There are more contract opportunities on offer than ever before. With contract roles spanning across a across a range of industries and roles, it is worth understanding the benefits of this type of employment. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider a contract role as part of your job search:
Enhance your skillset
Through contract work you will be exposed to a range of work environments, responsibilities and projects. You may find that employers are willing to overlook some gaps in your experience, provided you have the majority of the knowledge required to complete the task. This is a fantastic opportunity to add a new skill or get some hands on experience with something you may not have been offered in a permanent role.
Minimal commitment required
The flexibility of a contract role means you don’t have the same level of commitment as a permanent position. Contractors have flexibility when it comes to the length of their contracts as well as the days and times they work. Contractors are often employed to work on specific projects meaning they can pick and choose the opportunities that suit their needs. Full-time employment generally doesn’t offer this kind of flexibility.
Higher rate of pay
Another key benefit of working as a contractor is the higher rate of pay. Your pay may not include annual leave, but if you work an eight or nine month contract on a higher rate, you have the luxury of choosing whether to take extended time off before entering into a new role.
Contract roles are an excellent platform to build or strengthen your professional network. Extending your professional network and making new contacts whilst in a contract role, may provide a future lead for an opportunity that you so badly crave. Equally, accepting a contract role is often the best way to get your foot in the door of a company that might normally be difficult to enter. Proving yourself on a contract role can often lead to an extension or something more permanent.
Get in touch if you would like to explore the possibility of a contract role.