Talent Scout
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Partner with our recruiters to find top talent

Build the team of your dreams with our Talent Scout recruiters. They’ll give you a shortlist of pre-vetted, highly-skilled talent who match your business needs.

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Talent Scout is your ticket to the right talent

Navigate hiring with an expert on your side

Our specialized recruiters are all about partnership. They do what's needed to understand your business needs, and then deliver a curated shortlist of pre-vetted, expert remote talent.

Eliminate guesswork, build confidence

Not only do our recruiters use machine learning to identify qualified candidates, they get to know each person individually, assessing whether their soft skills will be the right fit for your team. The result? A shortlist of people, all with the right skill mix, for you to interview.

Scale up and down, whenever

The size and shape of your team today might be very different tomorrow. Every time you need to fill a role, you can confidently turn to Talent Scout.

Leading brands trust Talent Scout

From startups to Fortune 500: brands trust our recruiters to help find the best people for them

Pre-vetted talent available to start in these fields

Development
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing

What you can expect

It all starts with a conversation—we’ll work with you to find out what hard and soft skills you’re looking for, quickly zero in on a shortlist of talents, and help guide your through the hiring process.

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Sign up and set up your meeting
Give us a few details and set up a time to talk with your recruiter
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Meet with your recruiter
Your recruiter will show up with a shortlist of “top matches”
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Review and hire talent
Interview the top matches, see who’s a hire, or get another shortlist
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Work with in-demand global talent who are at the top of their field

Maria S.

Senior Front-end developer with over 11 years of experience

"Upwork has taken my business to the next level. Through Upwork, I have engaged with many high quality clients that I would not have been exposed to by my own means."

Stephen K.

Certified Magento, Shopify and BigCommerce Developer

"I was able to triple my income because of Upwork. I love the chance I have to learn and grow my business through the platform."

Josh B.

SQL Server DBA | SQL Developer | Data Engineer

"I wake up every day and get to do work I love because of Upwork." "I've worked over 8,000 hours on Upwork and it barely feels like it because I love what I do"

Ron Z.

Premium WordPress Development

"Upwork has proven to be the best way for me to find high-quality clients and exciting work."

Mara N.

Premium websites for premium clients

"Upwork makes finding clients and managing projects so much easier." "My goal in 2021 is to reach $1M in earnings on Upwork. That said, I am very grateful for the opportunity that Upwork has created for professionals.

Frequently asked questions

Why use talent scout?

It's the quick way to hire highly-qualified talent – and with very little effort on your part.

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Who can I meet this way?

People with years of experience in creative, design, development, and marketing: the very best people on our platform, handpicked from hundreds of thousands globally.

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How is Talent Scout different from a staffing agency?

First off, we’re fast. Staffing agencies can take weeks and even months to find the right fit, and often mark up costs by 75% (that’s on the low end).

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Do I have to pay for this service?

When our specialized recruiters share your shortlist with you, they’ll include the hourly rate for each professional – that’s all you’ll pay: there aren’t any extra fees outside these rates.

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How can Talent Scout support your business?

When you need to move important work forward, working with Talent Scout makes finding the highly skilled talent you need easy, fast, and cost effective. 


Our specialized recruiters have experience in the legal industry that enables them to do the heavy lifting on your behalf. In as few as two days, they’ll get back to you with a curated list of pre-vetted remote professionals who tick all the right boxes, selected from the global pool of talent on Upwork.


You don’t pay until you choose a professional who’s a good match for your project, and you avoid the high fees and markups that are typical for traditional recruiting firms.


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Get your shortlist of talent that’s ready to deliver

Access a pre-screened pool of remote talent, shortlisted for you by specialized recruiters who help you select the best talent based on your business needs.

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