January 31, 2018
In your search for employment, contract positions are a huge benefit. This type of employment, which includes temporary assignments in which you have a contract with an employer for completing a specific assignment, gives you the opportunity to learn and grow in your career while earning income.
Advantages of contract work
Though contract assignments aren’t permanent, they are still a valuable source of employment. They allow you to:
- Round out your experience. With contract work, you aren’t locked into a specific job description. You can accept as many or as few contract assignments as you wish, for a variety of functions. This helps you build the work experience section of your resume, qualifying you for more and more jobs.
- You’ll meet new employers and co-workers, which always creates the possibility to find new job leads.
- Impress an employer. An employer may be looking for a permanent staff member but wants to “test the water” before they extend the offer of full-time employment. If you work hard and are a good match for the company, contract work can sometimes lead to something more permanent.
- Build your independence. Some workers prefer contract positions because it gives them the independence to pick up interesting assignments they enjoy and move around as much as they’d like.
- Discover what you like. By working contract positions, you can explore what you like about your field—helping to guide you towards future jobs you’ll love.
What does your future hold?
If you’re in search of your next job, a staffing agency can help. With opportunities for contract, temporary, temp-to-perm and direct hire placements, a recruiter is a valuable resource as you move along your career path.
Looking for work in the Tri-State area?
Then Inter-Connect is looking for you! We work with qualified candidates for office/clerical, industrial, technical and professional/managerial experience opportunities! Our goal is to help you find a job that matches well with your qualifications and help you build your work experience. To learn more, contact us today to speak with one of our experienced recruiters.