It’s very easy to get stuck in the vicious cycle of stagnation in a secure job. Network engineers that are in traditional employment are no different. However, those working through on-demand opportunities can often fast-track their progress.
Each project builds up their experience. Meanwhile, it only takes one short-term job in a more senior role to open the door to this new level of work. Given that most contracts only last a short while too, this can be an ideal way to grow at the quickest possible rate.
There’s nothing worse than feeling trapped in a job. Still, fears of job prospects (even when they are baseless concerns) makes it hard to escape. This can lead to a monotonous cycle of visiting the same building each day to complete the same mundane networking tasks.