Should I Take a Contract Position During COVID-19?

September 3, 2020

If you are unemployed due to COVID-19, a contract position might be a good option for you to consider, especially if you’re nearing the end of your unemployment compensation. Employers like to see contract positions on a resume, and it fills the gaps in your resume and LinkedIn Profile. Contract positions are a great way for anyone to get back to employment and are strong drivers for people who want to launch their careers forward.

Find a Contract Position with Pinnacle 

While you’re unemployed, you’re probably focusing on finding your next position. You might be afraid to apply to contract positions in fear that employers don’t want to see contract positions on resumes. 

However, contract work has changed dramatically since the early days when contract positions were only filing documents or answering phones. Working in a contract position maybe your best option to generate income and find your next career. 

Especially during COVID-19, employers are increasingly hiring contractors for any of these reasons: 

  • To fill the labor gap when they temporarily have a high volume of work 
  • To fill the need for a special project like a new payroll system in HR
  • To fill in for an employee on long-term leave
  • To create a cost-effective solution when the company can’t afford a permanent employee
  • To “try out” a contractor with the company before they hire the employee on full-time 

To some candidates, contract positions feel like a dream come true. And it’s not hard to see why; with flexible hours and the promise of working for yourself, contract positions offer a challenging and appealing career path. However, there are three things you need to know about contract positions before you accept a formal offer, read our blog here to learn more. 

Find a Contract Position with Pinnacle 

If a contract position sounds like a good fit for you, reach out to the recruiters at Pinnacle Consulting & Recruitment: our team has years of experience that will put you on track for success. If you would like to learn more, please contact us at 412-343-6300 or

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