(December 11, 2012)
As we set up the applicants test a little bit harder and we have also made the conditions for this job pretty harsh, I was not surprised to see that we don’t have dozens of applicants right after posting the job.
In fact only a few hours after we opened the post, we have one first applicant – a female candidate from Indonesia. I’m personally curious about her because I have never worked with an applicant from Indonesia before.
A quick glance to the price tag says, okay she’s within an extremely reasonable price range; $1 per hour for basic research is so reasonable it borders on cheap, but I’m working on a tight schedule so let’s see how the other qualifications of this applicant are.
She does not have enough work experience or feedback score.
What does this tell me?
She is, in fact, a relatively new oDesk worker who only probably wants to increase her feedback rate.
When I check in to her profile, I see that she only had one fixed-priced job that gave her bad feedback.
So this does not necessarily mean that she does bad work. It only means that perhaps if I would need a blogger writer, like the past job was, I would want another provider, Or that her previous employer was a mean guy.
So just in case no one else would apply to this job, I could really imagine giving her a chance.
She passed the little test of translating a German word “Unternehmen” into English “business”. Also, her cover letter is really focused on the job opening and it is free of English mistakes.
All these are great signs that this could indeed be a very capable applicant. So let’s keep her in mind when we will hire someone after good nights of sleep.
You don’t need to hire anyone right away. You can always sleep over it and hire them.
Comments for Interviewing the First Applicants for the Project of Outsourcing My Job Research
|Aug 21, 2014||Feedback is a must with oDesk
Newbies on oDesk can’t get a higher rate and that is a probable reason. I tried oDesk before and a good feedback is a plus points for her to be able to raise her rate.