Contracting for career flexibility

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Contract roles can offer greater flexibility, a better work/life balance and the opportunity to increase hourly earnings.

Many professionals consider themselves to be career contractors. As well as being specialists in their field, their strengths lie in quickly fitting into the organisation, delivering for a new team and expertly managing key projects.

 

 

Grow your skills

The variety that comes with working in contract roles increases your skills base, industry knowledge, experience and exposure to dynamic environments. It gives an opportunity to test your capabilities in new environments, helping you to make the next all-important career decision.

Many professionals consider themselves to be career contractors. As well as being specialists in their field, their strengths lie in quickly fitting into the organisation, delivering for a new team and expertly managing key projects.

Contracting while you're travelling is also a viable option and there are contract roles available both nationally and internationally.
 

Benefits of contracting

There are a number of benefits to taking on a contract role, such as:

  • More flexibility to work when you want (although you will not always get holiday pay)
  • More flexibility to change jobs
  • The opportunity to broaden your contact base and grow a network list
  • The opportunity to broaden your sector experience, specialise in a certain industry or expand your skill set
  • The chance to gain experience working for a variety of organisations with different cultures and management styles
  • Greater earning potential – particularly if you’re paid on an hourly basis and receive extra for overtime.

For more hints and tips, visit the Career Advice section of the Robert Walters website.

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