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Contract and temporary work has become a vital part of staffing strategies for businesses and can provide professionals with a credible and flexible career path that’s highly rewarding.

Thinking of moving from a permanent role into contracting?

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Contractors and temporary workers are often paid higher hourly and overtime rates than permanent employees, significantly increasing their annual earnings.  
  • There is more flexibility to negotiate pay rates and conditions than with permanent roles, resulting in more lucrative pay packages. 
  • Contract and temporary work provides professionals with a superior, extensive skill set as well as a greater number of references, making their CVs more impressive.  
  • Changing jobs in contract and temporary positions is easier than changing from one permanent role to another.
  • Depending on your performance, contract and temporary positions can often lead to permanent opportunities should that be of interest. 

Submitting a CV for contract and temporary opportunities for the first time? 

  • Include a very brief statement about yourself beneath your contact details outlining your experience and what you can offer.
  • Make sure your CV concise and well-structured.
  • Use bullet points where possible.
  • Draw upon your temp credentials- i.e. that you are adaptable, quick to pick up new skills, flexible.

Interested in learning more about contract and temporary work? At VANRATH, we understand that making a move into contracting can be a daunting experience, which is why we have a specialist contract team in place who can guide you every step of the way. 

To discuss the options that are available to you or to get a better understanding of the contract and temporary market in Northern Ireland, please contact Orla Fitzsimons on 028 9033 0250 or email for a confidential conversation.