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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, flexible and rewarding career path.

Thinking of moving from a permanent role into contracting?

Here is 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, resulting in 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 lead to permanent opportunities

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

  • Include a brief statement about yourself beneath your contact details, outlining your experience and what you can offer
  • Make sure your CV is concise and well-structured
  • Use bullet points where possible
  • Highlight the skills employers are seeking. For example, as a temporary employee 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. This is why we have a specialist contract team in place who can guide you every step of the way. 

To discuss your options, 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.