Does too many contract jobs look bad on resume?

Walmart.com wtfoxtrot
Jun 29 10 Comments

Hello Everyone,
I'm currently working as a contractor. I've had past three experiences as a contractor which didn't go so well, and had to move to different companies (1 due to reorg, and two due to budget issues). My past stints have been 5-7 months in avg. Got to dabble and experience new areas of work like ML. But, now I feel like my resume is a patchwork of contract experiences. Because, when the manager or recruiter asks why I left so-so in 6 months, is it okay to say I've just been a contractor ? Do you think this hurts my chances of getting a FT job?

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  • Microsoft FIjW55
    It's less favorable compared to someone who has 2+ years at the same employer. The thing with contracting on a resume is you never know if it was terminated due to the contract ending or the candidate just wasn't a good fit.

    Pro tip from me, include that the contract ended or job was complete. It gives the hiring manager something to work with when you're up against Joe with x consecutive years at big company.
    Jun 29 2
    • Walmart.com wtfoxtrot
      OP
      ahh i see. Thank you very much!
      Jun 29
    • Microsoft FIjW55
      No problem.
      Jun 29
  • Amazon Barsoom
    Focus on improving your resume by getting certificates around your experience that helps a lot. I would put a positive spin and say I finished the project early And gained knowledge
    Jun 29 1
    • Walmart.com wtfoxtrot
      OP
      That's a good way. Thanks! But I don't understand, what do you mean by "getting certificates around experience"?
      Jun 29
  • VMware yehaaaa
    Yes
    Jun 29 0
  • New / Eng qKsg80
    Just put it under one job that did work for multiple companies as clients.
    Jun 29 3
    • Walmart.com wtfoxtrot
      OP
      But, won't it come under background checks?
      Jun 29
    • New / Eng qKsg80
      I'm not saying lie, just reframe the truth do that you don't look like a deadbeat. People don't read resumes very deeply.
      Jun 29
    • VMware yehaaaa
      That still doesn’t make a difference
      Jun 29