The benefits of contracting

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Contracting can provide a varied and challenging work life and is ideal for those that enjoy working in different environments.

If you’ve always worked in permanent roles, it can be a real mindset shift to consider contracting but there are some really great benefits that may help you decide if it’s something you can consider.

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Some of the benefits of contracting include:


You determine your lifestyle, choosing to take on contract assignments as and when it suits you.


Contracting is a good way to try out different industries / sectors / jobs without having to commit to a permanent role. It is ideal for candidates who are constantly looking for new challenges or enjoy project work.

More Lucrative Pay Structure

Because of their specialist competency, niche skills set and experience, contractors generally receive salary premiums.

Gain Experience

Contracting is a great way to get a foot in the door of the company you really want to work for, as many employers are more open and flexible with contractor profiles than when they are looking for a permanent hire. You will also have the opportunity to build a wide network of contacts.

Learn New Skills

With each contract role, you will be introduced to new projects, new working environments, systems and processes.

Highly Adaptable

Many candidates tell us that contracting helps shape their ability to adapt to new environments, as you will be constantly required to work with various personalities, management styles and organisational structures as a contractor.

Experience Different Company Cultures

All companies are different, hence you are able to identify and find out which working styles / environments / organisational culture suits you best.

We have teams of people who specialise in this type of employment who can help talk through what it involves and how you can get started. For more information about contracting then contact one of our expert consultants.

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To discover what you can earn as a contractor, download the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey or download our Salary Checker App for Apple and Android devices.

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