If you are being considered for contract work on a creative project, make certain the job is actually going to be a good fit for you. You don’t want to jump into a project where your employer’s demands will be unreasonable or where you won’t be able to perform work to the satisfaction of your employer.
To make certain the creative project assignment is one you want to accept, there are a few key questions you can ask before signing on.
How will you manage me when I’m not a full-time employee?
If you are going to be hired on a contract or part-time basis, you won’t have a traditional management relationship with your new employer. Communicate clearly to understand project expectations. Treat this contract employment situation just like a full-time job and receive enough direction to ensure success.
Will the rest of the team accept me and incorporate me into the culture?
You do not want to feel like you are an outsider constantly struggling to get your voice heard. Even if you are just signed on for one project, you can only succeed if the team you are working with treats you as one of them and is committed to shared success for everyone.
Are there any opportunities for long-term hiring for more project?
If you are interested in finding ongoing work, try to take on creative project assignments that have the potential to lead to future opportunities for you. Wasting time at a dead-end job where there’s no chance of future work may not be your best option unless the project is a really interesting one you want to do or will look good on your resume.
By getting the answers to these questions, you can fully understand what you are signing on for and make a smart decision about whether taking on the creative project assignment will be good for your career. Vanguard Staffing can help you find creative project assignments that will allow you to use your skills to advance your professional success. Contact us today to find out more.