A Perfect Example of a Temp-to-Perm Position Is a Legal Assistant

August 9th, 2018

Have you been wondering if working a temp-to-perm assignment is right for you? When you’re not exactly certain what the process entails, it can be daunting. And often, it’s described in the abstract rather than in full detail. So, we thought we would provide a roadmap as an example career path. A perfect example of a temp-to-perm position is a legal assistant. Here’s how that process looks and how you can achieve it for yourself for this job and many others.

What is temp-to-perm?

It’s helpful to establish what temp-to-perm employment is. In this case, you will apply through a staffing agency who will connect you with a job that matches your skills. The company will bring you onboard in a temporary capacity for a specified period of time. During that time, you will do the job and get to know the company and the will get to know you. If all goes well, as the end of the temp-to-perm contract, the company will transition you to a full-time employee with their business.

What is a legal assistant job?

So, what does a legal assistant do? A legal assistant is often described as a lawyer’s right hand. They handle all of the administrative tasks to allow the lawyer to focus on the core of their business. They create and maintain files, write the first draft of communications, and generally organize the office and practice. It’s essential that the lawyer and legal assistant have a strong working relationship, so the option for temp-to-perm is a great way to determine fit.

What are the next steps?

Applying for a temp-to-perm position is like applying for any job. You contact the staffing agency and submit your resume for consideration. The agency will handle the first stage of the interviewing process and run any required background checks and reference checks. You will then interview with the lawyer or law firm to determine if there is a general fit before starting the assignment. While you’re working the assignment, you will maintain contact with your agency recruiter to let them know how the assignment is going, as will the client. You will receive your paycheck from the agency while working temp-to-perm.

What does the future hold?

Working temp-to-perm in a role such as legal assistant you have the advantage of really understanding the job and the law firm before accepting the permanent position. You also have experience within the law firm, which can lead to more opportunities throughout your career. In some cases, the person on the temp-to-hire basis won’t have had legal experience prior to the assignment, so they can also leverage the position for their career with the same firm or if they find themselves in a position to look for another job in the future.

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Business Development Manager Jobs in Austin | Salary Breakdown

June 20th, 2014

Business development is one part sales, one part brand manager, and one part operations. This role is responsible for a number of things all dependent on the type of company they work for including marketing, product development, presentations, contracts, and meetings. If you think you may want to be involved in business development, here is a salary breakdown of the types of jobs available in Austin and what you can expect.

  • Match your previous experience to business development.
    Since business development is a broad job category you may have more experience than you think. Look at descriptions for business developer jobs you’re most interested in and see how your current skills are transferable or similar to what they are looking for. Change your resume language to reflect this.
  • Talk with others in the industry to gain new knowledge.
    The best way to learn more about business development is to talk to other professionals in the industry. Join a trade group and attend meetings. Reach out to others on LinkedIn. Establish mentoring relationships with experienced business developers in your area.
  • Consider an MBA as continuing education.
    Many successful business developers have advanced degrees including their Master’s in business administration. If you’ve thought about going back to school, entering an MBA program might be your best bet.
  • Work with a local staffing company.
    If you’re interested in finding a career in business development, it will be beneficial for you to connect with a local professional staffing company in your area to see what kinds of jobs are available. They can help you tailor your resume and sell your skills to their clients.
  • The salary range for business development professionals in Austin.
    Salary range for business development managers in the Austin area is between $65,000 and $137,000. The median salary is around $99,000. Before accepting a position, check with websites like Salary.com to learn more about the possible compensation packages.

Are you looking for an opportunity as a business development manager? Contact Meador Staffing, offering jobs in Austin TX, to learn more!

Hot Jobs: Analytical Research Manager and Administrative Assistant Positions Available

April 25th, 2014

Meador Staffing provides jobs throughout the Austin and Houston areas. Here are two of our hottest jobs available today!

Analytical Research Manager

Our client, located in Houston, has an immediate need for an Analytical Research Manager in their Technical Center. This role will be responsible for managing the team to ensure top service while providing analytical expertise and continuity. This person will serve as the analytical advisor at the Technical Center. Job Responsibilities include managing resources and workflows to ensure timely completion of analysis of both technology-derived operational samples for the Gas Technologies division and sales-focusing samples for the Caustic Services division. They will also be responsible providing expert analysis using a number of analytical programs. This role will also develop new analytical methods to meet new project needs and manage the Analytical Team by establishing goals, motivating, and conducting performance reviews to make the best use of their talents and skills.

