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An overview of how work happens on GradSkills
HOW IT WORKS
Posting a job is easy and free. Just describe your project, set a budget and hit "Post". Wait for applicants to come to you, or browse talent and invite favorites directly to your project.
You can choose to hire for one-off tasks or to hire on a recurring weekly / monthly basis.
For task-based projects, define when you need work completed.
Set a budget range to target talent and agree on a final rate after meeting candidates.
Choose your preferred criteria for applicants, including skills, degree level & more.
Review candidate profiles and message favorites through GradSkills. Meet candidates remotely to discuss your project & evaluate fit, or hire the best candidate on the spot with a single click.
Find candidates based on university, degree level, degree focus, graduation date & more.
Browse candidates' portfolios containing examples of prior project work.
Review candidates' prior work experience, just like you would on a CV.
See verified ratings & read reviews from prior clients so you can hire with confidence.
Manage your projects 100% remotely using GradSkills tools or your own. Structure communication & workflow around your schedule, and get results when you need them.
Communicate clear expectations regarding project stages, deliverables & timing.
Use milestones as built-in checkpoints to ensure work is going as planned.
Paying by milestone limits risk and helps ensure all parties honour their commitments.
Cancel a contract for any reason before starting work on the next milestone.
Start each milestone to let your freelancer begin work, and release payment only when the milestone is complete and you've approved it. Then move on to the next milestone.
Break projects into as many milestones as you want, and pay one milestone at a time.
When you pay by task, deposit funds into a secure escrow-like account prior to starting.
Release payment only when work is complete and you are satisfied with the results.
Pay easily with a single click, and automatically receive invoices for your records.
Choose a category for your first job and preview available talent.
Describe your job and register for a free account, then click 'Post'.
Wait for candidates to apply, or browse and invite talent directly.
It's free to join Gradskills - there are no sign-up costs & no membership fees
It's free to post jobs, invite talent to apply to your jobs and hire talent.
A small processing fee of approx 2% is charged on transactionsMore info
Absolutely! When you hire a freelancer, you can choose between a task-based setup (one-off tasks for a fixed price), or a time-based setup (a number of hours per week / month at an hourly rate).
You can conveniently start, manage and end job milestones directly from your GradSkills job page. You can also message with your freelancer directly from GradSkills. When the job is complete, just end the contract and leave a review for your freelancer.
When you hire on GradSkills you can adopt our default template service contract and start work right away. Or you can choose to amend or replace our template contract with your own terms, which freelancers must then agree to.
When you hire on GradSkills, you get the latest innovations in remote work security trusted by millions of clients on top professional freelance platforms, including standard contracts, pay-as-you-go milestones and secure payment.
Yes, and it's free! Part of the mission of GradSkills is to bridge the gap between university and career. GradSkills lets you easily and efficiently build a proven pool of talent you've worked with, from which you can recruit for future graduate roles. We do not charge any conversion fees when you hire freelancers as employees.