Is your oDesk profile short on employer feedback? Although it is common practice for both parties to leave feedback as soon as the contract has ended, there are times when employers choose not to.
As a hardworking contractor, you know that feedback scores are essential when applying for jobs – so you may need to step up and ask your employer to leave a comment. Here are five tips to help you make the request:
Tip #1: Give your employer every reason to give you positive feedback.
Finish all tasks, assignments, projects and leftover work within your deadlines and before the contract ends. Exemplary work and great communication skills will surely merit five-star feedback from your employer – and if your employer is clearly happy with your performance, it will be easier for you to ask for positive feedback.
Tip #2: Ask your employer for feedback in a professional manner.
There are many ways to ask an employer for feedback, but you must always do so in a professional manner that isn't too demanding or annoying. If your main form of communication is email, for instance, you can ask for feedback using this kind of message:
Hello [employer's name],
It looks like our contract is coming to an end in two weeks. It has been a great experience for me, and I look forward to receiving your sincere feedback rating for my services as well as your thoughts on the work experience as a whole.
From there, you can emphasize how receiving his feedback on oDesk will significantly help boost your chances of finding more work and improve your standing as an oDesk contractor.