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 BUILD A RESUME TO GET THROUGH ATS

By Kathy | April 5, 2018

WRITE A RESUME THAT WON’T GET STUCK IN APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS Sound familiar? You find the ideal job that matches perfectly with your background, you spend time crafting the perfect cover letter, and then within seconds of applying, you receive a rejection letter? This means…

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HOW TO AVOID THE 5 MOST COMMON JOB SEARCH MISTAKES

By Kathy | August 6, 2018

HOW TO AVOID THE 5 MOST OVERLOOKED JOB SEARCH MISTAKES Been searching for a while and not getting the result you expected? Or, haven’t searched in a while and not sure where to start? Either way, the technology of a job search now means that…

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HOW TO WORK WITH A RECRUITER TO EXPEDITE A JOB SEARCH

By Kathy | July 16, 2018

4 Things to Do That Optimize Interaction With Recruiters Receive a call out of the blue from a recruiter you have never heard of? It’s more common than you would think and it can be the key to finding your next perfect job. But, not…

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HOW TO DECIDE HOW LONG A RESUME SHOULD BE

By Kathy | June 11, 2018

ONE, TWO, OR THREE PAGES? ​HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT RESUME LENGTH FOR YOUR SEARCH Should a resume ever be more than 1 page? Tired of the conflicting advice on how long is too long? Regardless of the strong opinions, the length of your resume…

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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.