FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for people interested in becoming members or working as a member of The Second Shift.

How does The Second Shift vetting process work?
Our members go through a rigorous review process including checking multiple references and a personal interview. References are general in nature and used ...
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:14 PM
What are the requirements to be accepted to the Second Shift network?
Prospective members must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in their field of expertise. Our members have specialized skills in the areas of finance, ...
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:16 PM
How long is the application process?
Vetting typically takes 1-2 months to complete. 
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:16 PM
Is there a fee for consultants to use The Second Shift?
Use of The Second Shift platform is free for all members. We collect a 5% fee on any project invoices you submit.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:16 PM
Can I upload documents to my profile?
Yes, we encourage you to attach your resume to your profile. Please also add links to your LinkedIn profile and any other online resources you have (persona...
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:17 PM
What are the next steps after I pitch my services to a company for a project?
Companies will message you back if they are interested in contracting for your services for the project that you pitched. Log in to check your messages. We...
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:17 PM
How long until I hear back from my pitch?
This varies—sometimes companies respond to pitches immediately; sometimes it can be a few weeks. 
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:18 PM
Will I find out if I was not selected for a project I pitched?
Yes—when a company decides to more forward with another consultant, we notify everyone who pitched on the project by email.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:18 PM
How are the consulting fees determined?
Companies often post a range in terms of what they are willing to pay for the consulting services they seek, whether it is hourly, monthly or per project, ...
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:19 PM
How do I know what to charge for my services?
At The Second Shift, we believe that it’s important you get paid what you deserve for your expertise. While all companies are cost-sensitive, cost is seldo...
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 at 2:19 PM