All Things oDesk
March 7, 2007 by oDesk

We have launched the capability to add new skills to oDesk Profiles and Job postings. Previously, users had to choose from a specified list of skills. Now they will be able to type in a skill if they do not find their desired skill in our list.

How does it work for Buyers:

If Buyers do not find the skill they want in our list, they can click on the option to add a new skill. A text input box will appear where Buyers can enter the desired skill. Please note that there is still only one Primary Skill for each job.

Step 1: Option to add new skill in job description form
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Step 2: Input field for new skill
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How does it work for Providers:

On their Profile Editors, Providers will see the option to add a new skill if they do not find their skill in the drop-down. A text input box will appear where Providers can then enter the name of the skill. This will become part of their Profile and will be searchable using the keyword search on the Providers Search page.

Step 1: Option to add new skill in Profile Editor
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Step 2: Input field for new skill
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