Finding a job that meets your needs is as important as an employer finding a candidate that meets their needs. That goes for the role, the compensation, and increasingly so the flexibility as well. But finding a power generation job that is flexible in the ways you need most can be a challenge if you don’t know where to look or how to position yourself to win the opportunity. Here are four tips to help get you going in the right direction, and help you find the job that is the right fit for you.

Consider Contract Work

If you haven’t considered contract work as a viable option for a more flexible source of power generation opportunities, you’ve been missing out. Contract work is by nature very flexible. There are any number of different contract types or lengths available to date. It’s the work that defines the role when it comes to short-term or project work. Contracts can be remote, on-site, full-time, or part-time. They are the very definition of flexible work that you can customize to meet your needs. But it requires committing to contracting in order to make it work long term. You need to know what your needs are, be clear and upfront with both staffing firms and employers about what you are looking for and why. Not every contract will be the right one, but you can certainly find the one that meets your needs with a sense of dedication to contract work.

Highlight Your Past Successes

Contract work is still competitive. You will need to prove your value and your abilities to employers before being handed the role. The trick to standing out from the crowd when it comes to winning a contract is to highlight your past successes. Show your work history and accomplishments where you’ve worked successfully in a flexible working environment. How did you manage the challenges? How did you communicate with managers and team members? Why are you capable of doing the best job because of or despite the differences of a flexible schedule? Come to the table ready with real-world examples of success, not just ideas of how it will work out. Employers trust experience – so be sure to show that experience both in your technical skills and your flexible work experience.

Work with a Recruiter

The single best way to find and win those flexible contract jobs in the power generation industry, you need to build a relationship with a recruiter. The landscape of the energy industry has changed drastically over recent years. The growing popularity of alternative energies, including solar power, wind power, even tidal power, all have helped to reshape the market. Not to mention the dramatic changes new technologies and trends have brought to the industry. Working with a recruiter might be just what you need to get your foot in the door with the companies who are looking for professionals with your unique skill set, but who also can offer the contract flexibility you need.

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