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Why a Contract-to-Hire Position is Right for You

Contract-to-hire roles are more common than you might think. On the employer’s end, this kind of approach offers flexibility, especially in periods of growth. And there are plenty of benefits for the employee, too. In fact, a contract-to-hire role might be the perfect choice for you.

Let’s take a look at some of the critical benefits of contract-to-hire positions:

It gives you a chance to prove your value.

You can prove your value while working in a contract-to-hire role and impress the hiring manager or your department head. If you play your cards right, you can set yourself up well to be considered for a permanent position once your contract is over. Think of contract-to-hire roles as a sort of “working interview.” You’ll be proving yourself on the job and getting paid while you’re doing it. It’s your chance to showcase why you’re valuable and why they should hire you permanently.

It gives you experience.

Even if you don’t plan to stick around after your contract is over, a contract-to-hire role is still a great way to gain experience in your field. It never hurts to add another line to your resume, to add that experience to your plate, to learn and grow as a part of a team in the field. Contract-to-hire roles can also serve as a good gap-filler if you’re in between permanent roles. They can also be an excellent way to explore related or unrelated career fields — many people use this kind of position to explore areas they think they might be interested in.

It helps you grow your professional network.

The connections you make in your contract-to-hire role could pay off in the future. That payoff could come at that very same company or another one entirely. But expanding your network by working contract roles is always a good thing for you professionally. Plus, even if you don’t stay at the company after your contract role is complete, you now have that employer on the docket as a great reference for your future job search.

Are you interested in learning more about contract-to-hire roles? Want to find out about available positions in your region? High Profile Staffing can help. Visit our Job Portal and call us at 972-991-7900 to get started on your journey.