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 20,000 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 main office is located in West Houston, off I-10 – near Memorial City Mall: 800 Gessner Road, Suite 170 Houston, Texas 77024. Click here for driving directions.

We also have several satellite offices throughout the greater Houston area, Dallas, and Austin. Click here for all our office locations.

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:

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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:

  • We have long-term relationships with great companies who trust us to find them the very best talent.
  • We have access to many exclusive job opportunities not listed elsewhere.
  • We care about putting you in the right job that fits your skills, interests, and natural work environment.
  • If we can’t help, we’ll be honest.
  • We never charge job seekers a fee.
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:

  • Sign up to receive our monthly ‘Featured Jobs’ email newsletter.
  • Follow Murray Resources on Twitter and on Facebook, where we frequently post new job listings.
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.

  • View our open Houston jobs and if there is a position that is a good fit for your background, experience, and interests, we encourage you to apply online.
  • If you do not find a job that fits your background or interests at this time, you can still submit your resume to us. When a new job is posted that we feel may be a good match for you, we will be in contact.
  • You can set up a meeting with one of our placement consultants by contacting us via phone at 713.935.0009 or email: candidates@murrayresources.com.
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:

  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Energy / Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Media
  • Non-profit
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation / Logistics
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:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Executive / Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Light Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Medical / Healthcare
  • Operations
  • Sales
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 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?

Yes. Murray Resources has a sister service called ResumeSpice to help professionals prepare for and navigate the job search landscape.

ResumeSpice’s team of career experts offers job seekers the following services:

  • Resume writing – for executives, professionals, and entry-level candidates
  • Cover letter writing – Need help putting together a winning cover letter? ResumeSpice offers customized solutions.
  • LinkedIn profiles – Don’t underestimate the power of a strong profile. Let ResumeSpice put yours together.
  • Interview preparation – Been a while since you’ve interviewed? Let ResumeSpice help freshen up your skills.
  • Career coaching – Not getting where you want to go? Let ResumeSpice put a career coach in your corner.

To learn more about the service – or to get started – please visit www.resumespice.com. Use code MR20 to save $20 on any ResumeSpice service over $99.

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

Payroll is run weekly. Our pay period is Sunday through Saturday – paychecks are direct deposited to either your bank account or cash card the next Thursday – or the next business day in case of bank closures. Murray Resources uses an online time tracking system; you will receive your secure login and password by email once you have been placed on assignment with our clients and have completed onboarding paperwork.

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

You can receive your paycheck by direct deposit or cash card. If interested in enrolling in direct deposit, you may access the appropriate authorization form by clicking here.  You can also contact the Murray Resources payroll department for the necessary form by calling 713.935.0009.

FOR EMPLOYERS

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

Yes. Murray Resources interviews, screens, and conducts background checks on every candidate before submitting them to our clients. Background testing depends on the requirements of our clients and may include 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:

  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Energy / Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Media
  • Non-profit
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation / Logistics
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:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Executive / Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Light Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Medical / Healthcare
  • Operations
  • Sales
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 3.6% processing charge is added for credit card payments.


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