Contract and temporary work has become a vital part of staffing strategies for businesses, and can provide professionals with a credible, flexible and rewarding career path.
Thinking of moving from a permanent role into contracting?
Here is what you can expect:
Contractors and temporary workers are often paid higher hourly and overtime rates than permanent employees, significantly increasing their annual earnings
There is more flexibility to negotiate pay rates and conditions, resulting in lucrative pay packages
Contract and temporary work provides professionals with a superior, extensive skill set as well as a greater number of references, making their CVs more impressive
Changing jobs in contract and temporary positions is easier than changing from one permanent role to another
Depending on your performance, contract and temporary positions can lead to permanent opportunities.
Submitting a CV for contract and temporary opportunities for the first time?
Include a brief statement about yourself beneath your contact details, outlining your experience and what you can offer
Make sure your CV is concise and well-structured
Use bullet points where possible
Highlight the skills employers are seeking. For example, as a temporary employee you are adaptable, quick to pick up new skills, flexible.
Interested in learning more about contract and temporary work? At VANRATH, we understand that making a move into contracting can be a daunting experience. This is why we have a specialist contract team in place who can guide you every step of the way.
To discuss your options, or to get a better understanding of the contract and temporary market in Northern Ireland, please contact us on 028 9033 0250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential conversation.