The salary range is between $105,000 and $120,000 depending on experience. This is competitive for this type of position in Houston based on calculations from Salary.com Candidates must have a  postgraduate degree in analytical chemistry such as a PhD. with a minimum of five years of experience or Master Degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience. They must have proven related experience in chemical, refinery, and gas processing industries. Must have experience managing a project team or lab with proven supervisory experience preferred.

Contact Meador Staffing to learn more about this opportunity.

Temp to Hire Administrative Assistant Role in Conroe

Our client is seeking a qualified administrative support professional for an immediate need in a fact paced office in Conroe. This position requires reporting on a daily basis and executing various tasks.

This is a temp to hire position with standard business hours Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The position will start out at $10 to $12 an hour on a temporary basis.

The position is responsible for preparing and maintaining reports and analyzing data. It will report to both the Directional Operations Administrator and Operations Manager.  Other duties will include assisting with monthly payroll and transferring reports electronically.

Qualifications include proficiency with Microsoft Office, managing processes, analyzing information, and solving problems. Candidates must have excellent communication, reporting, and organizational skills.

For more information on this and other opportunities throughout the Austin and Houston areas contact Meador Staffing.

Are you looking for opportunities in the area? Meador Staffing, employment agencies Austin TX, can help you!

Hot Jobs: Accounts Payable Clerk and Business Processor

March 28th, 2014

Temporary to Hire Accounts Payable Clerk in La Porte TX

Our client, an inspection and engineering company in La Porte TX, is currently seeking a candidate for a temporary to permanent accounts payable role.

Qualified candidates will need to have experience with the inspection and engineering industry. The opportunity pays $14 per hour with the possibility of a long term transition to a permanent role. This individual would be responsible for full cycle accounts payable and will interact with vendors, set up travel arrangements, handle expenses, maintain confidentiality, and pay attention to detail. Must have excellent skills in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as experience with expenses and travel arrangements.

Temp to hire Business Processor position available in the Woodlands area.

Our client is seeking an ambitious self-starter for a business processing position handling high volumes and levels of data entry. Position pays $15 to $17 per hour; rate dependent on experience.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 12,500 keystrokes per hour and at least 3 to 5 years’ experience. As part of the business processing team, this role will be responsible for entering, reconciling, and quality checking large batches of contracts. They will perform data entry and verify contract accuracy necessary to process business. Strong data entry, telephone, and customer service skills are required. Must have the ability to perform a variety of technical tasks accurately and interact with other team members. This role requires independent thinking, good judgment, and problem-solving. Must be able to communicate effectively and be courteous to clients and customers. Qualifications include 5 years contract warranty administration experience or related work experience, and/or a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Math. Candidates must have a strong aptitude for numbers and be accurate and organized with attention to detail. Strong computer skills with the ability to learn specialized software, spreadsheets and databases, typing and keyboarding skills are required. This opportunity is perfect for recent college graduates or qualified professionals looking for a career change.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to kick start the next phase of your career? Meador Staffing, offering jobs in Pasadena TX and the surrounding areas, can help you today!

Hot Jobs with Meador Staffing: 3D Modeling and Accounting Opportunities Available

February 21st, 2014

Meador staffing is always looking for qualified candidates in the Austin and Houston areas. Here is a small sample of some of the jobs we are working on now.

3D Modeling/SolidWorks Designer

Our client, located in Austin, is currently seeking an experienced candidate for their 3D Modeling direct hire position. Candidates must have 3-5 years experience in Solid Works or AutoCAD.

This position will be working with a rapidly growing and stable manufacturing company in Central Texas. Our client wants to add to their current solid team who believe this is a great place to work! They need a 3D Modeling/Solid Works AutoCad Designer with 3-5 years of experience. They are looking for a candidate local to the North Austin area. The opportunity offers a great salary with possible bonuses twice a year.

To learn more about this role, contact Meador Staffing.


Our Fresno, TX, based client is looking for a superstar accountant to add to their team. This direct hire position pays between $50,000 and $70,000 depending on the candidate’s prior experience. They are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and who wants to work in their casual office environment.

This role will serve as the primary on-site financial resource for local management and other locations with oversight responsibilities. This position will include tasks such as coordinating the approval process of all accounts payable invoices, preparing use tax reports on a monthly basis, to preparing a month-end capital cash flow statement as well as other accounting processes.

We are seeking candidates with one or more years’ experience in payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, database and accounting software experience. Previous work within a manufacturing environment is strongly preferred. The right candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and bilingual proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

According to Salary.com this position can pay at or more than the average salary for this type of role in the greater Houston area.

Contact the recruiters at Meador Staffing to learn more.

