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Make today's new employment paradigm work for you. If you're an engineer or manager, you've noticed the change: contract engineering is growing apace while staff employment shrinks. This unique resource tells you how to make this paradigm shift work for you, whether you're hiring or looking for an engineering job (or expect to have to). The only practical guide to focus on the concerns and needs of engineers and managers. Contract Engineering shows both sides how to use this new paradigm to achieve win-win results. This indispensable, comprehensive guide: shows engineers how to: connect with contract staffing firms-with guidance on writing resumes and interviewing; evaluate contracting prospects and choose the right jobs; and take a proactive career approach that uses contract employment to maximum advantage. Gives managers the tools to: determine how and when to use contract and contingent staff; ensure optimal productivity from those workers; select a solid staffing provider-and make it a strategic alliance; and accurately assess contract worker performance-for the benefit of the company, the staffing firm, and employees. With instructive case histories, personalizable worksheets, and contact information on contract employment firms nationwide, Contract Engineering gives you the motivation, strategies, and resources that enable you to prosper-professionally and personally-in this dynamic and flexible new industrial environment.