This is Part 2 of 2 of 10 Mistakes To Avoid As A Contract Worker. Here are some of the most common mistakes that contractors make and how to avoid them in the next gig. Not setting expectations
Amidst the excitement of a new project or new client, you may want to start getting to work immediately. But before you start, be sure you take some extra time to document your agreement appropriately. Without an agreement, there is the opportunity for a lot of misunderstandings and confusion for you and the client. At a basic level, the agreement should define the scope of work, duration, deliverables and payment terms.
Letting it get to your head
Being a contract worker is a constant lesson in humility. One of the biggest mistakes a contractor can make is to get overly confident and start turning down projects and clients that you think are beneath you. Landing one large, high-profile client does not mean that “you’ve made it” and can close the door on other opportunities. Always be respectful of current relationships and still be open to making new ones. Even if you are on an upward trajectory, you never know how things will play out