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How to get your contract renewed ?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by aushus, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. aushus

    aushus Byte Poster

    Hello Everyone,

    I have been working for a large software firm as a contractor and my contract is for 6 months.

    I am working under a recruitment company which resources me as a contractor Senior Systems Engineer and I love the company ! and my role.

    I have been working there for 2 months and I have done well and I made a huge GOOD impact to their exsisting enviroment and I know my managers are super happy with me.

    My question is how do i get this 6 month contract to be lets say 9 months or even a year?

    I was brought in due to the lack of resources and the talent they had and they wanted a speclaist in identity and access management as well as Office 365 to operate at a senior technical level and lead projects as well as assit in projects when needed and from what i heard they still want more people.

    I honestly dont wanna be a permanat employee there and i would love to continue as a contractor cause i get very good money.

    From what i heard from my other co workers there have been contractors in our team that had their contracts extended but not more than a year.

    I think i finally found my ideal company with a matching role and a good salary :( and would suck if its over in 6 months.

    They say good things dont last long so I will not get attached also my co workers love me for the first time and i get along with everyone.
  2. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    So usually the contract re-negotiation usually starts about 6 weeks before the end of the current contract, usually they like to have it all done and dusted a couple of weeks before the current one runs out, however that doesn't always happen.

    One thing to be careful of, contractor roles are usually there to fill a specific role, it's cheaper to hire contractors for roles where head count is an issue but if there isn't an issue then they would usually prefer to get that role on the books full time as it's far cheaper for the company that way.

    One thing you really need to be mindful of as a contractor is that you're not really part of the business politics, don't get involved in them because it's going to end badly, especially if there are FTE's involved, my advice, do your job, don't make waves and keep earning the nice money.
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