Garnor - you said you would look into this. Do you have any idea why I am not a good fit for any job posted except for one that looks for people in Singapore or Puerto Rico, when I am in neither location? Thanks
This is Ranzu Alam, I am Platinum Category Freelancer, at Presents my Feedback Score is 4.89, Client Satisfaction Score is 92% total working hours 7000+
But I am not getting yet now "Good Fit Badge" on any job application. So I want to know whats the problem and when I will see "Good Fit Badge" at my profile. Please advice me about the Problem.
re: "Good Fit at this time does not seem to be working very good for me and others! Can we have a update on what oDesk is doing to fix this?"
"Good Fit" is not "broken," so it can not be "fixed."
You may think "Good Fit doesn't work well at all for me" or even "Good Fit works terribly."
But from a programming perspective, these are different things than "Good Fit is broken."
The more accurate way to look at this is:
ODesk is committed to continuing to use Good Fix, and continuing to improve it.
It is not always working well for you, but it is working for others.
ODesk will continue to work to improve it, because the better they can get Good Fit to work, the more they can increase client satisfaction and that's good for clients, good for contractors, and good for the bottom line.
Keep in mind this:
ODesk does NOT make any money from time you spend looking for jobs.
ODesk does NOT make any money from jobs you apply to and and don't get hired for.
ODesk does NOT make any money when clients post jobs and none of the applicants seem appropriate so the client doesn't hire them.
But if ODesk can put exactly the right job in front of you, and you apply to it and a pleased cient hires you and you do work for the client? THAT is a very profitable prospect for oDesk.
So, yes, I have faith in oDesk's commitment to continuing to improve Good Fit.
So it will probably go like this:
Algorithm decidedes on a good fit for an application.
This application is put at the top of the client's viewable list. Other applications not deemed a good fit by the algorithm are hidden.
Feedback is then gathered as to how that application does against a non good fit application.
Feedback says it did better, so everything works, and it learns to keep doing more of the same thing. High five
The hiding of proposals that are not deemed a "Good Fit" by the algorithim is my concern. I have only come across TWO with "Good Fit" on it. Neither one is.
On those jobs which I KNOW I can do and do well, do not have the badge on it.
So I fear that those clients will never even see my proposals.
Yes, it would help if we could give feedback to these "good fit" staff people beforehand, so they could refashion (or eliminate) that "Good Fit" function.