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How It Works
An overview of how work happens on GradSkills
HOW IT WORKS
Find freelance jobs that fit your interests, skills & schedule and apply directly, or get invited by companies seeking your talents. Apply in minutes using your GradSkills profile – it’s fast, simple & easy.
Your Gradskills profile offers several ways to showcase your abilities & stand out, whether or not you have lots of professional experience. Use your profile to put your best foot forward, and get noticed by the companies you want to work with most.
Cover notes are optional, but can help set you apart. Adding a short, effective cover note to an application lets you connect with clients and gives an opportunity to highlight the motivations, skills & attributes that make you a great fit for the project.
Connect with project owners remotely to discuss details and see if there's a good fit. Agree on deliverables, timing & cost for the job, then get hired as a freelancer with a click and start working.
Remote work relies on virtual communication. Taking Simple steps like making sure your tech is working & calling from a quiet location can go a long way to building trust with project owners.
One of the best ways to stand out in a project interview is to bring your own ideas about how to execute the project. You'll showcase your knowledge & bring value to project owners.
Work from anywhere without spending money on costly housing & travel. Manage tasks & deliverables independently around your schedule, and collaborate with clients remotely.
Agree with project owners up front when & where (on what channels) you will be available and when key deliverables should be expected.
Use Gradskills messaging (or other channels) to stay in regular contact with project teams, and share key information & updates proactively.
When in doubt, ask questions; it shows you're engaged, avoids miscommunication, and helps ensure successful outcomes.
Get paid for your work and keep the money you earn. Collect positive reviews from happy clients and build a portfolio to help you find more projects and/or land your dream job after university.
If first impressions are most important, last impressions are close behind. Asking for feedback and making final edits to your work is a great way to leave a happy client & earn a great reference to help you in the future.
Every project grows your professional network. Let clients know you're open to more projects and/or full-time graduate roles on their team, and offer to keep in touch after the project via their preferred channels.
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Apply to as many projects as you like & get hired unlimited times, all for free.
A 10% service fee is applied directly to payments made by clients.More info
When you accept projects on GradSkills, you get the latest innovations in remote work protections trusted by millions of freelancers on global professional freelance marketplaces, including pay-as-you-go milestones and secure escrow payment. Clients deliver funds into an escrow account before you start work on each milestone, and they must release funds before you start work on the next milestone.
It is 100% free to join GradSkills, apply for projects and get hired. GradSkills charges a service fee of 10% on payments you receive from clients.
The only collaboration tool required by GradSkills is a valid email address. Clients may further ask you to collaborate with them via their preferred tools (e.g., G Suite, Slack, Zoom).
Accepting a project on GradSkills only requires agreement between you and the client. You should always check your University’s guidelines regarding independent paid work.
Absolutely! Relevant experience is critical to landing the right role after graduation, and you can use your GradSkills project history and positive feedback from clients to bolster your professional profile wherever you present it. You may even find your next graduate role directly on GradSkills.