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'Elance' as a skill??

oquintela
Community Guru
Olga Q Member Since: Sep 5, 2012
1 of 11

Probably, this has been around for a long time (?), but today I was quite surprised to see Elance among a freelancer's skills...

 

 

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colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
2 of 11

What does that little box say when you hover above Elance? Smiley Happy

oquintela
Community Guru
Olga Q Member Since: Sep 5, 2012
3 of 11

@Nichola L wrote:

What does that little box say when you hover above Elance? Smiley Happy


 

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testsandeep
Community Leader
Sandeep C Member Since: Oct 24, 2013
4 of 11

I have not seen it anybody's profile but it could be a tag to identify freelancers from elance.

oquintela
Community Guru
Olga Q Member Since: Sep 5, 2012
5 of 11

@Sandeep C wrote:

I have not seen it anybody's profile but it could be a tag to identify freelancers from elance.


It's a "skill" that anyone can add.

 

 

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oquintela
Community Guru
Olga Q Member Since: Sep 5, 2012
6 of 11

I'm about to start a riot here Smiley LOL

 

Why can't I add Odesk as a skill? I don't mean odesk-api, I mean oDesk, the company.

 

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csjarmitage
Community Guru
Christy A Member Since: Dec 30, 2015
7 of 11

I wonder if this was a work around for the clients that were complaining that they couldn't find their old Elance freelancers when they made the move to Upwork.

21b71db8
Active Member
Kate V Member Since: Mar 2, 2016
8 of 11

If I recall correctly, any tests you take on Elance will automatically add the corresponding skill it tests for on your skill list. For example if I take the SEO Test and pass it, then SEO will be added to my skills list if I haven't added it previously.

 

So people who took the Elance test (equivalent to the Upwork Readiness Test) and passed, will list Elance as a skill.

reichstephen
Community Guru
Stephen R Member Since: Jun 19, 2015
9 of 11

What a joke. Elance as a skill.

"Im the greatest, I worked Elance!"

 

Get over yourself.

 

Christ the online community is a mess.

Welcome to the Global community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
10 of 11

Thanks for flagging it, Olga. We forwarded this to the team and they'll have the skill removed.

 

 

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