Python for Entrepreneurs Transcripts
Chapter: Getting help (contracting, design, and more)
Lecture: Upwork: A cautionary tale on hiring
0:01 A final thought about Upwork before I go,
0:03 I've had really good success with things like this,
0:06 help me edit my podcast, help me create transcripts for my online courses,
0:10 I have a really great women named Marija who does that for me,
0:14 who I also found through Upwork and we've been working together
0:16 for almost two years; this experience has been super.
0:20 I have tried to hire somebody through here for web development
0:23 and I tried to hire somebody for a software development job,
0:28 and I found those to be much, much more sketchy. I don't know why,
0:32 maybe it's just because software jobs are in demand
0:35 and everyone is trying to jump on the bandwagon or something,
0:38 but, I've interviewed people where they claimed to be in different location
0:43 then they actually were, they lied about their history, things like that,
0:48 so for example there is a guy I think he was from the Philippines
0:52 who said he was in Chicago, or somewhere like that.
0:56 And, I don't remember how I figured that out,
0:59 I think it was through like real time Google analytics
1:04 and I said "Where are you right now?", "I am in Chicago",
1:06 OK, go to these various webpages on my website,
1:09 not because I was trying to test him, but I was a little unsure,
1:14 but really wanted to show him those things there and I happen to have my analytics up
1:17 and I look over and it says on this page, one visitor from the Philippines.
1:22 It's totally fine with me if someone is from the Philippines, I don't care,
1:25 like I hire people from a bunch of places
1:28 and I would be more than happy to work with someone from the Philippines,
1:31 but not someone from the Philippines who is lying and saying they are in Chicago.
1:35 Be a little careful if it actually comes to software development, web design,
1:38 those seem to attract folks that are trying to find they way into the industry I guess,
1:43 I don't know, that's my one word of caution here.