The Benefits of a Contract Position

October 22, 2020

Whatever career you are searching for, starting a new gig as a contractor is one of the best moves you can make for your career. If you’re trying to get back into the workforce or entering for the first time, a contract position is a great place to start building your resume. Read our blog for more benefits of contract positions: 

Timely Placements

With a contract position, the contractor is eligible for company benefits including fast placements. And for a company, hiring a contractor benefits their timeline. When a company has a tight deadline to complete a project, they can’t wait for months and months to find a permanent hire. Instead, they can hire a temporary contractor when they need extra help in completing a project. 

Different Days 

While contracting, every day can be different, and for people who get restless after spending a few years at a company, this is a big draw. The opportunity to move around and work with different companies, industries, people, and clients is perfect for someone who thrives on change of pace and new challenges. With a contract position, you have the freedom to move around companies. In addition, you can try new things every day without worrying about how it will affect your resume. 

New Skills 

Landing your dream career might require a hefty resume full of certain experiences and skills. What better way to gain those skills than on temporary assignments? A permanent position narrows you into a single company’s projects, which can limit your exposure to new or different skills. By rotating through contract positions, you’ll gain relevant work experience and enhance your resume seamlessly. Working in a contract position gives you exposure to new software, skills, and industry standards. Experience in a contract position ultimately makes you a more “in-demand candidate.” 

Find a Contract Position with Pinnacle 

If a contract position sounds like a good fit, 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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