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Subject:Re: What's MS Experience worth on your resume? From:"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 4 Aug 2008 13:18:33 -0700
This is a purely personal preference on my part, but if what
I wanted was a direct position with a company, I would not
accept more than one contract with them, and only on a
clearly stated temp-to-hire basis. If that 100-day temp
employee layoff started to rear its head and there was no
direct offer in the works to convert me before it hit, I'd
write them off and move on.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Kindall" <j -dot- kindall -at- tecplot -dot- com>
> In my experience, employers do like to see full-time employment rather
> than extended contracting, although Microsoft is a bit of an exception
> to this rule, since everyone knows they use a lot of agency temps.
> Still, if you do two or three contracts at Microsoft and aren't
> a full-time position, you may face pointed questions at interviews at
> other companies about why you continued contracting. There are ways
> explain this (actually, if you're just out of school, you have a great
> excuse: you're trying different things to see what you might like) but
> you should be prepared to address it.
> If you do want a full-time position at Microsoft and are currently
> working with an agency, you should definitely tell your recruiter that
> you are interested in temp-to-hire contracts and preferentially take
> contracts with that potential. As far as I can tell, it is not a faux
> pas to ask about open headcount at a MS interview your agency has sent
> you on, either. Definitely bring it up when they ask if you have any
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