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

What veterans need to know to write an effective resume

WHAT VETERANS NEED TO KNOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE RESUME FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR

By Kathy | February 18, 2019

HOW TO WRITE A RESUME AS A VETERAN LOOKING FOR A PRIVATE SECTOR JOB Leaving the service and not sure how you will tackle a search in the private sector? Many veterans with successful military careers find themselves navigating un-chartered waters once they are ready…

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the contingent plan provides the six best skills that most marketing directors possess

6 MUST HAVE RESUME SKILLS FOR MARKETING DIRECTORS

By Kathy | October 23, 2018

Marketing Directors spend more than their fair share of time reviewing copy, crafting strategies, and editing campaigns for the company. In turn, this leaves little creative time for their own resume. Even if there were more hours in the day, it is important to remember…

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WHY HIRE AN INTERIM GENERAL COUNSEL?

By Kathy | April 17, 2017

Start-ups and small businesses can grow smarter by engaging a lawyer early. Bringing in counsel early when the budget is most limited can be the best time for future growth. Lawyers, even if not hired in a “legal” role, can make a huge impact on…

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HOW TO NOT LET YOUR CURRENT JOB TITLE HOLD YOU BACK

By Kathy | July 25, 2018

HOW TO WRITE A RESUME TO CAPTURE YOUR  EXPERIENCE WHEN YOUR JOB TITLE DOESN’T FIT Have a title that hasn’t changed but your responsibilities have? Or, want to take your next step up in your career but afraid your job title doesn’t capture all of…

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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.