Meet Gwyn Pritchett, a freelance web designer who freelances in the virtual workplace.

The day of the traditional full time job is becoming a thing of the past for many people.   Increasingly, young people will have "career portfolios", where they cobble together multiple jobs from different employers to make up full time employment.

They will have to learn how to compete in a global economy as freelance "entrepreneurs" who can self-manage their time and promote their talents.  Especially in the "virtual workplace", where they will find themselves competing with people from all over the world. Watch how this new workplace functions.

Facts

oDesk has more than 2.7 million freelances and 540,000 customers around the world. It's estimated that 24,000 Canadian companies currently use oDesk. More than 1.3 million jobs were posted in 2012.

Links

oDesk
Elance
Freelancer.ca
Guru.com
Workaholics4Hire.com

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