PLEASANTON, Calif. December 16, 2017
With millions of jobs posted on Upwork annually, freelancers earn more than $1 billion via the site each year and market more than 5,000 skills such as web, mobile and software development. As technology rapidly evolves, it's imperative for freelancers to pursue skill-related education in order to stay up to date on new and emerging skills. As an Upwork Business and Educational Resource partner, CareerWaze’s Intelligent Career Assistant can help independent professionals upgrade and enhance their skill set and stand out while bidding on projects.
The current Knowledge Economy asserts that having marketable skills is the core of Human Capital. Technical skills are evolving rapidly and professional online learning options are also proliferating, but users have no guidance in navigating the confusing maze of choices and assessing their impact on career goals. As more professionals leave the corporate workforce to pursue the flexibility and independence that comes with freelance work and more forward thinking companies turn to an on-demand workforce as part of their talent drives, we will be seeing a shift in the human capital paradigm to include independent workstreams. Some freelancer tech skills pay way more than others. To join the ranks of well remunerated freelancers one has to be aware of the in-demand skills that hirers are looking for. CareerWaze's ever expanding skill graph has more than 20 domains including AI, Blockchain, DevOps, Big Data, Mobile, Cloud and hundreds of skills and more than 15 sources of learning that could greatly help in upskilling the freelance community.
Forrester, the global research and advisory firm, forecasts that 16% of jobs will disappear due to automation technologies between now and 2025, but that new jobs equivalent to 9% of today's jobs will be created to support those technologies. To make this transition, we’ll need more software engineers, data scientists and network engineers. Whether you are out in the market looking for a job or you are looking to upskill yourself, you should not be without CareerWaze.
“There’s so much opportunity for learning online, but it’s hard to navigate the many offerings. CareerWaze helps create a personalized learning path for those looking to hone their skills,” said Nancy Van Brunt, Director of Freelancer Success at Upwork.
Vijji Suryadevara, Founder & CEO of CareerWaze commented: “We are happy to partner with the Upwork community as a business and educational resource, providing freelancers an additional opportunity to develop their skills even further.”
Jayati Sengupta, Co-Founder & Chief of Product & Marketing at CareerWaze also added: “At CareerWaze we do the hard work of discovering and categorizing all available professional learning content from multiple sources such as Course Providers, MOOCs, Videos, Slideshare, Tutorials, Quora, Meetups etc. using Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning/AI technologies and skill graphs. We then make personalized recommendations based on gap analysis. I believe that this can help freelancers address specific gaps before bidding on jobs”
CareerWaze, http://www.careerwaze.com is an AI driven intelligent career navigation platform helping people acquire in demand skills needed for employment and career growth.
CareerWaze provides a curated view of evolving skills, career growth options and personalized learning recommendations. The recommendations are based on the discovery, analysis & categorization of skill trends and learning content like MOOCs, Videos, Presentations, Meetups etc. using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning and a proprietary Skill Graph. Social features like Peer Learners, Forums, Meetups integration etc. make our product really user friendly and engaging. The AI functionality includes NLP, ML and chatbots making personalization the core of CareerWaze. The product is customizable for each enterprise through CareerWaze Manager which not only allows customers to choose which domains or skills or assessments their company needs but also manage teams, assign/approve learning, get reports, find out employee learning trends and more.
Upwork is the largest freelancing website. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work — like software, shopping and content before it — is shifting online as well. This shift is making it easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place.
Freelancers are earning more than $1 billion annually via Upwork. Upwork is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit our website at http://www.upwork.com, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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