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Why Contract Work Might Be Right for You

Contract work is becoming more and more common in the professional world. According to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, between 20 to 30 percent of the working population in the United States engages in some form of contract work. Let’s take a closer look at just three of the reasons why contract work might suit you well:

Flexibility and Freedom

The major benefit of contract work is the flexibility and freedom it provides. When you go on assignment, you know you’re not going to be stuck in the same place for the next decade. It’s a way to constantly change things up: both the work that you’re doing, as well as who you’re working alongside and who you’re helping through your work. Imagine getting a new job every couple of months, or every year — for those who are easily bored, contract work might just be the perfect fit!

Trying New Things

Many workers use contracts as a way to gain more experience and try new things. You can explore an area of your expertise that you normally don’t get to work in, gaining more experience in areas that you would like to showcase in the future. At the very least, performing contract work can help you expand your resume and skillset to benefit yourself in the future. It’s a fantastic tool for growing professionally.

Exploring New Places

Another benefit of contract work that you might not have considered is the fact that you may be sent to different cities or towns to complete your contracts. For those who like to travel and explore new places, it’s a perfect fit. This type of work is well suited to individuals who like jumping from place to place, meeting new people, and then continuing the cycle.

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