4 January 2011 notes from STC-CWC CIC meetup
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4 January 2011 notes from STC-CWC Consultants and Independent Contractors meetup

7:00 to 8:30 at Tim Hortons, 200 Burrard St., lower level food court

Organized by Pam Drucker
Attending: Heather, Morgan, Robert, Pam

Attendees (and recent CIC attendees) receive emailed notes. Notes also are posted to the Contractors forum 
http://www.stcwestcoast.ca/index.php/forums/viewforum/15/

We usually take the holidays off but decided to hold an informal January meeting.


Job announcements
  ⁃  AeroInfo has an opening
  ⁃  several new postings on the STC-CWC job board
  ⁃  TW posting paying 100K (must be a lawyer)
 
Discussion
  ⁃  Mining sector sees openings as boomers retire
  ⁃  Subtle messages—deciphering when to stay on, when to look elsewhere
  ⁃  Take charge 30 days before the contract ends
  ⁃  Self direction—a good trait for remote workers
  ⁃  They need your historical knowledge but won’t hire you permanently
  ⁃  What Are You Worth? Our colleagues at the BC Editors’ Association address this question at their January meeting. http://www.editors.ca/node/904


Ring in the new year
Here is a 2011 job forecast from Stats Canada and CareerBuilder.ca
  ⁃  Information technology is expected to be the second fastest growing sector
  ⁃  51% of hiring managers expect companies will supplement staff with contract workers
  ⁃  57% of employers are concerned that talent will leave when the economy improves
  ⁃  70% of employers say they are in better financial position now than a year ago
  ⁃  77% of employers say they will increase compensation for staff by about 3%



Next meeting

First Tuesday of the month, February 1, 2011
Tim Hortons, 200 Burrard St. There are several Tim Hortons nearby. Use the app TimmyME to locate us.
There is no RSVP. Just show up.

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