FAQs

Have a question? See if it’s listed below in our Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I sign up for temporary employment through Creative Options?

The first step is to send your resume to resume@creativeoptionsdc.com to help us match the right job with your needs, we strongly encourage you to include a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining the type of work you are looking for. Please also include an explanation for any long breaks in employment, as well as your salary history.


How soon will I hear back?

Our recruiters carefully review each resume in the order received. The initial review process may take several days. We appreciate your patience while we evaluate your resume and cover letter for potential job matches. If we have a current match that fits your qualifications and goals, we will contact you as soon as possible. If there are no open positions, we will continue to hold your resume until new opportunities arise.


When I am called for an interview, what can I expect?

Once you have a scheduled appointment with Creative Options, allow at least one hour for the meeting. During this time, you will fill out an application form, meet with a recruiter to discuss your job search and fill out tax forms.


What should I bring to the interview?

Please bring a copy of your resume and a list of three (3) professional references. Also, please bring the necessary documents to fill out a Federal I-9 form. These documents include a driver’s license AND social security card or a U.S. passport.


What types of positions does Creative Options place?

Creative Options typically staffs IT, Financial, Professional Services, Government, and Marketing/Communications positions.  Job Titles in those categories include:

Professional Services Job Functions

  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Corporate Business Analyst
  • Customer Care Billing Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Document Control Specialist
  • Engineer / Estimator
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Human Resources/Training/Labor Specialists
  • Instructional Designer
  • Legal Secretary / Paralegal
  • Management Analyst
  • Sales Professional
  • Secretary / Administrative Assistant

IT Job Functions

  • Application Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Developer in Systems  Software
  • Help Desk Support
  • Project Management / Coordinator
  • Software Developer in Applications
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Unix Developer Administrator
  • Voice Systems Engineer
  • Web Based Software Engineer

Finance / Accounting Job Functions

  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Business Analyst / Cost Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Procurement Requisition
  • Procurement Strategic Sourcing

Marketing/Communications Job Functions

  • Content Development, Copy-writing, Editing and Proofreading
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital / Online Marketing Specialists
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Graphic Design and Production
  • Social Media Specialists
  • Web Development / Design /Management

What geographic areas does Creative Options serve?

Creative Options service the continental U.S. and currently has people working California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Mexico and the mid-Atlantic region.


What if I’m looking to relocate to the Washington D.C. area, but am not currently a local resident?

If you are a non-local work candidate, we encourage you to submit your resume and contact us once you’re in the area.  Temporary jobs fill very quickly, and candidates are often required to fill positions next-day.    Submit your resume via email and one of our recruiters will call you back as soon as possible.


How quickly will I find a job?

Unfortunately, the job market is unpredictable. We do our best to make quick placements, but that often depends on the current jobs available.   However, you can dramatically improve your chances by having all the necessary documents ready, especially job references and samples of work when appropriate.


Do I have to pay a fee or sign a contract?

No!  Candidates never pay a fee to Creative Options.