Thank you, Jennifer. Your response is very appreciated. I do agree with a more streamlined resume structure as you have mentioned, and I know tailoring to the specific requirements will pose an advantage.
I know recruiters are used to working with contractors, but there is a condition here I'm interested in addressing. Often times contract work is necessary, particularly when the economy slows. But so many workers tend to be labeled as contractors due just to having worked even one or two assignments, but really have no intention of continuing on this path. I have been in a few interview situations where I have tried to explain that in spite of my contract history, I am only interested in long term permanent employment. But, due to the work history, this statement is at times not convincing. Other than just resigning to the fact that this may be a political circumstance that cannot be overcome, it would be useful to tailor the job seeking method in a manner that would surmount these kind of circumstances with employers.
Thank you again for taking the time to respond.