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Working as a Contract or Temporary Employee

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to escalate your career growth—and improve your work-life balance—by taking on a role as a contractor or temporary employee.

The modern workforce is a blended one, with many companies choosing to offer roles to temporary employees or contractors as well as direct hires. These temporary or contract positions afford professionals a more flexible schedule, as well as the opportunity to acquire brand-new skills. Regardless of where you are in your career, choosing to work as a contractor or temporary employee can boost your marketability and open the door to new job opportunities. In this course, join expert recruiter and trainer Barbara Bruno as she covers the benefits and challenges of working as a contractor or temporary employee; explains how to define your career goals and priorities; and shows how to use your experience as a temporary worker to improve your marketability and escalate your career growth.


  • Join the flexible workforce
  • New workforce model
1. Goals and Priorities
  • Personal goals
  • Career goals
  • Work/life balance
  • Flexibility and unlimited time off
2. Pros and Cons
  • Benefits of working contract or temp
  • Challenges of working contract or temp
  • Try before you buy
  • Hiring authorities' perspective
3. Improve Your Marketability
  • Acquire new skills
  • Adapt to change
  • Salary increases
  • Experience in preferred companies
4. Career Stability and Growth
  • Full-time jobs: No stability
  • Add responsibilities with each contract
  • Your personal career agent
  • Career growth
  • Next steps

Taught by

Barbara Bruno

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