Helping Real People Find the Right Employers

Streamlining the process to find and fill jobs by removing the technology barriers and sharing talent acquisition expertise.

What We Do

The Contingent Plan serves both employers and job seekers through a combination of solutions based on our proprietary approach. Our clients receive unique insights, access to better opportunities, and unparalleled insights to talent acquisition technology to better compete in the current talent market.

Recruiting

The Contingent Plan recruiting team serves employers of all sizes across the United States by finding the right candidate for the position.

Resume Writing

Work with your resume writer to craft a perfectly tailored resume that makes it through the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Outplacement

Our trusted career advisors apply our innovative approach to enable separating employees to land on their feet faster with the tools they need to succeed in today’s job market.

Memberships

Join today to get access to the best job search tools, industry-leading insights, and unparalleled knowledge of talent acquisition for your job search.

About The Contingent Plan

 

The Contingent Plan is a woman owned business serving employers in every industry—and job seekers at every stage of their career. We’ve spent years researching, testing, and compiling data from multiple markets to develop our proprietary methods that remove the barriers created by most talent acquisition systems. Our proven methods incorporate the data from the US Department of Labor databases including ONET that is the foundation of most applicant tracking systems (ATS) and some job boards.

We connect the right people with the right jobs by sharing our extensive industry expertise and unparalleled knowledge of talent acquisition technology. The Contingent Plan does this through an innovative combination of tools, trainings, and services for employers and candidates across industries.

The Contingent Plan Blog

HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE FOR A JOB SEARCH

By Kathy | May 24, 2018

4 MOST COMMON LINKEDIN PROFILE MISTAKES OF JOB SEEKERS Updating the resume is simply the first step in a job search. The most important second step is updating your LinkedIn profile – regardless of what job you are looking for. Many people know the importance…

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How to Search for a Job During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kathy | March 18, 2020

Employers are still hiring and interviews are still happening during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 7 things you can do now to search for a job during the Great Shutdown:

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7 SKILLS THAT IDENTIFY A GREAT SAFETY MANAGER

By Kathy | May 21, 2018

HOW TO SPOT A GREAT SAFETY PROFESSIONAL Struggling to find an experienced safety professional? Or, struggling to find a job in safety but haven’t had much luck? The challenge may be that the focus hasn’t been on the right skills. Identifying the right skills on…

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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FOLLOW-UP AFTER AN INTERVIEW?

By Kathy | July 9, 2018

HOW TO FOLLOW-UP AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITHOUT KILLING YOUR CHANCES Have a great interview and really click with the people you met? But, not sure what to do to keep the momentum going? Following up after an interview can be filled with landmines. Done well, it…

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FAQs

WHY CAN'T I GET AN INTERVIEW?

Find out the most common reasons why candidates consistently fail to land an interview and how to avoid those same mistakes.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT KEYWORDS MATTER?

This post breaks down the core steps to get you started in finding the right keywords for your resume and why they matter more than ever before.

HOW DO I AVOID THE COSTS OF A BAD HIRE?

Hiring the wrong person can be more expensive than letting a job sit empty. This article covers how to avoid common mistakes in hiring.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RESUME AND A CV?

Read this post to find the real differences and how to move between a resume and a CV.

DOES SOCIAL MEDIA REALLY MATTER FOR A JOB SEARCH?

Yes, more than ever because most employers, outside recruiters, and their software are looking at candidates' social media profiles. Here are the ways to avoid the most common mistakes.

HOW SHOULD A BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW QUESTION BE ANSWERED?

In this post, we cover how to analyze and answer any behavioral question in a job interview.