New Ontology (Categories and Subcategories)
Jacqueline Pittenger 8613 posts - United States - Joined Jan 07 2008
Starting April 23, 01:00 GMT, we're vastly improving our ontology, the way we break jobs into searchable categories. In response to user demand, we're combining some job categories, adding others--bringing the total from 51 to 74!
The biggest highlight is the addition of three new non-tech categories:
- Customer Service
- Sales & Marketing
- Business Services
So what? Providers in these service areas can more easily find the right jobs. Buyers can craft more accurate postings that will attract exactly the professionals they need. It's all about finding the right person for the right job.
Some of you may find your jobs changing categories (don't worry - we'll do all the work!). After the roll-out, we suggest all providers double-check their preferred profile categories. This is especially important if your skills are in any of the areas listed above, or the newly-combined Design & Multimedia category. Buyers may want to double-check open jobs to make sure there isn't a new sub-category you'd prefer to move it into.
A few of our most-requested new subcategories are:
- SMM - Social Media Marketing (in Sales & Marketing)
- Transcription (in Writing & Translation)
- Telemarketing & Telesales (in Sales & Marketing)
- Customer Service & Support (in Customer Service)
- Legal (in Business Services)
- Project Management (in Business Services)
A marketplace is about helping buyers and providers find each other. We think this change is going to help a lot more good people get together. Once you've checked out the changes, be sure to let us know what you think below.
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