Top Picks for Clients in 2015: Understanding and Finding the Right Freelance Talent

January 28, 2016 by

Among 2015’s most popular posts from the Hiring Headquarters, you'll find resources to help unlock the benefits of tapping into the global freelance talent pool. These posts offer a better understanding of how to work with freelancers and demystify some of the more technical roles—like server-side scripting or mobile app development—you might be looking for. Read Full Article

How a Social Media Experiment Led a Creative Entrepreneur to Upwork’s Team

September 1, 2015 by

It isn’t every day that a job seeker grabs headlines, but that’s exactly what Nina Mufleh managed to do with nina4airbnb, a social media experiment to attract Airbnb as well as recruiters and hiring managers in the area. In this post, Upwork’s newest freelance growth manager explains why she joined the Upwork team and is excited to use her talents to help others succeed. Read Full Article

Job Success Helps Freelancers Stand Out

August 25, 2015 by

The Job Success score has played an important role in helping more of Upwork's best freelancers connect with high quality work. Currently, when a client views your profile, they see your Job Success score alongside your 5-star average feedback. In the near future, we'll remove 5-star average feedback entirely and display only your Job Success score throughout most of the Upwork site. Jeff Chen, VP of Trust & Safety, answers some common questions. Read Full Article

Moving Forward On Upwork Innovation

May 12, 2015 by

From faster hiring and better collaboration to support for larger teams and professional growth for freelancers, Upwork has many new innovations to roll out over the coming weeks and months—including some that are already available. Learn more about what we have in the works from Upwork's head of product, Hayden Brown. Read Full Article

Upwork Roadmap Preview: Better Collaboration

May 5, 2015 by

To work closely and always stay in sync, remote teams need a simple way to collaborate. With that in mind, Upwork is building a platform that allows for freelancers and their clients to do much more than send messages. Upwork's Hayden Brown introduces some of the developments we've been working on. Read Full Article

New Job Categories Help Pinpoint Perfect Freelancers

March 25, 2015 by

Earlier this month, oDesk made new job categories available for freelancers to add to their profiles. Today, these new categories are available to clients to begin posting jobs. Clients can now request more types of work on oDesk, and find freelancers with the specific skills they’re looking for more easily. Read Full Article