When it comes to hiring online talent, Odesk and Elance are two of the most popular sites. Elance has over 3 million freelancers available and over one million companies call on Odesk to help them with qualified talent.
From writers to developers, each has a large stable of workers to complete small to large projects. In fact, according to each site, companies such as OpenTable and Careerbuilder, have called upon them to find the right candidates.
With these credentials, many ask if there is a difference between the two and which one would give them the best candidates to work for them.
In this post, I will look at a few areas of interest, how they differ and which would be the right choice for hiring online talent.
How Do You Post a Job?
As someone looking to hire talent for your project, you want to post a job that’s going to attract the right types of freelancers. Although both give you this option, I couldn’t find much on instructions for either without first, creating an account.
For Odesk, I only found a small snippet of information on the job posting process. In fact, I only found a few sentences that explained it. The link with the “posting a job” took me to the register page. I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to take the time to post a job, I would like more information without having to “sign-up” first.