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How it works


Curious about the whole cupboard thing? You're in the right place.

 

How it works for business
Launch your business
How it works for freelancers
Stand out from the crowd

Still curious? Then check out our FAQ's or reach out to our super friendly support team who'll be able to help.

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How it works for business

1 on 1 freelance projects

This is for where you want to work with one freelancer to get a project done.




1. Pick what you need doing.

You can choose anything from design through to coding.

2. Write your brief explaining what you need.

Don't worry, we've made this really easy to do & can even help you do it.

3. Choose your project options.

Here you can set your budget, closing date & more. Ultimate flexibility.

4. Set your project live.

We'll promote your project to our community of student & graduate freelancers.

5. Receive applications from freelancers.

You'll be able to review profiles, previous work & testimonials.

6. Select a freelancer to work with.

They'll then start working on your project.

7. Sign off the project.

Et voila. You receive all intellectual property & deliverables. We also release their payment which is held in escrow by Talent Cupboard.

Crowdsourced freelance projects

This is where you get to crowdsource a bunch of ideas & pick a winner.




1. Pick what you need doing.

Crowdsourcing is mostly limited to design & creative projects.

2. Write your brief explaining what you need.

Don't worry, we've made this really easy to do & can even help you do it.

3. Choose your project options.

Here you can set your budget, closing date & more. Ultimate flexibility.

4. Set your project live.

We'll promote your project to our community of student & graduate freelancers.

5. Receive ideas from freelancers.

You'll need to feedback & rate these as they come in.

6. Select a winning idea.

You'll be able to ask for amends if you need them.

7. Sign off the project.

Finito! You receive all intellectual property & deliverables. We also release the freelancers payment which is held in escrow by Talent Cupboard.


 

Job posts

Post a job & let talented students & graduates apply using our innovative Talent Match system.




1. Fill out your job role requirements using our easy form.

You can set specific questions, skills & even add video to your job posts.

2. Set your job live.

Once you're done you can set your job live & we'll start to market it to our database of students & graduates.

3. Receive applications straight to your inbox.

You'll receive an email everytime someone applies with a link to their Talent Cupboard profile, a Talent Match score & answers to your job questions. A Talent Match score is a score out of 100 as to how relevent a person is for your job based on the information they have in their profile.

4. Pick who you want to hire.

Once you've shortlisted applicants you can then approach them via email. Simple.

(We're currently working on a bunch of features that will allow you to easily shortlist candidates, arrange interview & also notify everyone who hasn't managed to get the job to save you even more time.)

Search & selection

Need us to proactively find someone to work in your business? We'll provide an account managed search of our database for the right person to work in your business.




1. Simply fill in a form stating what skills you need for your business.

We provide a bunch of options to help narrow down our search.

2. Submit this & it'll make its way through the interweb to us.

One of the team will be in touch with any questions & a confirmation.

3. You receive candidates from us to review.

View their Talent Cupboard profiles & we'll arrange interviews for you.

4. Hire someone awesome into your company.

This is the only point at which you'll pay us anything.


 

How it works for students & graduates

1 on 1 freelance projects

This is where you'll apply to work on a project 1 to 1 with a business.




1. Find a project you want to work on & apply.

Your application will link to your Talent Cupboard profile so make sure it's up to date & looking awesome. You'll also be able to write a quick message about why you should be picked.

2. If you're successfully picked for a project you'll need to start working right away.

You'll then have a private workspace in which to keep the project owner up to date on your progress & share files.

3. Get sign off.

Once the project owner is happy with everything they can then sign off the project. You'll receive a rating out of 10 & also a testimonial that you'll be able to use.

4. Get paid!

We'll then transfer the project award to you that's been held in escrow by Talent Cupboard.

Crowdsourced freelance projects

This is where you'll need to submit ideas up front to win the project.




1. Find a project you want to work on.

Search & read through various projects on Talent Cupboard.

2. Create & submit an idea.

For crowdsourced projects you'll need to submit ideas upfront for the business to view. You'll receive feedback & a rating on each idea to see whether you're on the right tracks or not. This way everyone gets something out of the process. Note: The intellectual property is yours unless the business picks your idea.

3. Your idea gets picked!

Great news! You might have some follow up work to do but you've been chosen as the winner for this project.

4. Project sign off.

The business signs off the project & they then own all intellecutal property.

5. Get paid!

As the winner we'll then transfer the project award that has been held in escrow by Talent Cupboard.


 

Job posts

Here you'll be able to apply 1-click apply for jobs & use our innovative Talent Match system to highlight how relevant you are for a role.




1. Find a job you want to apply for.

Browse through our latest positions on our "Live Projects & Jobs" tab.

2. Answer any questions set by the employers. E.g. Why do you want to work here?

Questions allow an employer to gague whether you're a good fit for the company. Spend some time on these.

3. Check your Talent Match Score.

Our Talent Match score is an indication of how relevent you might be for a role based on your Talent Cupboard profile. You can update your profile to help improve your Talent Match score.

4. 1-click apply for the role.

You don't need to upload a CV here as your Talent Cupboard profile is your CV. It'll automatically be sent to the employer for review.

5. Fingers crossed!

Then it'll be over to the employer to follow up with you for an interview. (We're building in some really cool tools to allow you to actually find out if you've got the job or not so bear with us)

Search & selection

Through having an account we'll be able to let you know about awesome job opportunites from companies that are looking to hire you.




1. Sign up for a free account on Talent Cupboard.

30 seconds & you're done.

2. Complete your profile on Talent Cupboard.

Follow our step-by-step guide to completing your profile listing skills, degrees etc.

3. We'll approach you with relevant roles from companies wanting to work with you.

Employers come to us with a request for specific skills. If you've got these tagged in on your Talent Cupboard profile then we'll be able to approach you privately with an offer.

4. Put your feet up.

Let us do the hard work & help connect you with your dream job.