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New for Contractors - Find Work application

Following the launch of our new navigation scheme, we are pleased to announce the first contractor-specific application: Find Work.

Find Work Application

Find Work brings together in one place, all things necessary for a successful job search.

Here you can find a list of appropriate jobs that match your skills, your saved searches (Find Jobs) and the ability to modify and present yourself via profile information and test results (Profile and Tests).

The Find Work application also helps you manage the jobs that you have applied for (Job Applications) and keep track of interviews and next steps on a job search.

Let's take a closer look at what is available and what is coming soon.

Find Jobs

  • Suggested Jobs: Here you have a list of jobs that may be of interest to you. This list is created based on the categories that you have chosen.
  • Saved Searches: Get a daily email of the jobs you're interested in. You can create a saved search easily.
  • New messages: Note that your active candidacies and job invitations are now listed in one convenient place for you. New messages are called out.

Job Applications

  • Details about your active job applications, including active candidacies, invitations and sent job applications are listed here.
  • Active candidacies are job applications that you are discussing actively with employers.
  • Invitations to interview are initiated by employers based on your job applications or via finding you in the marketplace.
  • Sent job applications list all the jobs that you have applied for, where a response has not yet been received.


  • The more you tell employers, the easier it is for them to determine the fit between your skills and their job. Complete your profile and watch the green bar grow.
  • Be sure to keep your profile up to date. Have you done any exciting projects lately? Take a moment and add them on to your profile.
  • Don't forget portfolio items. They show the type of projects that you have done and indicate your level of experience and success.


  • Tests are a quick way of showing mastery of topics and your skills. Taking tests helps identify you as a serious and committed contractor. Over 340 tests currently are available from oDesk.

We'd like to hear from you. What's working and what's not working with our new navigation and our new applications?

Send us direct feedback via our survey. We look forward to hearing from you. (see screenshot below)

Vote Result

Score: 6.6, Votes: 16
Has this become my new Home Page??

Haven't logged on to oDesk for a couple of days and come back to find it has changed - big time! I now seem to get this 'Find Work' screen instead of the 'new' Home page that I am used to. Has this replaced my recently re-designed Home Page??? Thisnew page is horrid - 98% of it is irrelevant to me and I actually hate it: can I have my 'old but recently changed' Home Page back please????

- john

I also hate it

You can still use the old navigation. I wonder until when Sad

Old Navigation View is better than new one

I really dont like the new navigation view of odesk and feel too much difficulties to management my business with new view so i suggest if Odesk does care to leave us on old navigation view. Thanks

Looking for a JOb

I'm hoping I could find a job. I'm having problem with the emails. It's not sent in my email that's why I can't apply to most of the jobs. Anyhow. *removed by admin* Thank you

Be sure you have set up your

Be sure you have set up your daily email job alerts properly, here's how to do so:

- Click on the Find Work tab to select Find Jobs.
- Perform a job search.
- Press the blue Save this Search button at the top of the search results.
- Name the search and check the box next to Email Me Updates.

You may mark up to three searches to include in a daily job alert email. You can change their alert settings at any time. Job alert emails are sent once a day and include the top five results of each included saved search.

Good luck! Smile

can't send applications to job

Since 2days ago, I can't send my application jobs to some posted job. What is the problem? is it my internet connection? Even adding skills and portfolio? page is not found after saving it..please do response soon as possible.thanks

Hi Marvi

Welcome to the oDesk community!

After you've checked that your internet connection is running fine, please contact Customer Support if you're still having trouble.

I am new to this site.This

I am new to this site.This helps me find jobs in a easy way.Smile

Hi Vaishnavi, welcome to

Hi Vaishnavi, welcome to oDesk! Please use the links below for helpful info on how the site works and how to apply for work:

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