There’s a certain stigma related when it comes to temporary, contract employment. Many job seekers believe that temporary jobs only means instability, and moving from one job to another, this is actually not true. Many temporary positions can be ongoing for a long period, can become permanent, and offer many benefits. Here are some reasons why many job seekers choose to do contract work.
1. HELPS TO DEVELOP NEW SKILLS
Temporary assignments offer candidates a broad depth of opportunities, experience and skills development. You can take assignments that will broaden your expertise, expose you to new industries and diversify your skills and experience, which will make you more attractive and employable in the future.
2. WORK-LIFE BALANCE
By working as a professional contractor you can pick and choose your assignments, allowing ultimate control over your work/life balance. You don’t have to work extreme amounts of overtime or overwork and you can keep your responsibilities and workload managed and enjoy a great work life balance, contracting can also be a great match for you
3. MAY LEAD TO PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT
Once you have taken a temporary role, you already have a foot in the door. If you perform well, keep a great attitude, then when the right time comes for permanent openings you could be potentially the next candidate!
4. POPULAR WITH EMPLOYERS
They are popular with employers since temporary assignments keep the business moving forward by overcoming workload peaks while simultaneously maintaining a degree of flexibility for the future.
5. ABILITY TO TRY OUT THE COMPANY
You can try a new industry or sector to make sure it's what you want to do. A contract assignment means you can try and build that industry experience for your career.
If you are interested in learning more about contract roles or would like to develop your career portfolio, CONTACT US today! We always have temp to perm positions, and often times, temp positions can convert to permanent - a great opportunity for you to get into the right position you have always wanted.