ARE CONTRACT JOBS GOOD FOR MY CAREER?
Contract workers are employed at a specified remuneration for a predetermined period or until the completion of a project. In the past. Many applicants avoided contract work, believing that Frequent job changes demonstrated a lack of professional commitment. The current job market is however changing and the general opinion regarding contract work is becoming more positive. Here are some advantages of contract jobs that might have been overlooked.
With contract employment. night be able to work for a variety of companies in different industries. Even if each contract involves a similar Job function. Every organisation would have its own way of doing things, perhaps even in different regions. providing you with new, diverse experiences, TNs. together with the advantage of working with more people, would give you greater insights into how to do your job better with each firm as well as constant exposure to new learning opportunities.
Today, more people are shifting their focus from taking up a job just for remuneration to trying to obtain an optimal work-life balance. Contract workers may work full-time or part-time, in-house or remotely over the internet. For organisations, contract work also provides a platform to improve their headcount approval process, giving HR a gateway to convert good contract employees to permanent headcount after their contracts expire, resulting in a win-win situation for all.
Working for different companies and therefore with more people challenges you to become a better communicator, especially when it comes to diplomacy and negotiating with people of different personalities as you take on more contract jobs.
As you improve your skills and knowledge with each new contract and employer, your CV would become more robust. Prospective employers would see your wider range of skills and experiences, making you potentially more attractive to recruiters.
"Based on our engagement with clients across sectors and industries, we saw a tremendous increase in contract/ temp requirements, accounting for at least 45% of total job orders. The market has certainly shifted and contract/temp demand has increased, especially this financial year."
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