I recently received an offer for a job with a new company who have sent out a screening questionnaire with a request for 5 years of employment history. For the past 2.5 years I have worked for a large company as a full time employee but prior to that I helped a friend at his startup.
It was a relatively short period of about 4 months which I started when he received funding from a regional business development agency. We agreed to use 20% for the business and split the remaining in half for us to live on over those four months. After those four months the business was unsuccessful and we went our separate ways. This business grant was the only money we received, we made no money from customers.
The company was officially registered with the UK government. It is apparently still active according to Companies House. I am not listed as an officer and I did not sign a contract of employment. I did not receive any payslips nor did I pay any tax. I also did not create or send any invoices.
How do I put this down in the screening questionnaire? There are choices for permanent, agency, freelancer/self-employed, work experience, education or unemployed.