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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Marlboro, NY Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
Interview Details – Since working as contractor I did not dream oDesk themselves would offer me a job, I was estatic and honored!
Interview Question – When as to work for them, to help clients with their job postings and sourcing candidates, the deceision to work with oDesk was a no brainer! So when they unexpectedly asked me to work for them, I did not hesitate! View Answer
Negotiation Details – A background check, that took only a few days, and I began training. Was working the next Monday full time. What a great team!
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Portsmouth, RI Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jun 15, 2012
Interview Details –
I have an on-line profile with the company where I am able to apply to the jobs that are posted on the site. I applied for 13 jobs oveer a three day period and received two response whch resulted in my being hired for two long term assignments. One employer had 24 applicants but only interviewed me and one other applicant.
The other only had six applicants, as the position was highly specialized.
Interview Question – I asked if I could begin prospecting on-line rather than in person. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to secure an offer for commission based sales for prospecting in an above average potential for industries.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Redwood City, CA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Apr 2, 2012
Interview Details – Brief phone interview, then came in for a long series of interviews with many members of the team. Everyone was very friendly and really enjoyed talking about what they do.
Interview Question – How would your former coworkers describe you? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Redwood City, CA Feb 2012 – Reviewed Feb 14, 2012
Interview Details – As with any company, my application was originally screened by the HR, followed by a Skype video call with the Hiring Manager and eventually I was called in for a personal interview with 4 people including the hiring manager. I was asked lots of situational questions.
Interview Question – Asked about existing problems faced by the department and how I would solve it. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Redwood City, CA Jan 2011 – Reviewed Sep 19, 2011
Interview Details – Had 2 rounds of interviews - one with a colleague and other with the head of the group. Evaluation consisted of industry experience, trends and a couple of cases relevant to the work. Team is focussed on the right fit - combination of right personality, smarts and the ability to roll up sleeves and get things done.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated the base. Options is pretty much set.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Manila, Manila (Philippines) Aug 2012 – Reviewed Sep 29, 2012
Interview Details – Interviewed through VOIP, hired online.
Interview Question – What is your competency for the job? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jul 5, 2012
Interview Details – I applied for the particular job at oDesk. after a few days only, i received a message from the client asking me a few details regarding the job i applied for and asked me to give a sample of my work. he gave a specific example/format for me to follow which i did. the next day, he said it was ok and asked for a few more questions that i also answered promptly. his next mail was regarding my bid for the job that he raised :) and asked if its okay with me to lower the upfront payment to 25% although he said he would be willing to pay per additional milestone. after i agreed with the new terms, i received his confirmation and i started doing the job immediately.
Negotiation Details – very good indeed. for a first-timer, that gave me confidence to continue this new path. i was able to negotiate the time frame and the pay. my advice, make sure you submit a really good cover letter that best suits the job you're applying for in order to have a better chance of getting hired. even if you know you can do the job with ease, the clients don't know this and they usually interview through email so they really rely on your cover letter and experiences there. and if you're new like me, chances are, you will find difficulty getting your first job if you don't make a really good convincing cover letter.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Bhubaneswar (India) Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jun 3, 2012
Interview Details – The interview is pretty simple. You can get almost any question regarding the ways to reach the public, be it individual, or mass approach. All you gotta do is get your skills expressed to the employer in a best professional way to cling on to the job line. Your negotiation skills & deadline limit would do the rest of job.
Interview Question –
How long will it take to post answers in search engine questions for open public.
Express& tell me about your previous work. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiation is just a matter of collaborated deal. If you're quoting much higher than regular contractors, then most likely you'll be kicked out of that place. Plain & simple. Stay with the flow. Bid a low acceptable amount. And then you're good to go.
No Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2012 – Reviewed May 15, 2012
Interview Details – They sent you the Linguistic Test File (400 words of translation) and was told that they would send you the test review/feedback after. However, I've never received any feedback. When I followed up with them, I got a response saying that they do not have an appropriate position open at this time. ...
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2011 – Reviewed Mar 20, 2011
Interview Details – The interview process is quite weird here. The questions were mostly around data modeling even though the position was not around it. A very weird thing was about asking me to take a written test on some logical and analytical questions. These were in the GRE/GMAT format and were not hard.
Interview Question – Data model question Answer Question
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