Companies hire contractors to add value to their organisation, wanting them to apply their skills and experience to a project or other organisational goal. Value means different things to every organisation, so firstly it is important to make sure you fully understand what the organisation wants to achieve in the project or goal they have hired you to be part of.
Understanding what the organisation wants to achieve should start when you first speak to your recruitment consultant who will be able to provide a solid basis for you to continue your understanding in the interview
Once you have an understanding of what the organisation wants to achieve you can then decide on the best ways to make yourself an indispensible member of the team. Adding value in an organisation is not only about applying your expertise but also about your productivity and the profit you can make the company. Simply completing the responsibilities listed in your job description will not be enough to make you a valued team member. Below are ways you can add value to the organisation you are contracting for to prove your ROI and increase your chances of getting your contract extended and your rate of pay increased.
Finally, deliver what you promise on your CV and in the interview. If you fail on this and don’t apply your skills and experience to the best of your ability then the additional value add you perform will be of little consequence to whether or not your contract gets extended. By performing to the best of your ability, doing what you set out do and going above and beyond your job description you will be able to prove your ROI and be in a strong position to have your contract extended or at the very least come highly recommended for future contracts.
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