*Secondary Locations in Davenport, IA; Columbus, OH; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh, NC.
By now, you probably know that most careers no longer take the linear path that they did 50 years ago. People don’t stay with one employer for the duration of their career, and 401(k) plans have replaced pensions. In this new environment, you are in charge of your career path and can step out of old career norms.
One way to expand your career growth is by working as a contractor. Many employers offer contracting roles in different departments, and this is a great thing. It gives an employee and employer a chance to see if the relationship works well for both parties. Many times, it’s the first step to a more long-term position.
Sometimes companies have big initiatives that require extra help, temporarily. Using contractors to fulfill these needs allows companies to scale up their staff responsibly. Contractors know the expected duration of a project and can plan their career moves accordingly.
Contracting is also great for your career networking because you build a relationship with your recruiter and their company. This relationship can come in handy when you’re in the job market again, because the more people you know, the more likely you are to hear about interesting opportunities.
At ICONMA, we support our contractors by giving them their own Contractor Relationship Specialist. Here’s what one of our contractors had to say about their experience.
“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 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.”
Keep an open mind about accepting a contract role because it could have great benefits for your career.
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.
March 26, 2019