August 1, 2006 by Guest Blogger

4 great tips on how to NOT get a job on oDesk from MobCode.

Here's one way to NOT get a job:

Say nothing when you apply for a position. A typical flow in oDesk is that project sponsor posts a project. Developers see the project and submit their names for consideration. When applying for a position the developer has a chance to say something. It could be “please hire meâ€?. Or it could be: “I have reviewed your position and I am qualified to fill it for these reasons…â€?. But you have to say something. If you just submit your name and say nothing then you will find it very hard to get the sponsor’s attention. This is your first chance to make an impression and you choose to just sit there and say nothing.

Check out all 4 tips here and other MobCode posts on oDesk here.

Here is oDesk's advice on writing a cover letter and interviewing with buyers.