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Zaask and you shall receive
Zaask is a website aimed at linking professional and amateur freelancers (taskers) to businesses and contractors (askers). The website has a rating system that promotes meritocracy: if you do the job correctly, you will have a better chance of getting the next one.
Why it matters
A freelance-based website could be beneficial both for job hunters and employers. For the former it provides a chance of better contracts whereas it might be used as a helpful human resources platform for the latter. In the age of social media, where we happily rate products and business services, should we be doing the same with individuals? And more importantly can the rating system be reliable and fight nepotism?
TMN, one of Portugal’s major telecommunications companies, has launched an online platform for potential entrepreneurs and business partners to connect with each other. Named “Projetor”, people can submit ideas and projects which can then be financially supported or provide assistance in solving issues allowing businesses take the next step.
The digital world has changed the professional environment and a lot of new career paths have emerged from this. While universities continue to offer classical career education, courses don’t always reflect the actual job market needs.
That’s why Infoempleo (a job search website) and Kschool (a digital professions school) created a new professions guide. It aims to help students and professionals know what’s really going on and which specialities are most in demand.