Are you looking for a new opportunity in the greater Austin or Houston areas? Meador Staffing specializes in jobs in Houston TX and beyond so contact us today!

Hot Jobs at Meador Staffing: Compensation & Benefits Analyst and Data Entry Processors

January 24th, 2014

Compensation & Benefits Analyst Jobs for Project in Austin

Our client in Austin, TX, is looking for someone on a temporary basis to provide compensation and benefits analysis. This is a special project expected to last 4 months or longer. They are looking for candidates with at least 5 to 10 years’ experience and advanced skills in compensation and benefits. This role will be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the company’s compensation program and related policies and practices. The responsibilities will include analyzing salary data, participating in salary surveys, compensation analysis for new hires and employees, and building job families and career paths. Our client needs someone who will manage the company wide effort to standardize and document all job descriptions for their business units located in multiple areas. The Compensation & Benefits Analyst will conduct this process for a company of over 1000 employees both on and off site.

We are looking for someone who has advanced project management skills and can work under specific project timelines and requirements. The right candidate for this role will have proven, advanced project management skills, experience in compensation administration, experience including analyzing salary data, participating in salary surveys, and recommending pay grades. Experience in job description development is required. Ideal candidates will have an HR or Accounting background along with the required experience.

Contact Meador Staffing for more information on this opportunity including the rate of pay.

Direct Hire Data Entry Processor Jobs in Austin, Texas.

Our client has an immediate need for a data entry process at their Austin facility. This position will be a direct hire and start at $31,000 annually. This is above average for the role in the area and the company also offers excellent benefits. The right candidate will have extensive experience in heavy data entry. Candidates must have excellent customer service experience, strong data entry skills including alpha-numeric and 10-key entry. They must also be proficient in MS Excel and Word. Candidates will be tested in these skills prior to submitting their resume to the company. Our client is looking for a team player interested in a long term career with a stable company.

Contact us today to learn more about the data entry position.

Meador Staffing is always hiring for qualified individuals in the Austin and Houston areas. If you are looking for employment opportunities in Austin TX, contact our team today.

Meador Hot Jobs: Accountant and Accounts Receivable Manager

December 27th, 2013


We are currently seeking a qualified accountant for an opportunity in the Houston area. This is a direct hire position and the starting salary will be between $55,000 and $60,000 annually which is average for this position in the region.

Our client is looking for someone with good communications skills, an eye for detail, and who likes taking on projects.  The daily duties of the job include cash management, daily bank transfers, daily bank reconciliations, monthly inventory movements, weekly inventory reports, monthly general ledger reconciliation, as needed job cost/billing reviews, daily sales and use tax returns, monthly license renewals, and as needed special projects.

BBA or BS in accounting is required along with at least 2-3 years of experience in accounting. Demonstrated problem analysis and problem solving skills are highly desirable. Our client would like to hire a self-starter who is ready to hit the ground running.

If you are interested in this opportunity contact us right away to learn more!


Accounts Receivable Manager

Houston area company is seeking an experienced accounts receivable manager for an immediate opening. This position will manage the entire accounts receivable process as well as back-up the accounts payable processing as needed. This is a direct hire position starting between $45,000 and $55,000 per year which, according to Salary.com, is average for this type of opportunity in Houston.

This role will be responsible for preparing and maintaining accurate billings to include computing cost for billing. They will process cash receipts, prepare bank deposits, process accounts payable invoices for payment, process travel reimbursement requests, prepare budget and reports for close each month, communicate with vendors and customers pertaining to accounts payable and receivable transactions, and assist with audit preparation.

Qualified applicants will have at least a 2 year accounting degree and recent accounting work experience. 4 years of experience in a corporate work environment is expected. Candidates must be comfortable with advanced spreadsheet applications such as Excel to be considered. Excellent communication both internally and externally is required.

For more information, contact Meador Staffing.

At Meador Staffing we always have new opportunities available. To find out more about these and other open positions, contact us today!  

Hot Jobs at Meador: Accountant and Construction Project Superintendent

November 22nd, 2013


Our client, based in Houston, is currently seeking a qualified accountant to join their team for a direct hire position. This staff accountant must have good communication, an eye for detail, and likes tackling projects.

The position is responsible for cash management, daily bank transfers and daily bank reconciliations. Will also handle monthly inventory movements, weekly inventory reports, and monthly general ledger reconciliation. The accountant will also handle job cost and billing review as needed. Daily sales and use tax returns, and monthly license renewals along with any additional projects as needed.

