Monday, 23 January 2017

8 Reasons Why Contract Jobs Are Good Choice For You

A contract employment is one who is hired for a fixed period of time, for few weeks, or some months or for a year and for a specified job. As can be seen these days more and more jobs are being offered on a contractual basis. The routine 9-5 office job is dying down slowly. If a permanent employee has to do tasks as part of the routine, every day, he may not be too excited to go to work. Overall the engagement and employment of permanent employees, in general, is declining. 

As per a new study, 40% of The United State's workforce would be contracting, part-time or self-employed staff by the year 2020. The reason being, businesses who are into this trend like the flexibility and are encouraged by lower costs of part-time or contractual employees. 

Please find few of the advantages of contract jobs and why one should opt for them. 

1. Numerous Opportunities 

Contract employments are rising at a brisk pace than permanent employments. Because sometimes it is difficult for you to find a permanent job opening to settle in. There are a great wealth of temporary opportunities which suit your interests, experience, and skills, that one might miss out on if they forego a temporary job. You may end up waiting and losing time by looking for permanent, full-time opportunity in your job search if you don't take up a temporary employment. 

2. Temp-to-Perm Transition 

When one is offered a temporary job there is a chance of that employment turning into permanent employment. This is called as temp-to-perm employment. Companies can first offer a candidate a temporary role and lessen their risk before testing them out and offering them permanent position, if they fit into that role and if they can be part of company's long term perspectives. They can check him out on his skills, see if he is able to fit into the workplace and then take call of offering a permanent position. Basically, a temporary employee can turn into a permanent one if he can impress his employer. 

3. Testing Out Jobs and Employers:

Many employees get super excited when they are offered a permanent position in a prestigious organization. But as the time passes, they feel they are not interested in the job or the industry any more. However, if employed as a contractor, one can try out and see if they are enjoying the job, able to learn and are satisfied with their job and career. They can then decide on taking up a permanent position in that field and continue to excel and progress in their career.  

4. Gain New Skills and Experience :

Though you take up different temporary jobs which are similar and pertaining to the same field, you will be able to gain, learn new things, acquire skills and gain experience. For example, if you are doing contract job in I.T field, You’ll learn different languages, database management and other computer related knowledge which would add great value to your resume. 

The consultant or a temp-hire is often in a good position to gain new and happening skills and acquire more talent briskly than a permanent employee. This would help you to get hired easily for a permanent opportunity as you have plenty to offer in your resume.   

5. Sense of Freedom:  

For employees, though the phase of moving to freelancing can be difficult, but if you approach it in the right way and are ready to handle little instability at times, you can earn more and have greater freedom and control the time to be put in on work. Contract workers also have more freedom in the way they work as per law. If an employer curtails them and instructs not to use much of employer's resources, then he might be classified as an employee under IRS code. 

Companies that use contractors sometimes do not allow them to work on a site or use it's equipment and set a particular number of hours for contractor's job, that gives flexibility and freedom to work on his own equipment and during the times he is comfortable to work. On a different note, a full-time employee must follow strict rules of the employer by performing his job as the employer decides how, where and when he needs to work as per the limits of the law. 

6. Will Build Self-confidence

A temporary job can boost up your self-confidence in a different ways. Firstly, when you take up a temporary assignment, you must ensure that a particular project is finished properly. When you complete a project successfully you feel competent enough which highlights you. Secondly, you need to step out of your comfort zone when you take up a temporary job. You may be required to work in a sector that you’re not so acquainted with because you’re interested in that field. Or, sometimes it is possible that you might be given a job that you no experience in. In both case, you will gain a lot and develop your skill sets, that give you immense confidence.

7. Flexibility :  

Consultants have more opportunity to work with different types of companies at different positions and levels. This offers them to be more flexible and by gaining this experience, they can make use of it to accelerate their career, with more flexibility on offer for future employments to come. 

8. Demand during Growth:  

Temp Employees are in good demand especially during times when the economy is good and expanding. Consultants are often required and hired to work in areas where there is an immediate ramp-up of any new process or in other words where growth is occurring. When the requirement is urgent and talent pool is short and the economy is booming, then there would lot of opportunities for temp hires.

For contractors its more like "in the right place at the right time." But, when the economy slows down a bit, the company's growth and performance slows down, which would firstly effect the consultants more.  


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