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I think you gave very solid advice. Although I am new to oDesk I have been an independant recruiting contractor for five years. I agree with you in giving various methods to be contacted at as well as asking questions because it shows your interest in the position. Thank you, Avery
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Hi, I've tried to follow all the advice on your post and applied to a dozen jobs over the past few weeks but I haven't received a single offer yet. My profile is 100%, I've taken a number of relevant tests on oDesk, scoring in the top 10 or 20 percentile (in some cases, better than 100% of test takers, such as in MS Excel 2007) and I think my charges are a real bargain. Furthermore, my cover letters don't have any cut and pastes as I make sure I address the real concerns of the job to the best of my understanding. Any idea where I'm lacking? Thanks for your advice.
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Good afternoon! I found an ad to this site on Facebook and, since I am a translator and interpreter, decided to take a look around. On creating my profile I get to the point where, to verify my identity, this site is asking me to upload a "valid government ID or passport" (or a copy of my bank account??). Now, in my well over 27 years of experience and over 15 years bidding online for jobs this is the first time a web site asks me for such sensitive and personal information. Regardless of this website's assurances of confidenciality I am a little worried about uploading this type of information (actual copies that could be counterfitted). Can people with a lot more experience working with this site give me your impressions and/or vouch for the safety of personal and confidential records on this site?