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How Do I Compete With This?

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Jean S Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
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I applied for a resume job. I specialize in this area. Yesterday I applied for a posing.

 

Today I go back and look at the list of applicants and checked out one person who applied. On her profile she puts:

 

"Please see my website at www.xxxxxxx.com for reference to my services offered as well as a full list of credentials."

 

At her website she's a freelance writer selling her services. 

 

That;s the extent of her profile intro. Nothing else.

 

I thought profiles could not do this. 

 

I thought profiles where checked before going live.

 

She has no experience on Odesk, no jobs and one test taken. 

 

Why is she allowed to do this?

 

Can I do this at the top of my cover letter?

 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Jean,

 

Freelancers are not allowed to share contact information on their profiles. Please, flag profiles where you see links with contact information. We appreciate your reporting and will take appropriate actions against those accounts.

 

Thank you!

~ Valeria
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Jean S Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
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This never should have hapened in the first place. 

 

I expect Odesk to screen all new freelancers for this type of behavior. This should not be the responsiblility of the freelancer who pays 11% of their income for proper management of the system.

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Jean S Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
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So I flagged exactly as you said. Guess what?

 

7 hours later her application with her personal business writing website is still there.

 

Also, guess what else.

 

The person never hired someone. Do you see a connection here.

 

If that had been tokens paid to apply I'd be out quite a few tokens.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Thank you very much for flagging the post, Jean. We do appreciate your help and cooperation.

 

oDesk Team is working hard reviewing new profiles created on the platform and we are planning to improve the process to make sure profiles meet the quality requirements and do not contain violations.

~ Valeria
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