When looking for work, you’ll generally come across three different types of roles: permanent, fixed term and contract.
Why should you take one over the other?
This depends on your own personal situation – what you’re looking for and what’s most important to you. Some people don’t have a preference, instead focussing on the work itself and the experience it will provide, while other seek out certain types of roles.
Here are some things to consider when making your choice.
- They can provide opportunities for training and career development
- Opportunities are often given to people who don’t necessarily have all the skills but demonstrate cultural attributes.
- They allow you to build deep and meaningful relationships with teams and the ethos of an organisation.
- You’re entitled to annual leave, public holidays and personal/sick leave. You can also be eligible for a company bonus.
Fixed term positions
- You get all the benefits of a permanent position, but you’re only in the position for a fixed period of time.
- Many fixed term positions are extended or turn into permanent roles. This means fixed term positions can give you a good idea about working for a certain company before committing to a more permanent role.
- They’re often longer-term, project-based roles.
- You can move from project to project and always be involved in interesting work.
- Daily rate contractors are paid more.
- A contractor is generally hired for his or her expertise.
- Remember – as a daily rate contractor, while your pay is more, you’re not paid for annual leave, personal/sick leave or public holidays.
The Rowben Consulting Team – Recruitment Specialists