All Things Upwork

Today we announced a whole new platform we’re developing to give our users personalized work environments tailored to their specific needs.  With this new platform, we are excited to announce the first of our new applications, oDesk Recruit.  This application, designed specifically for employers looking to hire, combines everything an employer needs to find, evaluate and connect with their next remote worker.

oDesk Recruit offers employers a brand new hub – a kind of command central for all your hiring needs.  Everything you need on one, simple page to make finding your next contractor simple and effective:

Manage active jobs

  • Get vital information at a glance, e.g., see when you have new applicants and messages awaiting your response.
  • Take action on your job with links to edit your post, make it private or public, or close it.

Find contractors

  • Post a new job
  • Start a new search
  • Access your saved contractor list (yes, this is now easy to find!)

Get Help

  • Helpful alerts when you need to take action on your account
  • Relevant tips to make a great remote hire


And, this is just the beginning.  Coming very soon, we’re launching a new work management application to help employers more easily manage your work and stay in touch with your team.  And, for contractors, we’ve got something in store for you too!  Look for the first contractor specific application, launching in the next few weeks. It’s designed to help you more effectively manage your career and find your next great work opportunity.

Have feedback?  Visit our community forum post to discuss oDesk Recruit with other users, or send us direct feedback via our survey (see the link at the top of every page in the new oDesk)

Mollie Carter

Director of Freelancer Marketing

As director of freelancer marketing, Mollie Carter brings to Elance-oDesk extensive marketing experience in the Internet and software industry. As a senior manager at PayPal, she was part of the founding team for PayPal’s first telesales organization, helping to build the team to an astounding $50M in annual revenue. While director at PayPal, Mollie led the Merchant Acquisition Marketing and Consumer Engagement Marketing divisions, developing… read more