Blog Posts by Ryan Mcauliffe
SAP Fieldglass has been busy hitting the road for events! Yesterday we provided a recap of CWS Summit North America and today I am here to share updates from ProcureCon Indirect West 2016 which took place in Arizona last week. We were excited to be a returning sponsor of this annual conference that brings together procurement professionals to network, exchange best practices and knowledge share about industry trends.
There's one question every student dreads as their undergraduate career comes to an end: what are your plans for after graduation? Rather than focusing solely on searching for full time opportunities, graduates today would be wise to consider contracting. From flexible schedules and exposure to different projects, to developing varied skillsets and well-paid assignments, the benefits of freelancing speak for themselves.
Today we continue our workforce tips series with a deep dive into why contingent work is beneficial for new graduates in today's market. It’s no coincidence that the number of freelancers has grown as more millennials have entered the workforce. A recent study found 38% of millennials freelance – a higher percentage than any other generation.
So, what advice do we have for new graduates who are considering contract work? We asked them:
Last week we announced a new blog series highlighting just how beneficial contract work can be for new graduates. Several SAP Fieldglass employees shared why they chose contract positions after finishing college to kick start their careers.
Today we are focusing on how their experiences have influenced their careers. We asked:
How do you think your contingent work experience has impacted your career today?
You go to college, get a degree, find a job with benefits and a 401K and work your way up the corporate ladder – right? Not anymore. In fact, millennials are the most likely age group to freelance – 38% are already engaging with companies in this way.