work assignments come in all shapes and sizes. They
can be short, but they can also last a year or longer. Long
term contract work is a lot like working directly for you r employer. You
have steady work hours, pay for time off, and benefits including
a 401K package. And long term assignments often have career
If you are not presently employed, contracting is a way to enter
the job market more easily. Employers aren't so picayune during
the interview process. This gives you the opportunity to get
back to work while continuing to search for a direct position.
Temp to Perm
Sometimes you want to try out a company
before you commit to long term employment there. Temp to Perm is
your opportunity to do this. You, Nova Search, and the company
at which you are placed have a predefined amount of time to determine
if there is a good fit. At the end of that time, you are
hired in as a direct employee if you and the company you have been
working for agree that you want to continue the relationship.
When this occurs, Nova Search steps aside. You begin to receive
your paycheck and benefits directly from your employer. How
long is the typical trial period? Generally, it is three to
six months. This gives everyone ample time to ascertain their
comfort level and decide permanent employment makes good sense.
Permanent Placement generally
involves a series of interviews between you and the company that
is considering your employment. It
is not unusual to be called back for as many as three interviews. There
are times when you may be asked to interview as many as five times. A
positive interview process results in a job offer with a benefit
package. If you decide to accept the offer, you become their
employee as soon as you commence work.