How to write the best job description on Nabbesh

Hiring freelancers is brilliant for temporary projects and testing new ideas when you’re growing a business. Freelancers can relieve labour constraints to do more without committing your company’s revenues to new full-time salaries. They can execute specific tasks while you focus on plans and strategy – sounds great, yes?

What jobs should freelancers do?

It is usually advised not to hire freelancers for a job that would have been otherwise filled by a full-time salaried worker. Throwing too many tasks at a freelancer (even if adequately compensated) without including them in team strategy and team dynamics will lead to bad synergy. Be specific about the nature of the job and level of commitment you require from your freelancers.

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Don’t hire freelancers for core jobs you cannot absolutely do or don’t know much about especially if the job is complex. It’s essential that you and the newly hired freelancer speak the same language (figuratively) and can meet on specific task accomplishments. Instead, hire for jobs you can do, but don’t have time to. Your knowledge and experience with the job will help you set specific goal metrics for the new freelancer and ultimately cut a fine a line between failure and success. In other words, you will know if you hired the right skills to fill the right job. How much did it take to get the job done? What problems did you run into? The feedback and observations you will make will help make better recruitment choices once you’re ready to expand your team and operations.

How to write a stellar job position

Keep it short

Freelancers are constantly looking for new jobs and more revenues. Make it easier for them to grasp the job responsibilities and your business model by writing less and saying more. Do include specific tasks to be fulfilled, goals to be achieved and a brief line about the company (product, size, industry…). If you’re looking for answers for a problem of yours, ask for a proposal. Put it up front. The applicants won’t miss it.

Add the right skills

clearWhen posting a job position on Nabbesh.com, we will ask you to add skills that will help us direct you towards the best talent on our platform. This feature will help us categorize your job description  to attract the right talent for your business. Vague skills will result in a flood of applications.

Responsibilities/results

This is the most important section of your job position. Be clear about the nature of the job and the results you’re looking for. Discourage unqualified freelancers to apply or screen applications with a specific question they all have to answer. Other screening questions are previous relevant experience and previous sample work. Set approximate goals to introduce your freelancers to the work ahead of them.

 

Empowering youth – the freelance way

There are multiple ways going freelance can empower young people. Whether you are looking to fill up your free time with a couple of challenging tasks or break the routine that has been dictating your life, a challenging freelance project can make for an exciting experience whose lessons could stay with you forever.

The financial benefit

I don’t blame you if when you say, see, hear or read the word “job”, the first thing you think of is “how much?” We all work to make money—at least the vast majority of people. The flexible nature of student freeancerfreelance work and the fact that most projects are short-term could lead to a freelancer being paid higher rates than those a full-timer would be receiving for doing the same exact job. Looking for freelance work might be your best option if you’re a university student looking to make some pocket money while still having some extra time to do homework, read, or go out with friends. While some worry that freelance might not be a stable prospect in the long run, a bigger number of clients—and more projects—can ensure an almost-stable flow of income. Perhaps one of the best advantages of being a freelancer is the fact that you usually don’t have too many expenses — make sure to inform the client beforehand if you need to go to the field, travel, or buy material, and make sure to make sure they will cover the expenses. Starting to make money at a young age leads to financial independence, and the latter not only liberates you, but also empowers you.

Developing skills before you hit the marketplace

Although you might choose to go exclusively freelance and never have to spend time in an office ever again, you might also decide to accept a full-time job offer at a certain point. Regardless of the professional direction you deem fit, it is crucial that you start working on acquiring and developing basic skills so that when you hit the marketplace, you do so running. Freelance work can complement your studies in a way that classes and professors can only talk about—theoretically, for the most part. Marketing yourself as the right person for the job, agreeing with clients on the terms and conditions of a task, delivering, reviewing and finding quick, effective solutions to overcome daily obstacles are all activities you would have to do on an almost-daily basis while freelancing your way through the pre-career phase of your life. More know-how and a set of social skills is bound to empower you, maybe not overnight, but most definitely somewhere down the line.

Staying ahead of the curve

Competition is fierce out there. It’s a cut-throat job hunt that could leave many scarred for life, especially if you’re one of those people who get their hopes a bit too high a bit too fast. Although you will most probably be scanning the market for entry-level positions upon graduating from university (or high school if you’re too eager), all employers will ask you to submit both a CV and a cover letter, and they usually expect neither to be blank. Being a freelancer is in many ways similar to doing an internship at home. Only difference is: you would actually be doing work! By the time you decide to apply for more senior, higher-paying positions, you would have managed to learn and achieve more than your peers of the same age.

 

Welcome to Fursati

 

Empowering Palestinian youth by bringing talent to a Middle Eastern jobs market.

Fursati, meaning “my opportunity,” is a pilot program by Silatech and Nabbesh to create virtual jobs for youth in Palestine.

Fursati aims to encourage businesses based mainly in the Gulf region to leverage the education and expertise of expert Palestinian talent to get work done remotely. To the Palestinians, Forsati will become a means for them to access quality jobs and earn a guaranteed income and reviews via Nabbesh.

Both Silatech and Nabbesh have a commitment to empowering youth employment across the Arab World. Our vision is for the pilot program to lay the foundation for creating thousands of jobs in the near future.

How does Fursati benefit employers?

 The goal of our program is to create jobs for freelancers in Palestine. Freelancers are temporary workers hired for jobs on a per project basis, such as translation, design, writing, data entry or programming. Employers hire freelancers for many reasons, such as they are short-staffed or want to reduce costs, too busy and need extra help, or they are testing new ideas before investing in hiring full-time workers.

Aside from helping create jobs in Palestine, there are a number of benefits to employers participating in this program:

  • Employers are able to hire qualified remote workers at an affordable rate
  • All fees are covered by the project, saving employers money
    • 12% fee for Nabbesh platform
    • Wire transfer fees to the freelancer
  • All employers that create 5 or more jobs will have their logo added to a “hall of fame” and have an opportunity to be featured in media relations

Most of the freelancers participating in this program are students or recent college graduates. They have relevant job skills, are highly motivated, educated, eager to work, and are Internet savvy, so they understand how to communicate and manage relationships with employers via email and Skype. So employers benefit by being able to tap into this highly qualified remote workforce.

How does Fursati benefit freelancers?

The program is called Fursati, or “my opportunity,” because it is our goal to create opportunities for Palestinian youth to develop their careers. There are a number of benefits to freelancers participating in the program:

  • Opportunity to gain experience working for companies internationally.
  • Earn ratings on Nabbesh that will help get more jobs in the future.
  • Make money working remotely
  • All wire transfer fees are covered by the project

Job applicants will also be limited to freelancers from Palestine. This means that there is less competition than when applying for other jobs on Nabbesh. Once you successfully complete a job, you will earn a rating that can help you to apply for more jobs in the future.

We also offer workshops in Palestine as well as online videos and webinars to help teach you how to apply, create a good resume and cover letter, and conduct work to the professional standards needed by employers. Our goal is to empower you to earn a living as a freelancer by having the program launch a successful career doing remote work.

How Does Fursati Work?

 The program follows three easy steps.

(1) Employers post jobs and then (2) qualified freelancers apply. Employers should enter a special code when creating a job to make it eligible for this program.

(3) Employers can review resumes and cover letters, create a shortlist of top candidates, message and interview before making a hiring decision. All fees are waived, so employers also save money hiring a qualified worker.

Freelancers are all qualified and vetted to participate in the Fursati program so all applicants should have a high standard. This mitigates the risk for potential employers and helps us make the pilot a success.