by GALTime.com Consumer Reporter Mary Schwager
Trying to find a job in these tough economic times can be rough. How can you make yourself stand out? And what are some out- of- the- box ways to score a job? I asked readers what they would like to ask GALTime career expert Linda Waters. She's also president of Back to Business, which specializes in helping people make successful career transitions. Here are your questions and her insider tips:
Q: Do you feel that in this economy companies are still hiring?
Linda Waters: Yes, I do. But they are hiring in a different way. Many companies are holding back on full-time hires to see what the economy will do. Instead, they are bringing in contractors to get the work done. Most recruiters I work with are reporting growth in contracting engagements.
Q: Is starting out at a company as a temp a good idea?
Linda Waters: It is, especially if you're changing careers or re-entering the workforce. Contract work allows both you and theRead More »from I Give Up! Give Me The Inside Scoop on Snagging A Job, Please!