1. Pay can be more dynamic.
You have more control over when you get a raise, and businesses look at compensation differently now. As a contractor you’re not as expensive to a company when benefits like 401k and health insurance are factored in, and being less expensive often means more attractive. And these benefits are no longer out of reach for the individual.
2. Get to see how more companies work.
You become more valuable when you learn the different ways different companies solve problems, and you get a better sense of what’s important in a company to you.
3. Contracting no longer comes with any stigma.
It’s become so commonplace that there is no “us and them” now. Your colleagues won’t treat you any differently because you’re a contractor.
4. Exit without a resume scar.
If you’re unhappy after say 6 months or a year you can move on without having to put the experience on your resume or explain any sort of gap in your resume.
5. Move your skills into higher demand areas.
If you’re looking to pivot your skills into something in higher demand or something that’s just more interesting, you’re movement is less encumbered as a contractor.
6. You’re more empowered to make changes.
Being a contractor gives you a better perspective of your industry and the market and allows you to move more quickly when you need to.
7. It’s exciting.
Learning new things and meeting new people keeps you on your toes.
8. Learn how to improve your market value.
Being a contractor forces you to take a more active role in finding assignments and having a keener understanding of what sort of things employers are currently looking for.
NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.