Job Seeker Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I talk to a recruiter about my qualifications?
We are frequently contacted by potential candidates. While we would like to speak with each one, time simply doesn't permit it. Generally, we contact potential candidates by phone or email when we recognize their qualifications as compatible with a search assignment we are conducting. Unsolicited resumes, while desired and welcomed, are reviewed and placed in our confidential database until an appropriate search assignment develops.
2. Will you submit my resume to clients without my knowledge?
No, unless you have authorized us to do so. We will contact you to see if an opportunity is of interest to you and to assess whether or not that opportunity is a fit with your background and career interests.
3. Do you work for me or do you work for the hiring companies?
Ultimately, we work exclusively for the hiring company. However, our ability to service our clients depends upon our rapport with you. We believe in maintaining ongoing relationships with candidates. Our goal is to become a trusted advisor to you on career issues and to lead you to the right client for the right opportunity at the right time.
4. Do I have to pay to use your service?
No. There is no charge for the use of our services made to anyone who is looking for work. We work with clients who are looking for staff and we charge them for our services.
5. Are you able to find work for everyone who is looking for work?
While we would like to be able to assist everyone who is looking for work, the realities of the workplace are that we won’t be able to help everyone. We do our best in all cases.
6. What kinds of jobs do you recruit for?
The QTI Group’s core areas of recruitment center on the following areas:
Administrative: general administrative, call center, health care, insurance and legal
Executive: C-suite executives in the financial services, banking, energy and utilities and non-profit areas
Industrial and Skilled Labor: general labor, manufacturing, skilled labor and hospitality
Professional/Technical: accounting and finance, engineering, health care, human resources, information technology, lab sciences and sales & marketing.
7. What areas of Wisconsin do you cover?
QTI has offices in Appleton, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Madison, Milwaukee, Platteville and Portage. We place talent at organizations of all sizes throughout Wisconsin, and in some cases, outside of Wisconsin. For QTI branch office contact information, please see our locations page.
8. Do you recruit for positions overseas?
No, we do not recruit for positions overseas.
9. What are the differences between temporary work, contract-to-hire work, and direct hire?
Temporary work – Temporary assignments vary in duration from as little as one day to several weeks or months. As a temporary worker you will be on our payroll and work on an assignment at one of our client companies. The temporary assignment may eventually come to an end, at which time we will consider you for other assignments.
Clients are sometimes looking to add "regular status" employees to their staff. There are two ways to do this.
Contract-to-hire: The hiring process for contract-to-hire often involves submitting resumes and interviewing. Once the client company has selected a candidate to start, the employee begins working and is paid through QTI for a period of 520 hours. Often, this is the amount of a typical probationary period. Once the employee has completed 520 hours on our payroll, the client company has the option of transitioning our employee on to their payroll. There is no guarantee of a transition and the ultimate decision rests with the client and is based upon the employee’s performance during the first 520 hours.
Direct Hire: In some cases, the client company wishes to add a "regular status" employee directly onto their payroll. The hiring process often involves submitting resumes and interviewing. Once the client company has selected a candidate for hire, the employee begins working and is paid directly by the client company.
10. Why should I consider a temporary or contract-to-hire position?
Temporary positions are a great way to gain work experience and learn what it’s like to work for different companies. At any given time in the marketplace there are temporary opportunities opening up usually because a client company has an immediate business need. Contract-to-hire and direct hire positions typically have a longer hiring process because the client company may be considering multiple candidates for the position and will need to conduct interviews and possibly skills assessments.
11. What if I’m only interested in one of temporary, contract-to-hire or direct hire?
That’s just fine. During your interview you will be asked which type of work you are looking for and we will bear in mind your preferences as we are considering you for different positions.
12. Who am I working for if I’m a temporary worker?
You are employed by QTI working on an assignment at one of our client companies.
13. Do you help people looking for part time work?
Yes. Depending on your availability and skill set, we may have positions that fit your preferences. However, part-time work is less common than full time work.
14. How do I express interest in a job on your website?
To express interest in a job on QTI’s website, go to the Search for a Job on QTI's website and search for a job that meets your qualifications and interests. Next, click on the "Apply" button on the posting and follow the on-line application instructions. You will have the opportunity to submit your contact information, qualifications and resume.
15. How do I find positions that QTI has available?
The first step is to go to the Search for a Job page on QTI’s website. Next, start the search process by choosing the parameters from the search tools that meet your interests, qualification and job location preferences. When you find a job that interests you, click on the "Apply" button on the posting and follow the on-line application instructions.
If you want to submit your information for general consideration, go to the Search for a Job page and choose "Apply Here" from the left side menu choices. Next, you can either log-in to your account or sign-up as a new applicant and begin the on-line application process.
16. Are there other ways to apply for a QTI job opening rather than through the on-line application process?
QTI has an on-line application process. If you do not have regular access to a computer or need assistance, we encourage you to call the QTI office nearest you to set-up an appointment to use our office computers and complete the on-line application process.
17. How can I find out about new job openings available through QTI?
The best opportunity to find out about new job openings through QTI is to regularly visit the Search for a Job page on QTI's website where new positions are posted daily. Additionally, you can sign-up for QTI job alerts. Job alerts allow you to receive emails or text notifications of new job openings that match your job preferences. To learn more about job alerts and to sign-up, visit the Job Alerts page on QTI's website.
18. What about my confidentiality?
All contact with you and the information that you share with us is treated with confidentiality to the greatest extent practicable.
19. How do you decide whether or not to submit my qualifications or resume to a client?
All applicants that we put forward for a position are selected on the basis of their qualifications and experience. In addition, the information you provide when you register regarding your work preferences is used by QTI to match you to available positions.
20. What if I don’t have a resume?
It’s always a good idea to have an up to date resume with your work history. If you don’t have one yet, we recommend putting one together before you start your job search. Some resources for creating resumes can be found on Monster.com .
21. How often should I to stay in touch with a QTI Employment Specialist or Recruiter?
Light Industrial, Skilled Labor and Administrative applicants:
After you have completed the on-line job application, and if there is a job available that meets your skills, background and qualifications, a QTI Employment Specialist or Recruiter may contact you to discuss the next steps or the interview process. The level of further follow-up needed is dependent upon the type of positions for which you are applying as outlined below:
Light Industrial or Skilled Labor applicants: After completion of the interview process, we recommend that you contact us on a weekly basis notifying us if you are still available and looking for work. It also gives us an opportunity to update your personal information. If we are considering you for a position with one of our clients, there will be contact on a more frequent basis.
Administrative candidates: After completion of the interview process, your information is loaded into our search database. We will contact you if we have a position that meets you qualifications.
Professional or Executive candidates:
After you have submitted your resume for a professional or executive position through a job posting on QTI’s website, a Recruiter will contact you to continue the process if your backgrounds, skills and experience match the needs of our client.
In all cases,we encourage you to stay up-to-date on current job openings by signing-up for job alerts (see the Job Alerts page on QTI’s website for more information).
22. What if I find a job myself?
That’s great! Please let us know that you are no longer looking for work and we will note your file accordingly. If you ever need our services again in the future we can reactivate your file.
23. How and when do I get paid?
Providing your time is approved by the client and submitted to payroll on time, payday is the Friday following the week that you work. You have the option of signing up for either direct deposit or a paycard.