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From: Glenn Petersen2/24/2019 12:08:16 PM
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I am using Upwork to fill a management position for a startup. The quality of the resumes that I have been receiving has been quite high.

I did have some problems when I initially tried to post the listing. Upwork suspended my account over their concern that my job posting might be a “scam.” It took me two days to get the suspension lifted.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (11)2/24/2019 12:15:34 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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I used oDesk now Upwork for graphic design work. They are good and the people who apply for the work all have good track records, but some say they can do more than the actually can.

Brad used them to create the graphics for SI when he bought SI back in 2011. He used an artist from Ukraine.

Upwork is a great site for getting work done. But you really have to research the people who apply as some over qualify their resumes.

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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (12)2/24/2019 2:43:35 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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I have been happy with the site. Yes, some people may inflate their resumes, but by the time I have slogged through the resumes, conducted phone interviews, seen a selected group of candidates face-to-face, and checked references, my biggest concern, as always, will be my judgment.

Sites like Upwork and Indeed have certainly made seeking work and hiring employees more efficient, although the compensation for gig work has probably taken a hit because of the pricing transparency.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (13)5/16/2019 9:44:45 PM
From: FR1
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I agree with most of the comments. I used to use eLance which I thought was much better GUI. UpWork is not as user friendly.

One thing you can do is look at the portfolio that each person has. Only hire people that look good to you. If you have a good experience then save the worker's name and info. In a short time you will have a list of good workers that you like.

The great thing is that you do not have to keep your workers on staff and have them sit around half the time.

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From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)5/30/2019 10:06:58 PM
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Not UpWork but very interesting experiment on Fiverr

(Some pretty amazing art for 25 bucks)


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