A qualified candidate will have a BBA or BS in accounting along with at least 2 to 3 years’ experience in accounting. Must be comfortable with problem analysis and problem solving skills. Our client is looking for a candidate who is a self-starter and who can hit the ground running.

Salary range is $55,000 to $60,000 based on previous experience. According to Salary.com this is the average salary for intermediate level staff accountants in the Houston area.

Contact Meador today to learn more! 


Construction Project Superintendent

We are currently working with a client in Denver, Colorado, seeking a construction project superintendent for a direct hire position.

The superintendent directs activities of workers concerned with construction of buildings, apartment complexes, commercial facilities, restaurants or other construction projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

The following are minimum pre-requisites for the position of Superintendent:  you must have an associate’s degree and over 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience as well as the ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities including training, directing work, rewarding and disciplining employees and addressing/resolving problems that may arise. You must have excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational and time management skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Our client also requires experience in multi-family construction.

The essential job functions of the Superintendent include but are not limited to the following:

  • Schedule the projects in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Confer with Project Manager, owners, and contractors to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints and construction problems.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to workers and clients.
  • Plan, organize, and direct on-site activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems.
  • Take actions to deal with the result of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Oversee subcontractors who complete specific pieces of the project, such as painting or plumbing.
  • Investigate damage, accidents or delays on construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
  • Processes supplies and materials to complete construction projects.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Contact Meador Staffing to learn more about this opportunity and the salary range.

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Hot Jobs at Meador: Engineering and Legal Positions Available

October 18th, 2013

Environmental Engineer in Austin, Texas

Our client, an established and stable company in the Austin area, is currently seeking an Environmental Engineer to add to their team.

Candidates are required to have five years of experience in air permitting and chemistry of emissions for this industrial plant as well as a BS degree in Environmental Engineering or related science or engineering discipline. The position expects the professional engineer to develop, devise and work with environmental programs for regulatory air, water and other environmental permitting, and care of reporting laws, rules and requirements.

This role will be in charge of technical and engineering projects, reporting of chemicals, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and waste streams, and will work with governmental agencies to conduct environmental audits and inspections.

Reporting experience is needed to complete information regarding the Toxic Release Inventory, Emissions Inventory and Greenhouse Gas documents.

The right candidate will also be able to climb and inspect the plant facility as well as have a good driving record.

Are you able to learn operational, electrical, and mechanical equipment operations? Do you have managerial ability and a professional demeanor?

Our client offers excellent benefits. The salary is commensurate with experience and competitive for the area and industry.

Contact Meador Staffing today to learn more! 

Senior Docketing Assistant in Austin, Texas

Our client is offering an outstanding opportunity to work with a very successful and stable law firm in Austin with worldwide offices. They are a full service law firm and this is a direct hire opportunity.

The position is for a senior level Assistant in the Intellectual Property Docketing division.  Once hired, this employee will devise records in the database, docket and calendaring of the due dates, de-docketing dates and following up with attorneys or paralegals with ongoing tasks.

This individual will perform docketing duties with all US and Foreign prosecution and opposition, interference or appellate information and create new data and overseeing the internal Patent and Trademark verifications. They will also control the attorney’s dockets daily and work on auditing files and developing latest IP rules for domestic and foreign IP.

The right candidate must have 5 years of Intellectual Property and Trademark/Brand experience and Docketing software skills to be considered. A college degree or job experience is preferred.

Contact Meador Staffing today to discuss all available opportunities! 

Hot Job at Meador: Customer Service Representative in La Porte Area

September 27th, 2013

Our client is currently seeking a successful customer service professional to add to their current team. The right candidate will have a thorough knowledge of procedures and processes associated with customer service, supply, storage, and distribution functions in a fast paced environment.

This role will be the primary point of contact for their client base. They must have strong organizational skills, be assertive and flexible, and customer service minded. They must be able to work in a close team environment, perform basic mathematical calculations, and have a high standard for quality. Our client’s environment is primarily office based with occasional visits to the warehouse which is not climate controlled. This employee is expected to maintain a clean and organized work area. The candidate is also required to perform various tasks to assist or support the remainder of the organization.

Some overtime or non-normal hours may be required including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. The candidates must have a strong working knowledge of MS Office programs especially Outlook. They must be capable of learning the proprietary software that is required for the customer service department. This candidate must maintain an accurate filing system to include the archived files and also be able to perform invoicing, keeping in mind tariffs and conditions determined in the client rate agreements.

Pay rate starts at $12 which is competitive for the industry and area according to Salary.com.

If you are looking for customer service jobs in La Porte, contact Meador today.