"An electromechanic from Canada solved a baffling problem with Colgate-Palmolive's flouridisation process via the open innovation site InnoCentive and was paid $25,000 for his efforts".
What does this have to do with graduate job search? Well, we can learn a lot from the worldly, online and savvy developments of people and companies abound, and this is just one example! This quote is taken from the latest "Marketer" magazine discussing the value of 'crowdsourcing' (essentially using a group of people to help develop a particular product or service or solve a corporate problem... the sort of service you would usually pay a contractor to do).
This site in particular actively promotes payment for the use of your 'brainpower'! Therefore getting yourself involved could not only help you gain some experience, but most certainly leverage your profile. Not forgetting of course the potential to earn some money from it too. A great way to increase that USP on your CV... time to get crowdsourcing!
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