Re: Short-term Contracting Positions

Subject: Re: Short-term Contracting Positions
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:40:20 -0700

If there's a choice, go for a decent agency (some do have some bennies,
such as online training programs).
It is a way to get some varied experience while you're looking for a
long term gig.

(as my 9-week gig grinds to a halt)


Karen wrote:
> After working primarily 2 full-time jobs over the past 15 years, I seem to be having more luck getting interviews lately for short-term (typically 3 month) W-2 contracting positions. In my neck of the woods, there appears to be more contract than regular hire positions for technical writers at this moment. I'm sure I'll accept something soon; however, I'm scared of the "unknown" having to find work every 3 months.
> I guess I don't have a specific question; however, what advice do you have for someone doing short-term contracts until they can find a fulltime job?
> ^^^^

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