Job search and taking a contract job

beccawilliams's profile thumbnail
Hi Rebecca. You could tell them you've accepted a contract role for six months that will allow you the flexibility you need to re-evaluate priorities and would like to follow up in four months (or whenever it makes sense along the way) to see what their hiring pipeline looks like at that time.I don't personally know of any stigma attached to contract roles in general (although sometimes contract folks within companies are treated differently than W-2 folks) and it's none of their business that it's part-time, so I wouldn't feel a need to volunteer that. Anyone who'd fault you for accepting or declining any kind of role (whatever the details) right now probably isn't someone you want to work with anyway.
lirida's profile thumbnail
Hi, I think you should be transparent with these companies about your start date. Confirm with them that they are OK with you starting at the time you want. That opens up the conversation about whether you should interview now or closer to your start date.