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Valuable Suggestion from Experienced Freelancer Needed !!!

ritca13
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Rit S Member Since: Sep 5, 2014
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Hi, Greetings !!! I need some valuable suggestion regarding application for job in oDesk. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and want to start working as book keeper, accountant in oDesk. I am applying for many book keeping and accounting job but no clients are responding to my application. I have taken 4-5 test related to accounting and book keeping with top 10% ranking but it is not helping me. I am also very advanced user of Microsoft Excel so applied to these jobs as well and got few response and did those job with good feedback. But I want to work in the field of account and book keeping being my own profession. I would appreciate if any experienced freelancer/client would suggest me,,, how can I proceed further to get my first dream job in oDesk. With Regards, Rit Shrestha
g_nembhard
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Gillian Michele N Member Since: Mar 15, 2012
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Hi Rit, How long have you been working on this site? It does take a while to secure contracts sometimes.
ritca13
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Rit S Member Since: Sep 5, 2014
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Hi Gillian, Thank you for your reply. I have started working in oDesk in sept 14 although signed up few years ago when I was student. Do you think that any improvement is required in my profile ? With best regards, Rit
suznee
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Suzanne N Member Since: Aug 15, 2012
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Rit, I noticed in your profile you have an "Associated With" which goes to another page. Did you set up an agency? Also it does not look like you have been on Odesk very long, although I see you have had an impressive number of jobs in the short time you have been on. When I first started it took me 3 months to land my first job, but I did not want to work short term jobs, so it took me longer to land the long term ones.
ritca13
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Rit S Member Since: Sep 5, 2014
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Hi Suzanne, Thanks for your reply,, Yes I had tested creating an agency..should I close this one to improve my profile ? I think it is misleading my core competencies. Data entry specialist is not my skills actually... Yes, I started working from this sept 14. I also want some long term jobs related to book keeping, accounting just like you wanted. But I am not being so lucky to secure these kind of jobs. Do you think I should have to get some certification like quickbooks certified user or pro advisor ? I have working knowledge of these software. I would appreciate your advice. With regards, Rit Shrestha
suznee
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Suzanne N Member Since: Aug 15, 2012
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Rit, I would close the agency. But of course that is just my opinion. Agencies don't have always have such a good rep. Not to say there are not some good ones. But if you want to land a job long term doing Bookkeeping yourself I would close it. The only other advise is keep applying and work hard at selling your skills when you apply to a job opening. It took me a bit of time to learn to sell myself. That was a very hard thing for me to tell someone then skills I was great at. As I stated earlier it took me 3 months of looking to land a what I wanted long term. Good luck and just be persistent.
ritca13
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Rit S Member Since: Sep 5, 2014
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Suzanne, I closed the agency and took additional test relevant to accounting & book keeping and positively hoping for good job landing soon. Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your valuable suggestions. With Best Regards, Rit Shrestha
g_nembhard
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Gillian Michele N Member Since: Mar 15, 2012
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Hi Rit, Your profile looks quite informative. Just be patient and perseverant and keep applying.
suznee
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Suzanne N Member Since: Aug 15, 2012
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Rit, I would hide any tests you didn't do well on. You can go back and take those again later, but I would suggest hiding any you didn't do well on. Good luck and just be patient.
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