Looking for work and I have been targeting FT roles at FAANG company (non-tech) for a while.
I recently was offered and decided to do a contract role through a staffing/recruiting agency with a placement at a FAANG company’s affiliate/related company (e.g., WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube etc.) to have an in. It is potentially contract to permanent and they converted a person recently in the same role recently.
Before this, a couple friends/colleagues at the company referred me in January but also said the company usually takes a pretty long time in its recruiting/hiring. I was only just reached out to from recruiting about a role a couple weeks ago and only just spoke with the HM about a FT role this week. Also I’ve been waiting to get set up with the company’s contracting service since verbally accepting but that has also taken several weeks so when the company’s internal recruiters reached out about the FT role still wasn’t sure what was going on and as it was target FT role I am happy to interview.
The contract role is roughly equivalent in just base salary and level at the company but the direct role is obviously more/better in total comp etc. and a direct hire with the company’s benefits. I don’t know yet if I’m actually progressing forward with the FT role until maybe week’s end but everything is in early stages and seems to take the company a while/several months to onboard (even with the contracting it seems).
Should I be telling the recruiter/agency that I’m interviewing for FT roles....or is that a given with accepting contract work? I haven’t started the contract or signed anything but now they are suddenly wanting to move quickly with on boarding and immediate start. I’d honestly be fully happy with the role/company if it were FTE but if the other role progressed I would prefer it since it’s a FT role immediately on joining.
If I continue with the “bird in hand” and also happen to make it through the next stages of interviewing for a FT role while starting with the contract (since it seems the company is uniformly slow to onboard) would I need to disclose this while continuing interviewing or would it be a bridge to cross only if there is a later offer and discussion on availability to start?
Any thoughts? Thanks!
tl;dr - should I be telling anyone that I am simultaneously interviewing for a Ft role at the company after accepting a contract role?
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