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July 01, 2016

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky People are sometimes hesitant to give contracting a shot because they want to feel secure. We get that. However, the financial downturn of 2008 proved beyond doubt that even permanent jobs may not guarantee a secure career in a volatile job market. In the aftermath of the recession, many companies laid off experienced workers to compensate for budget deficits. For many people, the apparent comfort of holding a permanent job suddenly gave way to despair in those uncertain times. It happened before, and it might happen again. And we recommend considering taking on work as a contracted employee. Sometimes it's wise to take a shot at contracting just to push your career forward. When you are good at what you do, you might join on a three-month contract and then have your contract renewed twice before you go perm and get a couple ... View Post