If an applicant's name is written in black, it would mean that they made their profile private.
Those written in blue are public and if you notice, you can click on the name and it takes you to their page.
Jun 15, 2014 10:56:37 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:30:41 PMbyExp U
OK, thanks, but I've noticed the black names are much more prevalent in low-paid jobs. Logic dictates that black names would be more noticeable in the well-paid jobs, since I'd assume that there'd be much more benefit to being private if you're successful. Can you explain to me why someone who'd apply for low-paid jobs (i.e. really needs the work) would make themselves private?
Jun 16, 2014 01:34:58 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:30:49 PMbyExp U
Yes, I can see why people who've built a strong reputation/clientele may not wish to be bothered by unsolicited communication, but what interests me is why black names become more prevalent in the 'bids of under $1' category as well.
Jun 16, 2014 03:05:09 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:30:55 PMbyMarcia M
Ramon, you seem to look at a lot of low paying jobs, so you see a lot of applicants with private profiles applying to low paying jobs.
Do you have any evidence that, when you look at a job that pays more, there is a smaller percentage of applicants with private profiles?