Leapforce Search Engine Evaluator Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2015
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Search Engine Evaluator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Leapforce.

Interview

No real interview, just tests. You study some guidelines, then take a 3 part exam. You have a week to finish it. If you fail, I think you get an opportunity to retake it.

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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Leapforce (Detroit, MI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    First you have to apply, and then they'll send you some electronic documents to sign if they're interested. Mostly this is to confirm that you'll be an independent contractor, in charge of paying your own taxes, but there's quite a bit of fine print. I advise reading it prior to signing it.

    Once you sign all of that, you're scheduled an exam date, and provided a link to the manual to read prior to the exam. It's 157 pages. My exam was set for two days after I was provided the manual; then, you have a week to complete the three-part exam. You must pass each part before gaining access to the next part. The first part is a 32 question theoretical exam based on the manual. The second part is a practical exam that tests your ability to properly judge the quality of 8 (or so) different webpages. The third part is another practical, this time you have to send the links to your smartphone and view them on there, and then make a judgment regarding both the needs-met and the quality of the page.

    I probably spent a total of 10-12 hours on the exam. After that I was told that I failed the third portion, and sorry but I didn't get the job.

    I was surprised, given that I have Master of Science degree. I guess they don't feel I'm qualified to determine whether a search result meets the needs of a user's search query. I must admit I am now somewhat skeptical of this company. I've worked with other companies for online part-time work, and had a much better experience. And, you know, actually got paid for the work I completed, instead of spending 10-12 hours doing work and receiving nothing.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask you to take a three-part exam over the course of a week.   Answer Question
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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Leapforce (Miami, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    No paid training, you have to read more than 100 pages before taking any tests. You never get to speak to anyone over the phone if you have questions. You spend more time reading than evaluating & rating. Only thing positive is most of the questions are common sense and they are very easy if you have a web design or SEO background, but not worth the time/effort.

    Interview Questions

    • Needs Met, Queries, Explicit Location, Foreign Language, Porn, etc.   Answer Question
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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Leapforce.

    Interview

    There was no real interview. I submitted my application and resume on November 15, and heard back from Leapforce within a few hours. On Nov 19, they emailed me again, informing me that I had passed the initial qualification phase, and they invited me to continue with the qualification process. I then logged on and took what I can best describe as a basic skills test, and was assigned a project. On Nov 20th I received another email with a beginning date for my exam (Nov 21) and a link to study materials for the upcoming (3 part) exam. This manual is 160 pages and if you want to stand any chance of passing the qualification exam, you will read it in it's entirety, and you might want to take notes! I was given a window of 6 days to study the guide, and complete the exam. The test is broken into 3 phases, and you must pass each phase in order to gain access to the next phase. You are allowed to use the study guide during the exam, but trust me, if you do not read the materials and have a basic understanding of them before you take the tests, you will likely fail. If you do read the materials the test can still be challenging, but you'll know where to look in the guide to quickly refresh your memory during the test. I signed in to take the test on the evening of the last day that I could take it. That was a mistake! The tests are very lengthy, and although I finished in time, it was a very close call. I finished the 3rd section within minutes of the deadline which was November 28th at 12:00 am PST. On December 1st, Leapforce emailed me telling me that I had passed the 3rd part of the exam, and they offered me a contract. So, overall from application to offer was just over 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no real interview questions outside of the tests/exams   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. There is a set hourly rate at which everyone starts, depending on the project you select/are assigned to. For me, $13.50/hr to start. I can not yet confirm this, but my understanding is that if you make it through your first 6 months with good evaluations, you may receive an increase to over $17.00/hr.

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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process was not very complicated. Uploaded information and resume. Requires Bachelor Degree. Took 3 assessment tests and had to study 160 pages worth of information to succeed at this. This is not paid training. Once each assessment was passed, you receive access to the next one. If you pass all assessments an independent contractor position is offered and you have access to the home site.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult part was studying for the assessments. 160 pages is a lot of information and you have 5 days to prepare.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Starting pay was $13.50 per hour worked. Only paid for time completing tasks. If you have good reviews for at least 6 months, you can become a preferred agent and your pay increases to $17.60 per hour.

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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Leapforce in October 2014.

    Interview

    The process to get this job entails an application and a series of exams. They aren't kidding about the exams, if you don't study your butt off and do a good job...you will not get this job. I suggest printing off the general guidelines document, and reading as many times as you can before you are required to take the exam. Then, when you take the exam, have the guidelines with you for reference, but if you have to constantly go searching through it, you weren't ready.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you determine the relevance of a search query return?   1 Answer
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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Leapforce.

    Interview

    Applied online, in the next day, got response to take a qualification exam. They provided 160 pages General Guideline to finish it. There are three parts to the exam: a theoretical component and two practical components. part 1 has a total of 32 questions, showing five questions per page. part 2 and 3 of the exam simulate real-world examples of the work that will be completing as a Search Engine Evaluator. They give a week to finish all three parts of the exam.

    Interview Questions

    • Must read the General Guideline carefully, even the examples.   Answer Question
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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    I applied for this independent contractor position online at the company's website. They asked questions about my education and work background, and I submitted my resume. Once I passed the initial application phase, the interview consisted of a series of emails and instructions for the qualifying exam. They gave me a week to download and study 130 pages of guidelines on my own time, and pass a three-part test. Applicants have to pass each part of the test before they can take the next part. The test requires solid understanding of the guidelines, and you really have to study in order to pass the test. After I received the email informing me that I had passed, I had to e-sign the contract and fill out some paperwork. My first work day was three days after I passed the test.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no actual interview questions, but the difficulty of the exam surprised me.   Answer Question
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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Leapforce (Springfield, MO).

    Interview

    The hiring process is completly automated. You are contacted within minutes of an application if you are selected for testing. Each of the 3 tests are scored automatically and delivered instantly. There is no interview. This process also acts as a training period as well.

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    Search Engine Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Leapforce (Minneapolis, MN) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Takes about a month to be hired. Not very much communication from the company. When you apply, you'll get a booklet after 2 weeks or so. Take the test, pass then wait another week or so. And youre hired. It's an automated system.

    Interview Questions

    • There aren't any difficult questions. The hardest part is trying to not fall asleep or let your brain go numb from doing the repetitive tasks on hand for 4 hours a day.   Answer Question

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