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Should I Be a Specialist or a Generalist?

Everywhere we look we see that small business owners are opting for contractors instead of full-time employees. From Inc Magazine to Entrepreneur.com to Fast Company, this change is flooding content channels. (Here’s an example). And in fact, we’ve seen the number of contract hires in PredictiveTalent soar in the past couple years.

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Our Beef with oDesk and Elance

The influx of worldwide collaboration has a lot to do with sites like oDesk and Elance creating a marketplace where anybody could do any job from anywhere in the world. It’s a neat idea and is a convenient way for small business owners to get jobs done (such as design, proofreading, copywriting, web creation, and more). But there’s something about these job boards that rub us the wrong way.

The issue we have with online work teams like these is twofold:

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