Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone become a GigX member and be listed in the GigX Directory?
Our directory is for anyone director-level and above, including C-level executives. Eligible titles include:
- Director and Senior Director
- VP, Senior VP, Executive VP
- CEO, CFO, CMO, CIO and other C-suite titles
- President, Owner, Founder and Co-founder
If you’re an executive seeking fractional employment, you can join GigX and create a profile.
I already have a full-time job. Why should I create a profile in the GigX Directory?
Full-time employment can feel secure, but there are no guarantees. By listing in the GigX Directory, you let potential employers know that you’re interested in considering offers. You’re opening yourself up to more options, and having options is another form of security. Whether you accept an offer or not is up to you.
I’m already listed with other job sites. Why should I join GigX?
GigX isn’t a job site. GigX maintains a directory of fractional CxOs, made up of director-level and above executives from around the world. The directory makes it easy for potential employers to find seasoned fractional leadership, as well as experts to speak at conferences and serve on boards of directors. Unlike job sites, our fees are very straightforward. You only pay for an ongoing membership, nothing more.
Besides the membership fee, does GigX charge anything when I get hired for fractional roles?
To elaborate, we don’t make you pay extra when a potential employer clicks onto your resume. We don’t take a percentage of your fractional earnings. Our goal is to make it easy for organizations to find you, so you can get hired.
Do companies pay to search for fractional employees?
No. We don’t charge companies, agents, or search firms anything to use the GigX Directory for fractional hiring. Access is free and unlimited. However, we are exploring a few service offerings to allow potential employers to find you quicker, as they have expressed interest in such a service.
How will I know if someone wants to interview me?
Organizations who are interested in you will contact you directly, either by a GigX email message or phone.
What is the difference between CxO and CXO?
A CXO is a Chief Experience Officer, while CxO is used to describe all "Chief [fill in the blank] Officer" roles. When we refer to Fractional CxO, it is meant to represent all fractional C-level titles.
How is fractional different than interim?
A fractional role is typically part-time, for a long period of time. Because of the part-time nature of a fractional role, it's usually possible to hold several of these roles simultaneously.
How do I design my GigX profile to optimize my chances of being contacted by a prospective client?
When your profile is well-crafted, it works like your own personal career agent. To make your profile as strong and effective as possible, click the link below and follow these best practices.
I purchased my membership before the tiers were introduced. How does this impact me?
If you joined with a paid membership before the membership tiers were created, you will be grandfathered in at the Gold tier for the remainder of your membership term.
If I buy the limited-time offer for the Gold tier membership, how long do I receive the discounted price?
The discounted Gold membership price will remain in effect for 12 months, after which the price will return to the current tier pricing in effect at that time.
Can I pay for an annual subscription instead of monthly? If so, do I get a discount?
Yes and yes! If you choose to pay annually you will receive 12 months of membership for the price of 10 months.
I want to include more than one job title in my profile. What are my options?
You can include multiple titles by choosing the Gold or Platinum membership tiers, which include up to 8 titles.
If I join at the free Bronze tier and then want to add a job title, what can I do?
The Bronze tier includes one job title. Upgrading to the Gold or Platinum tiers will allow you to add up to 7 additional titles.
I joined at the Bronze tier. How can I upgrade to Silver, Gold or Platinum?
You can upgrade your membership at any time by going to your profile and clicking on the “UPGRADE MEMBERSHIP” button. Upgraded memberships will take effect immediately and you will be charged a prorated amount for the remainder of your current membership term.
What if I want to downgrade my membership?
You can downgrade their membership at any time by going to your profile and clicking on “Edit Profile” to choose a lower membership tier. Your current membership tier will remain in effect until the end of your current membership term and will convert to the new tier at the time of renewal.
How do I get started building my profile with help from GigX with a Platinum membership?
Once you become a Platinum Member, our Customer Success team will reach out to you to discuss next steps. Your GigX Concierge will partner with you to provide assistance and guidance with all elements of your profile, such as your visual presence (profile photos & video), keywords, copywriting & editing, social channels, suitable titles, the inclusion of resume and professional documents (white papers, case studies, etc), and more, to create the best presentation to prospective employers.
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time on the "Payment" screen in the “Edit Profile” section of your profile. Your current membership tier will remain in effect until the end of your current term and will be converted to a free Bronze membership automatically when that term ends. Your Profile will remain visible in the directory but will only display the information included with the Bronze membership. If you wish your profile to no longer be listed in the directory, you can hide your profile via the setting on the same page. If you wish to have your account removed completely, please contact support for assistance.