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Subject:RE: The Bunny Hop From:"Dia Blankenship" <dia -at- teknolutionary -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 15 May 2001 14:35:33 -0400
> I must have had over 15 different contracts since 1995, and nobody has
> ever looked questioned that record. It may help that I identify contract
> positions on my resume; that helps to make clear that I didn't have a
> full-time job because I didn't want one. Also, if anyone troubles to
> check my references, they'll find that I completed the work to
> everyone's satisfaction, and moved on because the job was finished.
Personally, I'm on my 9th contract since 1997 and I agree with you 1000%.
I'm not looking for full-time work, so having multiple contracts on my
resume has never been a problem. I must say that I expect it WOULD be a
problem, though, if I ever decided to switch tracks and go the full-time
route. Still, I don't see that happening. I'd go to a different industry
first. I'm really not cut out for the corporate world.
> However, if anyone did question my background, I'd point out that having
> a variety of jobs has given me much more expertise than staying in a
> single job possibly could.
Precisely. I started taking short-term contracts as a way to force myself
to learn a lot of different technologies as quickly as possible. And it
definitely worked. But I've found that I'm hooked on short-term contracts
for several reasons. Whatever the situation, I can always say and mean
"it's only for x number of months." I like the sense of immediate
gratification of it too.
It works for me! But I know it's definitely not for everyone...
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