(December 20, 2012)
It’s just been a month since I hired Roman to research job opportunities for me. He has worked 30 hours for now and therefore, I have spent $36 up to now.
He has researched over a hundred places in Munich complete with contact information, the career’s webpage and the location. Everything is nicely spread out in a spreadsheet.
It’s time to assess how far he has gotten in researching the whole city. I’ve asked him about making a schematic illustration about which places in Munich he has already taken care of. Unfortunately, the communication is a little bit lacking. That might be because my virtual assistant is away at the moment or a problem on his side.
In comparison, the cooperation with Muhammad was disturbingly demotivating to say the least. I’ll save that for a series of other posts.
The hardest part of the whole job search is yet to come. I’ll have to take that list of over a hundred job contact opportunities and phone or email each one of them. If after all that, I cannot find a place to work then it’s probably time to cut corners and change the location.
P.S. – While Roman focused on scouting the web for job opportunities in the areas of Chemistry or Biochemistry, I took the freed up time to visit a few job fairs and send out a few more job applications on my own.
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Comments for Outsourced Job Research with Roman – One Month after Hiring
|Aug 18, 2014||silent competition
This pretty much sounds like a silent competition—I noticed that you like to experiment on some stuff. Probably it’s because you want to see what would be the probable downside and most beneficial to your site? I really enjoyed reading Roman’s internet adventure. Good thing is he landed on to someone who can train him well that he could he use for the next task in the future.
|Sep 05, 2014||When You Test Out Different Things While Outsourcing, You Get Even Better Results
It’s true that I like to experiment around a little bit when I do outsourcing experiments like this one. It teaches me a lot about outsourcing in general. It also helps to have better results in the end.About the silent competition, it’s a possibility to have a competition open or in silence. If you have it in silence, in my experience, the results are a little bit more to be trusted than if you have an open competition.
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