Freelancing, Contracting, and TempingThese sites specialize in providing job matching services for short-term employment. The freelancing / contracting / consulting sites usually have a different business model (who pays for the service) than the temping sites.
On this page you will find Web resources for:
- Freelancing and Contracting: Sometimes
the "client" (person or company seeking to hire a contractor) pays
the fee for the matching service. Usually, the "freelancer" pays for
the matching service. Occasionally,
the matching services are free and other for-fee services are offered.
Sometimes organizations offer the matching services for free to organization
members. Look for a "How it works" or "How we are paid" link to explain their process to you. Be sure that you read and understand the contract, typically called "terms and conditions" which includes who pays the fee, and when / how you will be paid for your work, before you sign up for any of these services!
- Temping: Most of these sites
are the Web versions of "real" employment agencies with names familiar
to generations of job seekers. They hire the temporary worker and
then sell the worker's services to an employer. So the "temp" worker
receives their paycheck from the agency. Typically, employers may
offer the temporary worker a permanent job, but terms and conditions
apply that usually cost the employer an additional fee. This raises
your cost of hire, but it gives both you and the employer an opportunity
to "try before you buy" - testing the relationship and the
In addition to the sites below, many other sites also offer short-term employment opportunities, as well, particularly in the computer field. If you don't find what you need here, check out the Employment Super Sites, Computers and Technology, or some of the Recruiting and/or General sites that are in your specialty.
- Net-Temps - an employment portal targeted primarily to contract, temporary, and temporary-to-permanent employment, but not available for employers to use directly. They must go through a staffing agency, which is a unique approach. The agencies pay to post their jobs and to search through the resume database. A privacy statement is posted.
- PeoplePerHour - based in the UK, charges a minimum flat fee to the freelancer for any "job" found through them based on the type of membership the freelancer has selected. The jobs available cover many categories and the freelancers offer a very wide range of "skills for hire." Be careful of the difference in the value of currency if you aren't based in the UK. A privacy statement is posted.
Be sure to check with your local yellow pages for listings of local temp agencies. These are mostly national and international.
- Adecco - an international temporary employment agency supplying the services of both temporary and full-time clerical, industrial, and technical associates. Registration is required before searching the jobs. A prvacy policy is posted.
- Kelly Services - pick your country and keywords or specialty. Then, search for a job. A privacy statement is posted.