@Dorina L wrote:
Also, why the client is allowed to ask questions but me, as a freelancer, have no such possibility through a message board or something like this? It often happens that a job description is not clear enough, or there are no attachments and I am able to ask questions only if I am invited to interview. Maybe someone can help with this, thanks!
I do not agree that we freelancers cannot possibly raise questions prior to being hired, Dorina. The cover letter is an avenue for us to raise questions about the ad. I think that it is one way to arrive at an original cover letter which expresses our keen interest in the position that we are applying for.
Sometimes they are pointless; especially when you find questions like “Do you have suggestions to make this project run successfully?” After a one-line job description. Probably some clients use them just because the option is there.
But in other cases they can help to highlight one specific skill. They are a good tool for some clients.
I have been working on projects like yours for the past so many years. To get to know more about it you can simply peep into my portfolio. You can also have a look at my profile to see my employment history that will give you a fair idea about the projects I’ve worked on in the past.
These generic questions are insulting for anyone with 30 years experience like myself. It discourages clients from actually contacting a freelancer. They can just simply decline, decline, decline with the touch of a button.
The process is like a cattle call... like an employment agency. Ugh.