I took a contract role last September that was set-up as a 2 year contract. It was cut back to 9 months, then extended to end this October, just over the 1 year mark. This is my first contract role and I am finding that I absolutely detest working contract. I feel like it is counterproductive. While I am 100% focused on the tasks at hand, there is always a part of me that is looking for what to do in October.
I have asked about the possibility of a permanent position. But, with the current state of the economy, people are getting let go, not hired.
So, as I wrap my day, I’m checking job listings and returning emails to recruiters. (Those that bother returning mine, GRRRRR.) Making connections and networking. I hate the uncertainty. I am the worst at “selling” myself and feel like an imposition when I lean on people for opportunities.
What am I doing wrong? Is there a better tactic? Road?
Lost in limbo!