Contract work is often misunderstood and used to be perceived as less valuable work. The reality is that while full-time roles work for some people, they don’t work for everyone.
If you have ever wondered what the benefits of contract work may be then read on…..
Six advantages to contract work:
High demand – Companies have short-term projects and specialised jobs they need completed that don’t require them to hire a full-time resource. Because of this, there are a wealth of opportunities available that fit your skills, experience and interest.
Less competition – Depending on the type of work you are interested in, there can be a lot less competition for contract work than permanent positions. This allows you to get work experience in a specific industry. Once you are in a contract role, you also have the opportunity to work with hiring managers and prove your worth. You never know what permanent roles they may be hiring for, and your current position allows them to see all the skills you could bring to a role.
Higher pay – People often associate contract work with a lower rate of pay. While this may be true for entry-level roles, it is not the case for skilled employees. Contract placements can often provide an opportunity for a higher rate of pay than a full-time salary. Contract work and freelancing allows you to take on as many jobs as you can handle, and for you to charge by the hour or by the project.
Flexibility – Unlike full-time work, contract work allows for great flexibility. Depending on the role, you will have greater control over hours worked, and the duties performed. You may even have the opportunity to subcontract work, where full-time employees aren’t able to. You can pursue work that doesn’t take over your whole life, while supplementing your income without the commitment required of a full-time job. You are able to take work when it is most convenient for you.
Test the water -You get to test and experience the company culture and see if they will be the right long-term fit without a long-term commitment. It may also allow you to work in different industries, trying various roles out until you find the perfect fit.
Networking – Working several contract positions will help you build a larger professional network.
At Intersect Global Ltd, we have experience in placing both permanent and contract employees. Our recruitment consultants are available on discuss these options with you.