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New hire. Been on bench since project ended a few wks ago. What are some tips to get staffed? I reach out to people, talk to staffing,but it feels futile...as I watch my utilization drop. Tips?

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Relax and be happy to be on the beach - they’ll staff you soon enough and you’ll wish you had time off

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Low chance during holidays. Go somewhere warm come back with some new energy for the new year

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Just make yourself useful in the mean time. Practice development, helping with proposals, internal activities. You have no control over staffing, seriously.

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You have 40 years ahead of you- hang out and enjoy it while you can. You can’t do much to sway the staffing gods

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Go to any internal trainings that interest you, especially for niche tech. Sometimes, there will be calls out for people with certain skills, even at entry level fomiliority. This can be a good foot in the door for a project and will be a great knowledge builder.

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