5 Reasons to Consider a Contract Position

Many people may wonder what a “contract position” entails for them. A contract position simply means that you will be working off a contract with a set start date and a set end date. Some jobs may be just a few weeks in length, but others may be larger projects that continue for years at a time. Contract jobs are not considered to be an employee type job position, however they do have several benefits over hourly positions. Here are 5 benefits of IT contract positions:

1. Having a contract position will enhance your professional future by being able to showcase more experience on your resume. By having diversification, you are able to learn the material faster, allowing you to quickly apply your knowledge. This also creates an overall better image to an employer who is considering hiring you to their company.

2. You will have job security more so than an hourly position knowing exactly when the job date will be set to end, however it may go past that specified date. This is better job security for yourself and your family as sometimes with hourly positions you may be laid off with little knowledge ahead of time. Not to mention, when you’re working with a staffing agency like MAS, we can try to get you set up with another contract position as close to the end date of your current contract as possible.

3. Most contract employees have more “freedom.” They do not have to worry about getting caught up in work politics that many others who work in an office environment find themselves doing. This is a huge perk and will also help your stress level, thus making the job as a contract worker easier to perform.

4. Many times contract positions may lead to other positions within the same company or other fellow sister companies. By working hard you are showcasing that you would be an excellent asset as an employee to their company.

5. Many contract workers make 50% or more pay than other hourly workers may make. This is because many times contract workers are not as “risky” to have working for them as an hourly employee would be.


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