Better Money – Because contract workers often change companies, they have a great opportunity to enhance their skill set and experience in a much quicker time frame. This sudden increase in skills and knowledge also accelerates their earning potential in comparison to people who have a permanent role.
You are Your Own Boss – You have the freedom to take on a contract position or not, so if a role doesn’t interest you, then you can wait for a more exciting role to come along. You’re also only engaged for as long as the contract is running, so if you want to go on holidays for 6 weeks once you finish your contract: you are as free as a bird!
Job Variety – You’ll be working for different companies and with new people, and on different projects; so, if you like regular change and discovering new work cultures and people, then contracting is for you.
Build Your Network – As a contractor, you will inevitably be building a strong network of connections across a variety of disciplines. This can be extremely valuable if you are looking for recommendations or work at short notice and can offer even more value to any position you are working in.