Apply for work

The most natural way to start working is by following the quick start guide:
There are two ways of starting out to work on projects with Deep Work:
  1. 1.
    As an Expert when you're confident that your skills are at the level of quality Deep Work delivers.
  2. 2.
    As a Collaborator, if you're not 100% confident of your skillset. This means you can mainly learn and gather experience in a realistic environment. You don't need to be highly skilled and you don't carry responsibility.
All work is being compensated.
Deep Work's system is designed to prioritize the recruitment of Experts. This means the Experts on a project tend to select Collaborators they either know personally, have worked with in the past or who seem to be able to reduce the total workload.
That said, the more Experts are available, the more accessible are the Collaborator spots.

Apply as an Expert

If you are highly skilled and confident of being so, please fill out the collaborator Typeform and reach out to another Expert in the Community. You can find them by their blue name and an "Expert" badge on their profile. Make them aware of your application and ask them about the next opportunity to work on a project.
If they like your work, they will then supervise you on the next available project.

Apply as a Collaborator

If you have never worked with Deep Work and you are not 100% confident with your skillset, we recommend you to start as a Collaborator and select a few tasks you feel confident with. This makes you familiar with the Deep Work environment, the speed, and the processes of our work.
To apply as a Collaborator, join our Discord and fill out this Typeform.
This will unlock internal channels and allow you to start working on client-facing projects. During your application, you will be asked a few basic questions about yourself and sign an agreement.
Here's what happens next:
  1. 1.
    Once you've applied, watch out for new internal project channels and [email protected]
  2. 2.
    Once a project gets confirmed, you will be able to apply to the particular project.
  3. 3.
    Your application to the particular project will be seen by our Experts and Facilitators.
  4. 4.
    In case the Expert decides to select you out of all other applicants, you will be invited to the project.
  5. 5.
    You tell the Expert in private which of the tasks from the workflow of your desired skill domain you are confident with.
  6. 6.
    If you work together successfully, they will leave you feedback, assign you a role with the level you applied for and you can join the next project.
  7. 7.
    With each project, you (hopefully) gain experience, until you feel confident being an Expert yourself.
This process can feel slow but it is consistent. Participating in community events will strengthen your personal relationship with other community members and make it more likely for them to collaborate with you on a project in the future.