All Things oDesk
October 22, 2009 by Josh Breinlinger

In an effort to make the job post page easier on the eye we removed the candidate list last week. The feedback of our community was loud and clear, and we decided to reverse the decision and bring the candidate list back to public job posts. We thank you for not being shy with your comments.

In the near future, we’re planning to make some changes to the candidate list on job openings to display it in a better format and provide only the most critical information. Based on your feedback, we’re also working to add a label to the job post that will mark jobs to which you’ve already applied.

As an organization oDesk firmly believes in incorporating user input and testing everything we develop. If you felt that we did not gather enough opinions on this change before rolling it out, we apologize. As we grow together it’s important to constantly improve our processes and we’d like to do a better job of capturing your voice. To that end, we launched our feedback forum and we welcome your suggestions, feedback, and votes.

Josh Breinlinger

Senior Associate at Sigma Partners

Josh joined Sigma as a Senior Associate in 2010, bringing six years of startup experience building exceptional teams, products, and communities. He has a black-belt in online marketing and a strong track record of success in user acquisition and retention. Prior to joining Sigma, Josh was the Director of Product and Marketing at AdRoll, an online advertising company, where he helped grow revenue 4x in… read more

  • Julian

    Thank you for listening to us (the providers) and restoring the candidate list.

  • Sampath D

    Personally, it is not something that would have made a difference to me (candidates list). It kind of gives you an idea of who you are competing against, but still, I dont think it gives you any edge. But it is nice to see oDesk listening to the users.

    Sampath D

  • jj

    Thanks for bringing back the candidate list and listening to our voices.I am waiting for more changes from odesk which makes odesk the better place to work. Thanks for the continuous efforts from odesk team to improve the odesk website


  • David Beczuk

    It is very important do do a poll for every major change. And stimulate providers and buyers to vote.