The following publications and services are available only to Contract Employment Weekly and ContractJobHunter subscribers (unless otherwise noted). We provide our subscribers with the most extensive selection of job-seeking resources that have ever been assembled for the contract employment industry.
Contract Employment Weekly Magazine (printed) - C.E. 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. C.E. Weekly also includes editorials, letters, and articles of interest to those working in the contract employment industry. Contract staffing firm offices advertise their job openings each week in C.E. 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 C.E. Weekly (or on CJHunter.com). Every job opening, article, letter, and editorial that is published in C.E. Weekly is also posted on CJHunter.
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.
Contract Employment Weekly (pdf version) - A keyword-searchable replica of our printed magazine is posted every week on ContractJobHunter.com.
Cost: No additional cost. Accessible only by current C.E. Weekly and CJHunter subscribers
ContractJobHunter.com - This is a website exclusively for contract job hunters: with thousands of jobs posted, searchable by keywords, firm name, location, or input date. CJHunter.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 (with easy ways for you to edit and maintain your online text and/or formatted resume), hot sheet of available contractors, current and archived back issues of C.E. Weekly (including the ability to search issues by keywords), links to contract recruiter websites, and much, much more. CJHunter.com subscribers can use all the same services as our C.E. Weekly subscribers. Base Camp 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 (C.E. Weekly subscribers have online access for the duration of their print subscription)
Free Guest Membership - Unregistered visitors can search our database but do not receive contact information for the jobs listed. Registered members, however, get many benefits all at no cost:
Hot Sheet of Available Contractors - 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 subscriber 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).
EZjobs Service - Subscribers can have our computer search each day's new job postings for openings that match their pre-set keywords. Then, at the end of the day, 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.
Online Resume Database - Subscribers can upload, edit, and view their resume in our online database. Both text and formatted resumes can be stored, as well as an Online Profile (see Online Profile paragraph for more details).Your resume is then available to ContractJobHunter and C.E. Weekly advertisers, along with the most recent 10 weeks' Hot Sheets (see Hot Sheet paragraph for more details). Contract staffing firms' recruiters can search resumes by keyword(s), location, or entry date and instantly view, print or download them. Remember to keep your online resume(s) current.
There are several methods that subscribers can use to enter their resume into the online database:
E-Resume - This is a very simple service to use and can save a considerable amount of time whenever you search our jobs database. With E-Resume, all a subscriber needs to do is check a box for every firm to whom you want your resume emailed, then click a single submit button. Your online resume will be automatically emailed to all selected contract firms, with an attached memo stating the specific job posting to which you are responding. You will also be able to review and edit your online resume before submitting.
Daily Resume Distribution - When you first enter a new resume into our online database, you can choose to have us email it to all current ContractJobHunter and C.E. Weekly advertisers. Recruiters can choose to receive all new resumes, submit keywords to receive only selected resumes, or receive no resumes at all. Each time you update your resume, you can once again choose to have us email your resume. The default is set to not distribute the resume, only subscribers who check the box for distribution will have their resume emailed. Resumes are emailed at the end of each day.
Online Profile - Every day, recruiters perform hundreds of searches of our resume database. Each time that happens, a recruiter usually locates many resumes that match their keyword search. Often subscribers, whose resumes are retrieved, 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.
Resume View Alert - Every time your online 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.
Resume Email Forwarding History - Subscribers can track their resume forwarding history to see when and to whom their online resume has been emailed from our website. This service tracks resumes sent by: email, during online job searches at our website, month-end mailings, etc.
Employment Information Sheets - Forms to use while talking to a contract staffing firm concerning a possible assignment. This sheet is an excellent guide to remind you to ask even the smallest important question regarding a possible assignment. An EIS form can be downloaded from the Subscriber's Base Camp at CJHunter.com. Available only online.
Free Email Account - If you are a ContractJobHunter or C.E. 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: JohnDoe@members.cjhunter.com).
Cost: Free. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 806-5200.
Mail Forwarding Service - 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.
C.E. Locator Service - 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 C.E. 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)
Subscribers' Message Board - 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.
To order any publication or service send check, cash, money order, or Visa/MasterCard/American Express number (with card expiration date, billing address and signature) to C.E. Publications, P.O. Box 3006, Bothell, WA 98041-3006. To subscribe online, click here. Many of our subscribers choose to maintain funds on account with us, and simply call or email us their requests. If you have funds on account, or wish to use MasterCard or Visa, you may call your orders to 425/806-5200 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All prices, publications, and services are subject to change without notice. Washington residents add 9.5% sales tax. We do not bill individuals for any publication or service. C.E. Publications reserves the right to refuse services to anyone.