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Balance Career and Motherhood with Contract Jobs

Millions of women around the world are pursuing their professional and personal life both, however, often at the cost of their own time. They strive day in and day out to accomplish the best, both at work and home. There are times when they have to stretch back in the office, missing a family dinner or kids’ big moments. They stress about falling behind at work when their kids need extra attention.

Now working mothers can balance their work and families with the help of Contract Jobs. Many companies have begun hiring professionals with specialized skills on a contract basis. Such jobs last for a fixed amount of time, such as three months, six months, a year, etc. Under a contract job, an employee is known as an independent contractor and can avail a variety of benefits.

Outlined below are other advantages Contract Jobs have in store for women professionals:

Enhanced Flexibility:

Contract jobs offer a significant amount of flexibility allowing working mothers to take control of their schedules and doing meaningful and challenging work in their chosen professions. This puts them in a better control of their career and it gets easier for them to take required career breaks, as and when required. Not having a permanent job may seem daunting at first; it’s easy to become addicted to the freedom of doing temporary work when you want.

More Money:

Many contract jobs pay better — some more than 20 percent better — than full-time jobs. There are some careers, including both vocational and professional positions like teaching, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, engineering, and consultancy work, which generally pay much more than the permanent equivalent.

Ease of Separation:

Even if the contract job is not working out as expected, the contractor can terminate the relationship with little or no paperwork. On the other hand, resigning from a full-time, permanent job involves serving the notice period, cessation of benefits and other human resources requirements.

Varied work and experience:

Though a permanent job offers security and stability, it can at times be highly monotonous. Some people prefer the security that a permanent job offers, whereas other people would like to experience different workplaces and make new contacts. A contractor therefore is not tied to a particular workplace.

Finally yet importantly, independent contractors make their own hours; decide when to work and who to work for. They do not depend on the success of a single business to produce income and meet their financial responsibilities.

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