Completing your oDesk Contractor profile 100% is very important because it will be your strong ticket to getting a job interview.
There are many persons who created an oDesk account, neglect their profile, and proceeded with submitting applications and bids for jobs. They ended up waiting and waiting for a response but it never came until a notice of declination of application was received. The obvious reason is that employers are very keen on knowing who their applicants are especially when you are a newbie.
At first glance, filling up the oDesk Contractor Profile seems like a long and tedious work but your effort would eventually payoff when employers would be attracted to your profile. Thus, you must take time to provide complete information on the following:
- Account Summary
- Public Profile
- Portfolio Projects
- Employment History
- Categories (these are the work areas that you would like to join in)
- Other experiences
Listing all information that will establish your expertise will make your profile attractive to employers. As much as possible provide evidences for your portfolio, skills and certifications. Build up your oDesk Contractor Profile until the indicator bar says that it is 100% completed, then go apply to jobs.