June 16, 2024

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LinkedIn wants to help freelancers find new jobs

LinkedIn wants to help freelancers find new jobs

NS LinkedIn Offer a resource to help connect freelancers with companies that need professionals to perform specific services. named service marketThe idea is to create a type of classifieds to enable people to apply for short or occasional job opportunities advertised by contractors.

To start, the social network promises integration with sites that specialize in practice, such as Upwork and Fiverr. Both services offer pretty much the same thing, but Fiveer is aimed at freelancers (because people provide their services), while Upwork is focused on businesses (they post ads and people provide budgets).

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The social platform should help balance things out, though you are more likely to adopt the Upwork model. After each work carried out, companies will be able to evaluate the performance Freeella – But he will not be able to evaluate the contractor – and this can help him get a good reputation for more opportunities.

Testing of this mediation began about a year ago, initially in the US market, and involved about two million users. Now, with everything adjusted, the site should release the tool to 800 million users worldwide, a number much higher than Upword’s 23 million and Fiverr’s 2.5 million.

If this option is enabled, you can offer your services on LinkedIn (Image: Screenshot/Canaltech)

Anyone interested should check if the resource has already been made available to their profile, because this distribution should be gradual: just find the button near the top and bottom of the photo and bio sections. The user will be able to select their skills in the profile, the types of projects they want to work on, and from there, apply for them Offers made available.

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The services market is free and already contains about 250 job categories, a number that should grow to at least 500 in the coming months. .

Source: Take Crunch

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