rickpage
Member

Same job posted many times, and also by 2 different clients?

Hello, I'm new to oDesk, and wonder if a few of you could chime in and tell me if this situation sounds fishy to you as well.

This guy wants help with his school project, and waited until after the due date to contact me. Still has not hired me, so I started looking for similar jobs. And I found the same job posted multiple times by him. Then I found a different client that has the same job posting. The words are different, the headings different, but the attached PDF is the same in each posting. 

I sent him this in a message:

"This seems strange to me.
I did some research and see that you are also interviewing others for this task. The last link shows that this work has already been done.
Your postings:
[ ... ]

Different account, but same location:
[ ... ]


All job descriptions have same PDF or image of it attached.
What is going on here? I have started the work, but it seems that you are not hiring anyone?"

 

Here is the original job posting also:

[ ... ]

 

Does this sort of thing happen often?

 

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2 REPLIES 2
manu29276
Member

Hello Richard,

 

Welcome to oDesk, first of all mentioning job links here in the Forum violates the Community Guidelines, so I advice you to first remove them before the Moderator do.

 

It seems you are confused with the similiar job posts by different Clients, Clients can post the jobs numerous times with some changes in title and description.

 

Quote-Richard  "I sent him this in a message:

"This seems strange to me.
I did some research and see that you are also interviewing others for this task. The last link shows that this work has already been done.
Your postings:
https://
https://
https://
Different account, but same location:
https://
All job descriptions have same PDF or image of it attached.
What is going on here? I have started the work, but it seems that you are not hiring anyone?"

 

How can you detemine clients from interviewing others, this is at the sole discretion of the client when & who to interview. Moreover how can you start working without being hired?

 

I can understand the frustration this has caused you, rather sticking on a particular job keep applying to jobs meeting your skills, sooner or later you will definitely lead to positive approach.

 

Good Luck,

 

Manish.

Good tips, appreciate it.