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Hi,

I am new to Odesk and I didn't find the job. Can someone please help me to find the job. I have applied for the job but didn't find the positive response. Your help would be highly appreciate.

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Score: 5.0, Votes: 1
Good Grief!

You've been here more than a year and a half and you're just now trying to get some help.

Have you bothered reading any of the help guides? I would strongly suggest you do and use your application quota wisely. This isn't an instant gratification site and you'll have to do better than applying for one assignment to be successful here.

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One problem is definitely

One problem is definitely your profile. Right off the bat, I see that on your self assessed English skills, you gave yourself a 5 out of 5 when your profile clearly states otherwise. I don't even make it through your 2 sentence overview before spotting several English mistakes, not to mention those contained in the rest of your profile.

You aren't advertising yourself as a writer, and in your career field, as long as you speak computer and enough English to communicate effectively with your clients, you can be amazing at your job, without needing to be a master of the English language.

Any native English speaker can clearly see that you are not a 5 out of 5 in that department (from the limited sample I have seen, I would probably say you're closer to a 3 out of 5), and will presume that if you are not being being completely honest about that, how could any of the other claims that you make on your profile stand up to scrutiny. That, in addition to the fact that you have only passed one skills test, on which you only scored an "above average" and not at least a "Top 20%" or "Top 10%" means that clients are not likely to give you a second glance.

I am not a client, but as a native English speaker, and contractor that has been on the site for less than a week and has already been hired for several jobs, those are the issues that stand out to me immediately. Hopefully I this has been a helpful analysis for you!

[quote=Jeff Vogl]...

Jeff Vogl wrote:
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I am not a client, but as a native English speaker, and contractor that has been on the site for less than a week and has already been hired for several jobs, those are the issues that stand out to me immediately.

that's awesome, congratulations! i was wondering though, i can only see one job in your profile. if all your other jobs are also fixed price, you should ask for upfront or milestone payments - like that one contract you have right now. fixed price isn't guaranteed, and it would be wise to find ways to protect yourself, just in case.

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