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3 Ways a Contract Position Can Accelerate Your Career

Contract work is more popular than ever, and with good reason. For many, the traditional 9-to-5, week-in and week-out until retirement, just isn’t a viable option these days. Contract work, on the other hand, offers many benefits and can serve as a fantastic way to accelerate your career.

It Can Boost Your Resume

Contract work can allow you to explore various types of work within your field, adding to your experience and therefore boosting your resume. You’ll also be able to showcase working with a variety of teams and business structures, from large corporations to a smaller business with only a few employees. This kind of versatility on your resume is very attractive to future employers.

It Can Grow Your Professional Network

The longer you contract, the more you’ll meet others in your field and related fields. That means your network of professional contacts is continuing to grow and grow. That’s never a bad thing — you just never know when one of those relationships will pay off down the road. Even if the contacts you make don’t offer you a job in the future, you’ll have a wealth of individuals to pick from when you need a professional reference or a referral.

It Can Lead to New Opportunities

Sometimes, workers that are hired on a contract basis do so well that they’re hired on as a full-time employee. Or, contract workers strike out on their own to start their own business. There are endless possibilities, but one thing is for sure: contract work can lead to a whole host of new opportunities for you. It’s especially helpful if you’re stuck in a rut in your current position — switching things up and becoming a contract worker just might be the push you need.

Looking for a new opportunity to grow and advance in your career? You’ve come to the right place. Contact High Profile online or call 972-991-7900 to find out how our staffing agency can help.