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Contract/Gig

ABOUT CONTRACT/GIG EMPLOYMENT

Contract/Gig employment is a non-traditional work field that tends to be temporary or projected based. The work could be either a full-time or part-time position, often involving flexibility, variable scheduling, and less direct supervision. As the economy grows rapidly through globalization and technological advancement, more and more companies adapt to these quick changes by hiring contract/gig workers to provide them with more specialized skills.

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Some of the questions employers asked during an interview include previous project experience, current project priority, and schedule for the contract. The candidate should show that they have the skills and motivation to perform the tasks, commit to the contract schedule and work independently with little or no supervision from the organization.

How much time do you have to dedicate this project?

Projects that are contractual or entail remote work often require the ability to self-manage and set your own pace. An employer will be looking for someone who can clearly define their commitment and set a timeline.

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Knowing how many hours you will work each week and what can be accomplished in those hours will demonstrate that you've thought through the project deliverables. You'll want to set realistic hours and timelines to manage the expectations of the employer.

Do you anticipate having any competing projects or priorities while working with us?


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Based on your understanding of our needs, how can you help our project succeed and what, if any, obstacles or roadblocks can you foresee?


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What is your general approach to launching a project in terms of strategy, effectiveness, and efficiency?


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Which elements from your portfolio bear the closest resemblance to the project we'll need you to work on for us?


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Why are you interested in this contract assignment?


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The interviewer wants to know not only are you qualified for this role, but does this position align your career goals. Your answer will help reassure them that, despite being a contract worker, you are committed to the project.

Tell me about a time you've had to quickly adjust to a new environment.


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Describe how you would work and communicate with us/our employees given the short-term nature of your role.


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How do you track and bill for your time on a contract?


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How do you ensure that you define and meet contract deliverables?


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How do you get motivated as a contract worker when working with other employees?


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Can you share your previous contract experience?


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Part Time

ABOUT PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

A part-time position is defined as employment that are scheduled to work less than a full-time position and is often work in shifts. In addition, a part-time position usually involves working for less than 30 hours a week and provides more flexibility for individuals who may have other commitments in their daily lives. Therefore, when considering a part-time position, make sure that the work hours would not interfere with your personal commitments.

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Since a part-time position often requires working in shifts, some key values the employers are looking for when seeking a part-time candidate are their dependability, adaptability, and work ethics.

Would you prefer full-time if a position were available?


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Why are you seeking part-time employment over full-time?


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What days/hours are you available to work?


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What other commitments do you have in addition to this job?


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Given that the role is part-time, how would you manage your time effectively and coordinate your work shift to shift?


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What does your schedule look like?


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Do you have any activities that would prevent you from working your schedule?


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This position involves occasionally working in different shifts (e.g. night or weekend shifts.) What's your availability and how flexible are you?


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