United States of America

  • Iowa:

    (855) 556-6863
    info@iconma.com
  • Corporate Headquarters:
    850 Stephenson Hwy
    Suite 612
    Troy, Michigan 48083
    (888) 451-2519
    info@iconma.com
  • California Office:
    4701 Patrick Henry Drive
    Suite 6
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (888) 583-1930
    info@iconma.com
  • New Jersey Office:
    197 State Route 18
    Suite 205 (North Tower)
    East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
    (732) 642-7164
    info@iconma.com
  • Illinois Office:
    321 N. Clark St
    Suite 500
    Chicago, Illinois 60654
    (312) 533-1673
    info@iconma.com
  • Texas Office:
    6136 Frisco Square Blvd.
    Suite 400
    Frisco, Texas 75034
    (214) 984-0636
    info@iconma.com
  • Virginia Office:
    3900 Westerre Parkway
    Suite 300
    Richmond, Virginia 23233
    (804) 916-0905
    info@iconma.com
  • Virginia Office:
    44081 Pipeline Plaza
    Suite 100
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    (703) 726-7592
    info@iconma.com
  • Connecticut Office:
    One Stamford Plaza
    263 Tresser Blvd. 9th Floor
    Stamford, Connecticut 06901
    (855) 930-3562
    info@iconma.com
  • Georgia Office:
    11340 Lakefield Drive, Suite 200 Duluth, GA 30097
    (770) 842-1655
    info@iconma.com
  • Missouri Office:
    100 Chesterfield Business Parkway
    Suite 200
    Chesterfield, Missouri 63005
    (855) 569-3537
    info@iconma.com
  • Oregon Office:
    8215 SW Tualatin
    Sherwood Rd
    Suite 200
    Tualatin, Oregon 97062
    (503) 341-1147
    info@iconma.com
  • New York Office:
    140 Broadway
    46th Floor
    New York, New York 10005
    (888) 993-3416
    info@iconma.com
  • Washington Office:
    1201 Pacific Avenue,
    Suite 600
    Tacoma, Washington 98402
    (253) 213-2012
    info@iconma.com
  • Michigan Office:
    250 Monroe NW,
    Suite 400
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    (855) 569-3537
    info@iconma.com
  • Ohio Office:
    8044 Montgomery Road,
    Suite 700, Cincinnati,
    Ohio, 45236
    (855) 418-5867
    info@iconma.com

*Secondary Locations in Davenport, IA; Columbus, OH; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh, NC.

India Offices

  • ICONMA Professional Services & Solutions Pvt. Ltd.:
    #413 – 416, 4th Floor, Block III,
    White House, Greenlands,
    Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016,
    Telangana State

  • Global Development Center:
    3rd Floor, 7-1-79, Survey No-77, Anand Capital Building, Greenlands, Hyderabad. Telangana, India 500016.
    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
  • Hyderabad Office:
    3rd Floor,
    7-1-79, Survey No-77,
    Anand Capital Building,
    Greenlands, Hyderabad.
    Telangana, India 500016.

    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
    enquiries@iconma.com
  • Noida Office:
    ARV Park, H-28, 3rd floor, Sector-63
    Noida
    Uttar Pradesh
    India 201301
    (+91) 0120-4109559, 0120-4349559
    info@iconma.com

Canada Office

  • Canada Office:
    7111 Syntex Drive
    3rd Floor
    Mississauga,
    Ontario Canada L5N 8C3
    (855) 775-1066
    info@iconma.com
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Myths Dispelled: Working as a Contractor

A few weeks ago we talked about how working as a contractor can help your career. As a company that staffs direct hire, contract to hire, and contract roles, we sometimes talk to job seekers who are apprehensive to take a contracting role. We began to realize that there are a ton of myths about working as a contractor and we’d like to take the opportunity to dispel them.

Here are some myths about working as a contractor that we often hear and some background information to give more context.

Contract work means I don’t have access to benefits

At ICONMA, we offer contractors the opportunity to enroll in our benefits program. We know the importance of benefits like medical, dental, vision, and more; that’s why we extend them to the contractors who work with us.

Working as a contractor means a company doesn’t value me enough to bring me on full-time

This simply isn’t true. Sometimes a company realizes they need help for a short period of time. Instead of bringing someone on full-time and not being able to keep them, they employ on a contract basis. They know the value that a contractor can bring and respect them enough to be transparent about the length of employment.

Contract work is unstable

Because of the relationships we’ve built over the years, we’re often able to help our contractors transition seamlessly from one role to another. Also, there are often long-term assignments that provide you with a consistent position.

Contracting looks bad on my resume

With the expansion of the temporary staffing market over the last several years, there’s a lot of awareness on the value contractors bring to employers. If anything, the fact that you have contract work on your resume shows that you’re willing to accept new challenges to grow and develop your career.

Working as a contractor keeps me from getting long-term roles in the future

The opposite is true. Contracting roles often lead to longer term roles.

Contract work is only for certain skill sets

Contract positions are available for all types of skills, from information technology, marketing and creative, human resources, engineering, accounting, healthcare, manufacturing, clinical, and more. There’s almost no industry that doesn’t hire contractors.

Here’s a little feedback we’ve gotten from some of our contractors.

“As of Monday I am being converted to a fulltime employee of the client. Today will be my last day with ICONMA. I would like to say that my six months of experience with ICONMA was incredible. At first, I was worried and scared but XYZ, you made yourself available every time I had a question or a concern. You were great to me in every aspect, and for that I THANK YOU. Please keep in touch, and I look forward to dealing with you again in the near future.”

“I just wanted to take some time to say it has been a pleasure working for ICONMA and getting to know you. I have accepted an offer with the client and as of June 15th I will be a full time employee. Out of all my contracting companies I have worked for yours was one of my favorites. I wish everyone the best in their future endeavors!”

If you’re looking to get started in a new role, take a look at our career portal to see our nationwide openings. Also connect with ICONMA recruiters on LinkedIn. They’re always posting about new opportunities that might interest you or someone you know. Follow ICONMA on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with our updates and find out about both internal positions and positions with our clients.

June 26, 2019