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Benefits of Contract IT Assignments

The state of the workforce is changing. One of the most significant shifts in the modern era is the transition by many to temporary or contract assignments.   

According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million temporary (temp) employees work for staffing companies each week, while these same companies usually hire 15+ million contractors per year.  

Many job candidates shy away from temporary roles, which is a mistake. Contract assignments, especially in the IT field, remain a powerful way for workers to ease their way into a full-time position or demonstrate skills in the short term on a unique project.   

Here are a few key benefits of contract IT assignments 

  • Both Sides Get a Taste othe Expectations: Many tech companies don’t want to make an expensive hiring mistake. As a result, a contract IT assignment can be a smart way for a prospective employee to demonstrate their skills and learn more about company culture. This strategy can be particularly useful for potential employees who have a unique technological background or are trying to shift from a different industry.  
  • Open Doors for Recruitment: The tech industry is built on people demonstrating skills. A contract IT role is an excellent way for a person to show off what they know and add work experience to their portfolio. Many recruiters who hunt for temporary employees are more than happy to do the same type of work for permanent positions, especially if there’s past success in a contract role.  
  • There’s a Lot of Demand: Tech pros who want to jump into a new field or quickly secure work should look into contract roles. Many companies have been clamoring for contract employees – and competition is often less since many workers are on the market for full-time employment. There’s a stereotype that contract work is less stable than a typical job. Still, contract options allow IT professionals to have a more substantial degree of choice in tailoring work they are interested in doing 

Are you looking to take advantage of the big contract job hiring boom?  

Speak with us at Morton, or check out our extensive listings of both contract and full-time job opportunities.  We’re ready to work with you on understanding what your career goals and preferences are and then matching your skillset with the right opportunities.