Life in contracting offers so much more for those who want work-life balance and flexibility.

While there are many reasons to consider a contract or short-term job, here are 8 great reasons why you should consider being a contractor:

Enhance your expertise
Contract roles enable you to further build your expertise, and employers want to hire subject matter experts.

Flexibility
Have the freedom to decide when and where you want to work.

New Experience
Every new project opens you to the opportunity to learn new skills, help widen your knowledge and enhance your level of experience.

New Industry Exposure
As a contractor, you have the opportunity to be exposed to new industries and organisations that you choose.

Networking
With every new contract assignment that you work on, you meet new people and this helps to expand your network that you can tap into for future opportunities.

Embrace change
Many contracts will see you involved in high-profile change projects which can be some of the most interesting work you will do in your career.

Good Timing
If you are not ready to jump into a permanent role, then contracting is the perfect solution. Contracting offers the flexibility for you to earn an income whilst deciding what your next career step is.

Foot in the door
Landing a contract role is a great way to have one foot in the door of an organisation if you are looking for a permanent opportunity.  Many contract roles do convert to permanent.

For more information on contract and temporary job opportunities, contact Paul Endacott, Regional Managing Director at Ambition Asia on paul.endacott@ambition.com.sg.