4 Quick Ways to Sell Contracting to Candidates

There used to be an old stigma attached to contract work. That stigma is this: it’s a last resort, the job you take when you can’t find full-time work. As a result, it was often difficult for recruiters to sell contracting to candidates.

But that is NOT the case in today’s business environment. In fact, there are many situations in which candidates actually choose contract work. That’s because it provides opportunities they’ve been unable to find in regular, full-time jobs.

Sell contracting = make placements

As a recruiter, you may find yourself in a position where you have a contract job order that you’re trying to fill. As a result, you may also find yourself in a position where you’re touting the advantages of working on contract.

If that’s the case, here are four quick ways to sell contracting to candidates:

#1—Contract work is now high-end.

Contract assignments and contract jobs have evolved over the years. Nearly every industry is hiring contractors in positions up to and including C-suite level executives.

#2—You can enhance your resume more quickly.

Not only can candidates update their resume with a high-end contract position, but they can also update it with great experiences. And it doesn’t stop there! Candidates can network with more people and make more connections, positioning themselves for even greater career advancement.

#3—You can have access to traditional benefits.

Candidates who work on contract and are the W-2 employees of a recruitment back office provider like Top Echelon don’t have to worry about purchasing their own benefits. For example, Top Echelon offers several healthcare plans, vision and dental coverage, and life insurance.

#4—You can be eligible for unemployment benefits.

In most cases, contractors are eligible for unemployment after their contract assignment ends. This takes some of the risk out of opting for a more satisfying contract position instead of full-time work.

Are you helping the competition?

More employers than ever are turning to contract workers. They want a flexible workforce to complete projects and meet deadlines.

Your clients are likely hiring contract candidates. And if you’re not helping them hire those candidates, then your competition might be helping them instead.

Are YOU ready for contract staffing solutions or contract placement services?

Then download our Quick-Start Guide to Contract Staffing. Or request a demo with one of our contract staffing specialists.

You can can also call us at 888.627.3678. Start making contract placements and start making more money!

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