Are you hoping to land a contract position but don’t know where to start? If you are someone who would like to try a few things or may be looking for a potentially shorter-term role, we have a few suggestions for you:
The duties of an administrative assistant differ across companies, but a few things are common across the board. Typically, Administrative Assistants support senior managers and their offices. This involves planning meetings, taking detailed minutes of those meetings, maintaining office supplies, taking calls, and assisting in daily office needs. An admin ensures that the office is running smoothly each day. If you are well-organized, this could be a role you thrive in.
Customer Service Representative
Generally, a Customer Service Representative speaks to customers on their company’s behalf. This could involve phone calls, emails, or chat monitoring. They can also assist in implementing new ways to best communicate with customers to provide them with quality service/assistance. You will typically work and meet with a customer service team to collaborate. If you like speaking with new people and have strong communication skills, this would be a great contract position for you.
At its core, the duty of a Sales Representative is to pitch and sell their company’s product or service to clients or consumers. You will need to gain knowledge about what you are selling, make cold calls, research sales leads, and document your sales. This involves writing up contracts and potentially maintaining invoices. If you are outgoing, this could be an excellent role for you!
This may be self-explanatory, but often, companies bring someone in to manage one specific project. That employee may only be a part of the team for the project’s duration, or they may be asked to stay on to manage the next one. This opens the possibility of signing on to each contract position separately. If you enjoy problem-solving, this may be a good fit for you.