FAQs

Have a question about working with Murray Resources as an employer or job candidate? Our FAQ’s below may answer your question – if not, feel free to contact us anytime.

GENERAL INFORMATION

How long has Murray Resources been in business?

Murray Resources was founded in 1988 and has helped over 8,000 job candidates in their careers and over 800 Houston employers – including eleven Fortune 500 companies – build their teams. Our average client has been working with us for over 11 years and we’ve earned an A+ rating by the BBB.

Where is your office located?

Our office located in West Houston, off I-10 – near Memorial City Mall: 800 Gessner Road, Suite 170 Houston, Texas 77024 Click here for a map.

What is the best way to reach Murray Resources?

Our office is open M-F 7:30am-5pm Central. You can reach us by phone or email:

FOR JOB SEEKERS / CANDIDATES

What makes Murray Resources different from other recruiting and staffing firms?

Murray Resources was founded on the notion that employers and candidates deserve to be treated with the utmost respect throughout the hiring process. Click here to view a video of our Founder and President, Marsha Murray, discussing why she started Murray Resources. Below are some of the reasons many of the most talented job seekers in Houston chose to work with Murray Resources:

Where can I find a list of open jobs that Murray Resources is working on?

You can always find a list of our open Houston jobs by clicking here.

What is the best way to be notified when new jobs are listed?

There are a few ways to ensure sure you’re notified when new jobs become available:

Do job seekers pay a fee to work with Murray Resources?

No, there is never a fee for job candidates to work with Murray Resources. Our fees are paid by the employers with whom we work.

How do I get started / register with Murray Resources?

There are a couple of ways to get started as a job seeker with Murray Resources.

What happens to my resume once I submit it to Murray Resources?

Once we receive your resume, one of our consultants will review it and determine whether there may be a match for one of our open Houston jobs. If there is a fit, we will give you a call to schedule a meeting to review your background, skills, and career interests. If there is not a fit for one of our open jobs, we will keep your resume on file for when a future job opens up that better fits your background and skills. You can also set up a meeting with one of our placement consultants by contacting us via phone at 713.935.0009 or email: candidates@murrayresources.com.

Will my resume be sent out to potential companies without my knowledge?

No. Your resume will never be submitted anywhere without your prior consent.

What type of employers and industries does Murray Resources work with?

We work with a broad range of industries, representing a wide range of Houston’s leading companies – from Fortune 500 companies to dynamic small and medium-sized businesses. Some of the industries we work with include:

What type of jobs does Murray Resources place candidates in?

We work with Houston employers to fill a wide range of jobs, depending on their hiring needs. We fill permanent positions, temporary / contracting staffing jobs, and temp-to-hire positions in a wide range of industries and functions. Click here to see the job functions we fill most frequently.

Does Murray Resources specialize in a specific job area or function?

Murray Resources works with employers to fill a number of different job functions, depending on the employer’s needs. The areas we work with most frequently are:

If I register or meet with Murray Resources, but I don’t hear back, should I call?

We understand how stressful the job search process can be – as a result, we always do our best to get back to candidates as quickly as possible. However, due to the large volume of employers and candidates with whom we work, we are not always able to respond as quickly as we would like. If you are looking for a temporary position, calling in once per week is a good rule of thumb. For permanent or direct hire positions, we recommend calling to check in every few weeks.

Does Murray Resources offer job skills training?

For our registered candidates, Murray Resources offers skill building tutorials in various Microsoft Office and accounting software programs. Registered candidates can access these tools by making an appointment through our office.

If I accept a contract assignment through Murray Resources, is there a possibility that I will be hired on full time by the employer?

For some contract positions there is a possibility that candidates who perform well will be considered by the hiring company for either a longer term assignment or a full time position. However, this depends on the needs of the hiring company at the time and there is no guarantee that a full time opportunity will arise.

What kind of testing / skills assessments does Murray Resources conduct?

The type of testing / skills assessments we conduct is determined by the specific skill-set needed to excel in the position. Every job is different and, therefore, requires different skills. For a full list of assessments Murray Resources conducts, please refer to the assessments / skills testing section of our website.

Can I keep my job search confidential?

Yes, Murray Resources takes our candidates’ privacy very seriously and keeps all job searches strictly confidential.

Does Murray Resources offer resume writing services?

Murray Resources does not offer separate resume writing services at this time; however, we may offer resume suggestions to registered candidates who we recommend for specific positions.

For temporary employees working through Murray Resources, when are paychecks due and how often are paychecks issued?

Payroll is run weekly. Approved timesheets are due to our office via email at kgreen@murrayresources.com or fax at 713.935.9351 by close of business on Monday (5:30 PM). Any timecard not received by the close of business on Monday will not be processed until the following week.

For temporary employees working through Murray Resources, what are the options for receiving paychecks?

Payroll check handling options: You can receive your paycheck by three options. Mail, Pick-up, or Direct Deposit. Paychecks are mailed each Wednesday evening, available for Pick-up from our office between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM each Thursday or Friday or Direct Deposited into your account each Thursday by midnight. You must indicate on your Murray Resources timesheet your choice of check handling.

FOR EMPLOYERS

Does Murray Resources screen candidates and conduct background / reference checks?

Yes. Murray Resources interviews, screens, and conducts background / reference checks on every candidate before submitting them to our clients. Background testing includes criminal, social security tracking, education verification, and employment verification. We have also partnered with one of the top drug testing vendors in the country to offer drug testing for our temporary placements.

What type of employers and industries does Murray Resources work with?

We work with a broad range of industries, representing a wide range of Houston’s leading companies – from Fortune 500 companies to dynamic small and medium-sized businesses. Some of the industries we work with include:

What type of jobs does Murray Resources place candidates in?

We work with Houston employers to fill a wide range of jobs, depending on their hiring needs. We fill permanent positions, temporary / contracting staffing jobs, and temp-to-hire positions in a wide range of industries and functions. Click here to see the job functions we fill most frequently.

Does Murray Resources specialize in a specific job area or function?

Murray Resources works with employers to fill a number of different job functions, depending on the employer’s needs. The areas we work with most frequently are:

Does Murray Resources accept credit cards for payment?

Yes, in addition to accepting checks for payment, we accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. A 3% processing charge is added for credit card payments.


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