SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home805. Are you trained on how to do your job?

If you are trained by an experienced employee, then a factor of control exists. Your training shows that your employer wants you to do your job in a particular way. This is especially true if your training is provided periodically or frequently. On the other hand, independent contractors usually do their jobs using their own approach. They also are not trained by purchasers of their services.