I was recently reading an article that covered the unemployment rate for the Millennial generation in the month of January. According to the article, the Millennial unemployment rate jumped from 1.5% in January to 13.1%. The economy is tough, and it is definitely putting Millennial’s in a rock in a hard place. However, with the internet, using Odesk.com, Millennial’s can find a temporary means of survival, and earn a substantial amount of income.
From my observation, Odesk.com provides a great way for Millennial’s to find work. People & businesses all over the world, are searching for individual’s to fulfil temporary and longterm positions. Most jobs listed are jobs that could be completed remotely, from virtual assistants & social media managers, to more tech jobs, like web development and animation.
Odesk.com provides an easy process to get started. You simply sign up with your email, create a profile, and begin searching for a job of your interest. Anyone, who signs up and accepts a job offer from Odesk.com platform, are considered an independent contractor. Moreover, once hired, the employer pays you through the Odesk.com platform, which is then deposited through the independent contractor bank account.
From my experience, the key to successfully finding a job on Odesk.com is the level of experience, ratings, pay requirements, and examples of past work. The better your experience and pay requirements, the better your chances are to getting hired for the job. Keep in mind, that most people and businesses, who are using Odesk.com, are trying to find someone to fulfil a job that would cost them less, compared to a full-time employee. The point is to find good quality work, for a good price.
With the state of today’s economy everyone is trying to cut cost, just like everyone is trying to find a job. It is smart for Millennial’s to adjust their salary, or pay requirements. No-one wants to pay an independent contractor on Odesk.com the same as an employee.
While faced with high unemployment rates, Millennial’s must hustle, and find a way, instead of complaining like the generations before us. Millennial’s might not find work the traditional way, but there are many ways to make money as freelancers.