Author: Alyssa Rebolledo
If you are trying to advance your career, being flexible is the key to success. This concept certainly applies when you are working in a new contract position. During this time, you’ll wear many hats and juggle ever-changing conditions that come with working in a temporary job. The bright side is that you’ll learn new skills and increase your own professional worth, while also showcasing your value to a potential permanent employer. Being adaptable will also allow you to become the best employee possible while rising to all the challenges and changes ahead.
Flexibility within the workplace is a valuable skill by itself. Paired with a contract job, this trait will help you advance in your profession. For instance, one day you could be developing PowerPoint presentations for the company’s public relations team. The next day you may be asked to write a press release, or update the corporation’s social media page, or even be selected to make a public statement. These new skills and experiences can help you stand out in a crowd and have employers see you more favorably.
During your time working any type of job there will be challenges and changes you will face. Flexibility allows you to navigate through obstacles and end by rising to new and unique situations, thus making you more marketable to employers. For example, assisting a coworker with their work, once you’ve finished your own tasks could showcase you as a team player and valued asset. Or, if your company is launching a major marketing event and you are asked to perform extras tasks in preparation, doing so will also show that you are versatile and capable of conquering any responsibility. You have to be adaptable, willing to work with different people, and all while keeping an open mind that your duties might change.
Overall, you will become a better employee and a true treasure to the company. During your time working either in a contract position or permanent one, being adaptable is crucial. You’ll be the first-person Team leaders call when they need help, especially if they know you will pitch in enthusiastically. By being flexible and willing to assist in a multitude of tasks, employers will see you as a pivotal employee which will only increase your value and worth.