As a contract worker, you have opportunities to gain a variety of experience in your field. These jobs showcase your ability to learn systems quickly and hone a variety of skills. When you have long-term contract work, employers typically view it as having a full-time job. As a result, listing contract work on your resume highlights the wealth of experience you gained working in a variety of environments. Here are some tips on how to list contract work on your resume.
Name Your Employers
Be specific about which staffing agencies and companies you worked for. Show that you worked for reputable employers and gained a substantial amount of experience from the opportunities. This is especially important if the organizations are well-recognized in your field and carry weight with a hiring manager. Use wording that makes it clear you were a contract worker. For instance, after the name of the company, put “contractor,” then add a short description of the work you performed. Along with specifying your qualifications, you want hiring managers to understand you’re not a job jumper. Recruiters must be able to glance at your resume to quickly assess your background before evaluating specifics of your work. They need to know you’re committed to your jobs and are worth calling in for an interview.
Focus on Your Accomplishments
Highlight the skills, knowledge, experience, and accomplishments you gained from your contract work. The value you provided employers is more important than the number of positions you’ve held or how long you worked at each. Hiring managers want to see the changes you made in job titles, big wins you earned and the significant results you achieved. Include the skills you have that are listed in the posting for the job you want to show your experience is relevant and timely. Use numbers to quantify how you benefitted an organization.
Group Your Work
Include your contract work under one heading. This shows how your jobs complement each other and provide continuity in your work history. List your jobs in reverse chronological order, with your most recent job listed first. You’ll paint a clearer picture of where you’re at in your career and how you got there.
Find Your Next Contract Job
Find your next contract job in the Tulsa area through Barracuda Staffing. We can place you in light industrial/manufacturing, administrative/professional, construction, driver, and warehouse/distribution roles on a contract basis. See which contract positions are open today.