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Local startups hire global help via online service

Adam Bender | Feb. 18, 2013
oDesk addresses local skills gap and isn't outsourcing, says CEO Gary Swart.

When he started, Charchar applied for jobs posted on the website but as he gained feedback on the site he began getting job offers. “Over the last six months, I haven’t contacted anyone—everyone just contacts me.”

Charchar said he has not been deterred by the large amount of competition for jobs on oDesk.

“Much of the competition is not very good,” he said. “If you really put effort into applying for a job, you’ve got a good chance of getting it. And if not, you’ll get the next one.”

Charchar added that he’s built relationships with several of his clients. “It’s good to keep working with the same people, because you just get more of a feel for what they want and need.”


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