find Out If Someone Is Looking For You!
Subscribers can leave messages and questions for other subscribers on this board. Discussed subjects have included: Insurance for contractors ... overtime on full rate ... job locations ... pre-employment drug testing ... and lots of contractors looking for old friends.Subscriber's Discussion Forums
If you are a ContractJobHunter or Contract Employment Weekly subscriber who uses email a lot...this subscriber service will probably be of interest to you. This service is free, as long as you keep your subscription current. Restrictions: Any single document (either sent or received) cannot exceed 500K in size; the total amount of space allotted to any subscriber is 5 megabytes; you may select your own personal email address. We suggest using your name (Example: email@example.com).
Cost: Free. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 806-5200.
You can have a permanent (or forwarding) address to guarantee yourself of constantly receiving your mail. If you are interested in using this service, contact our office for details. Email email@example.com or call (425) 806-5200. Please Note: you must be a user of our Mail Forwarding Service if you put our address on your resume for contact information.
Cost: $10/month, charged to your account at the beginning of the month. If no mail is forwarded, this charge is refunded to your account at the end of the month. As long as you have a mail forwarding account active, you will be charged for the service only if we actually forward your mail at least once during a calendar month.
Please Note: This service requires the establishment of a postage account to cover the postage cost of packaging and sending postal mail to your current address. Postal regulations prevent us from simply stamping "forward" on your mail and sending it on to you.
A checkList of information you'll want to know from any potential employer. Suitable for printing and taking with you to an interview.Employer Information Sheet