Contract and on demand work can be a great way to create a custom fit. In the current job market there are, admittedly, a large number of workers who would prefer to have more stable long-term employment. But there is also a large segment of the population that chooses contract work, and it’s to that group that our advice is geared. For this group, contract work has proven resilient in a tough market and coveted to make a flexible work-life fit at different points in the life course. Contract and on-demand workers include people seeking a balanced life, retirees seeking a challenge and income, and workers seeking a test-drive before jumping back into a staff position. At its best, this type of work offers great promise to both the employee and employing organization.