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Please give me feedback on how to be hired

lloydmadonna
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Madonna L Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi,

 

I actively applying jobs here in upwork since December. I received some invites but no one wants to hire me. I even asked one employer if he can give be feedback of improvement. I want to be hired. 

I am honest with my skills. Is being a conversational in English speaking is negative? I am applying for customer service or virtual assistant.

 

please give me some pointers of improvement.

allpurposewriter
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Anthony H Member Since: Feb 22, 2017
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Tell them what they want to hear. If they want you to jump rope on ice skates while balancing a ball on the end of your nose and singing the national anthem tell them you can do that in three languages.

lloydmadonna
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Madonna L Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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I am a very persistent person. Pushy I guess. I asked one employer why he did not hire me when he accepted my application. He simply said he hired someone else.  Some people accept my profile and message me “hi” but no interview. Then it’s the end.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Anthony H wrote:

Tell them what they want to hear. If they want you to jump rope on ice skates while balancing a ball on the end of your nose and singing the national anthem tell them you can do that in three languages.


What absolutely dreadful advice. I assume you were joking. In that case, make it clear.

There are enough freelancers crashing and burning and ending up with unhappy clients and poor feedback, without people encouraging newbies that the way to success is through lying about their skills.

 

joansands
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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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I looked at your profile. You have some spelling errors on it so I think that would put some clients off if they see them. I suggest you improve your profile wording if you want to get hired.

lloydmadonna
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Madonna L Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Thanks for that feedback

lloydmadonna
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Madonna L Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Is my wordings is very Asian?

allergywriter
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Cheryl K Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
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They certainly aren't English. Your degree from a college in the Phillippenes looks odd since you say you live in Wisconsin. That may cause some clients to look askance at your profile.

Are you fluent in Spanish? If so, you may look for work in Customer Service in that language. Your English doesn't appear to be strong enough.

lloydmadonna
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Madonna L Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
9 of 9

Thank you.

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