I’ve put together a few things that you should be aware of once you’ve accepted an Interim or Contract role that you may not be aware of.
Commitment –It’s understandable that looking for a job is tough and sometimes you get a contract offer and in desperation you accept, knowing full well that an interim position is not what you want but the full time job hasn’t come through yet. Before you decide to accept keep in mind that commitment is a huge part of interim / contract roles, once you accept an interim role, understand that you must keep your commitment for the duration of the contract. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the most important one is your reputation, always honour your commitments.
No statutory holiday or vacation pay – In my last blog “Are you Right for Interim Roles?” one positive aspect was the dollars. Remember that your pay rate is often higher because you do not get statutory holiday or vacation pay so if you take time off, you don’t get paid.
Start up – Are you used to your 9 to 5 job and comfortable with your routine tasks? With interim/contract roles you need to enjoy the challenge of starting fresh. Get ready for the challenge and be excited about it, there’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing you have a goal to accomplish and even better…getting it done!
PTC Accounting and Finance specializes in Interim Accounting and Finance roles, please feel free to contact any of our recruiters if you have any questions.