Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

“Hm, I keep checking Craig’s List for a web developer to design a site for my cookie store…but I’m hesitant. I don’t want to pay a ridiculous amount of money to a firm. I just need some kid in his mom’s basement that knows how to program a PHP user interface for some extra cash. It’d be cool if there was a way to monitor his work…because I don’t want my developer looking at naughty websites on my wages.”


So oDesk is a volcanic trend today on Google. It’s a website that allows you to build a custom development team from freelancers – and that’s everything from copywriting, graphic design, and web development. You look at the developer’s profile, and it shows you their work history and ratings. You just click hire and you’re working via oDesk’s platform. Pretty cool? Oh yeah.

On the flip side, developers can look for jobs on oDesk. This website makes this whole process a little more legit than the developer looking for jobs via Craig’s List, which has become very popular as of late. Craig’s List posting just seem shady…you have no idea about the work ethic of the freelancer, or the reliability of the client. (I know, I had one try to drop me even though there was an existing contract.)

oDesk’s platform also allows you to track progress to maximize each team member’s efficiency. There are also community forums and resources for both developers and job providers.

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Things are already different in the transfer of power from Bush to Obama. I’m talking change.gov. Obama’s team has created this website to cover transitional developments, and to start getting people involved with Obama’s administration.

Conservative pundits worried that Rahm Emanuel’s appointment as C.O.S. meant a same-old-same-old administration was in the works. Not so. Obama knows what got him into the white house, and his team knows what’s going to help him connect to the people.

Right now you can read the blog, learn about the President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, see their current agenda, and of course see all developments about cabinet picks and administrative job hirings.

Need a job in your next government. This is where you can apply for a role on Obama’s team.

Bookmark this page because it is a small part of Obama’s dream to transform our involvement with our government.

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