An award for the quintessential college, career, and job sites.
Quintessential Careers honors one career or job site each issue of QuintZine with the Quintessential Careers Site Award in recognition of quintessential efforts in helping job-seekers.
January 15, 2001: Guru.com
The wonderfully user-friendly Guru.com is probably our favorite site for the independent consultant/freelancer. We even somewhat modeled QuintZine on Guru.com’s e-newsletter. Founded in April 1999, Guru.com bills itself as “the leading online marketplace connecting freelancers and consultants with contract projects. With more than 300,000 independent professionals and 30,000+ hiring clients, Guru.com has been recognized as a top-ranking resource by PC Magazine, Yahoo! Internet Life, Forbes.com, PC Data, and Media Metrix.
“By providing freelance project opportunities and making it easy to find smart gurus, Guru.com is dedicated to empowering independent professionals and the clients who hire them.”
Registration, which is free, is required to use Guru.com’s wealth of resources, including project or “gig” listings, articles on how to thrive as a free agent, an Ask an Expert feature, and the opportunity to develop a Guru Profile that prospective clients can view when seeking to hire someone on a per-project basis.
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