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Feedback after a test before hiring

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Laetitia S Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
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Good evening, I was short-listed for a job advertisement, got a test job for 15 dollars, but unfortunately I was not the chosen one for the "big" job. What do you write as a review without it coming out negative for me? After all, I didn't get this particular job. Thanks for your help.

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Amanda L Member Since: Jan 23, 2018
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Laetitia S wrote:

Good evening, I was short-listed for a job advertisement, got a test job for 15 dollars, but unfortunately I was not the chosen one for the "big" job. What do you write as a review without it coming out negative for me? After all, I didn't get this particular job. Thanks for your help.


Just write "Thanks for the opportunity."  or nothing at all. As long as nothing bad happened, all that happened was someone else was a better fit. The fact they paid you for a test job is a good thing. 

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Laetitia S Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
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Thank you very much for your reply, Amanda. I could not wait and had already given my rating. But your solution would certainly have been the better one. Unfortunately the customer only gave me a 4.6. To get such a rating for a 15 dollar job is not very pleasant. I hope that this will have no influence on my applications. Thank you!

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Wes C Member Since: May 3, 2019
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This is why I choose not to take paid trial jobs like this. Instead, I'll offer to do a short (usually a page or two at most, but depends on the size of the expected job) sample edit as part of the interview in place of the paid trial.

 

I'm not saying which way is right for you—you have to decide that. I'm just offering an alternative way of handling it in the future. 

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Laetitia S Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
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Many thanks for the valuable tip. I will do the same in the future.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Wes C wrote:

This is why I choose not to take paid trial jobs like this. . 


Me neither.

 

The client's history is full of it. Plus LOL at the edit AND proofread AND write an evaluation at a third of a Cent a word. 

 

They pay their translators just over half a Cent per word, so I can just imagine what kind of word-salad those "translators" churn out.

 

Whatever possessed you to apply?

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Laetitia S Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
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Yeah, that's right. I'm also wondering why I applied. I won't make that mistake again. Thank you! 🙁 Now I have got such great jobs and this review will ruin it all.
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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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Wes C wrote:

This is why I choose not to take paid trial jobs like this. Instead, I'll offer to do a short (usually a page or two at most, but depends on the size of the expected job) sample edit as part of the interview in place of the paid trial.

 

I'm not saying which way is right for you—you have to decide that. I'm just offering an alternative way of handling it in the future. 



Great approach.

One little subscript that should be added for all noobs reading is, freelancers may offer to do such a free sample. Clients may not ask. If they do, you ban them.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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4.6 is a good score!

This means the client gave you a perfect or almost perfect score on all six categories they were asked to evaluate you on.

 

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Preston H wrote:

4.6 is a good score!


We'll see how "good" it was when it comes to "JSS Update"-time.

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