Many organisations offer long or short-term contract jobs when specific assignments have to be completed within a specific time frame. The main difference between a contract job and regular employment is the duration of the job, which is only until the project is completed. Contract jobs are not permanent positions, but that doesn’t mean that the job won’t take weeks, months or sometimes years to complete.
A contractor is not committed to an employer after the assignment or project is completed and can find one or several other opportunities while working on an assigned project. As a contractor, this is an opportunity for you to gain work experience in different organizations and develop new skills which will enhance your resume.
Through contract jobs, you get a foot in the door of an organization that interests you and if you excel in performance, there is a chance you may be offered a permanent position within the company.
- Attractive hourly/daily rates
- Opportunities to work across diverse projects and gain experience
- Ability to further develop technical skills
- Career advancement