Why now’s the perfect time to be a contractor

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We know we say it a lot (and with good reason), but there really is nothing better than ditching permanent employment and setting up as a contractor

As well as the various perks you’ll get, there are also a host of other reasons why you should make the leap. Recent studies from industry bodies reveal a perfect combination of market conditions that will hopefully tempt you out of the “permie” lifestyle.

The rise of the “gig economy” has meant that the traditional “job for life” no longer exists. This shift in mindset has allowed more people than ever to become self-employed. In fact, some commentators think that those choosing to work for themselves could end up being in the majority.

What’s more, contractors are increasingly being brought in as a way of dealing with the talent drought – an epidemic that shows no sign of letting up. This has meant that professionals with sought-after niche skills (such as those associated with web design and cyber security) are constantly in demand.

There are a host of other reasons why now is the perfect time to become a contractor. Let’s take a look at them using this handy infographic.

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Want to know more?

We hope this blog has sparked your interest about becoming a contractor. If so, you might also be interested to find out more about how to set yourself up, what options you have and advice about finding assignments.

That’s where our handy beginner’s guide comes in. Here, you’ll find an explanation of the different working options you can choose from, a contracting myth buster and some top tips to creating a killer CV. What’s more, it’s completely free to download.

If you’d like a bit more information about us, or to talk through your options, why not get in touch with our best advice team? They’ll go through your own personal circumstances and recommend a solution that’s right for you.

To get in touch with our team, please call 0800 458 0818 or email bestadvice@parasolgroup.co.uk.

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