Managers can have a hard time finding workers they really enjoy in the gig economy. If you make yourself stand out in a crowded room (or large roster), you could set yourself up for future jobs, gigs and success.
Starting a new job is exciting and, when you’re a worker in the gig economy, you might have more first-days than others. After a few gigs, your first day excitement might fade a little as you just try to figure out what you need to know and do to get yourself to that first shift.
As an independent worker, you’re accustomed to interviewing often to line up your next opportunity. Even so, learning that the hiring manager is down to considering you and one other person can be nerve-wracking.