Monday, February 10, 2014

oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers

Q-1      This question is based upon the figure shown below.

What kind of profile image works best for attracting clients?

(a)    A picture of smiling because it’s considered more trustworthy and pleasant.
(b)   An illustrated image of my favorite animal.
(c)    A picture of me wearing a baseball hat and dark sunglasses.
(d)   My company’s logo.

Answer- A


Q-2 Before you apply for a job, what questions should you ask yourself?

(a)    Do I have the right skills and experience for this job?
(b)   Do I have the time available to complete this job?
(c)    Do I think the offered rate is acceptable?
(d)   All of the above.

Answer- D

Q-3 What is one smart way to prove you’re right for the job?

(a)    Offer to work for free.
(b)   Ignore the client’s invitation to interview.
(c)    Offer to do a short, paid “test project” to show you have the necessary skills.
(d)   Send a cut and paste cover letter full of spelling errors.
(e)    Beg them to hire you because you really need the money.


Q-4 Which of the following is TRUE about the fixed-price job?

(a)    Fixed-price jobs are not covered by the oDesk Guarantee.
(b)   Payment is at the client’s discretion.
(c)    Fixed-price job are generally smaller and are paid upon completion.
(d)   Terms of the job are agreed upon before work begins.
(e)    All of the above.


Q-5 A good profile includes which of the following?

(a)    Your full name, title, and photo.
(b)   An overview that lets potential clients know what you can do for them.
(c)    A few complete skill tests to demonstrate your expertise.
(d)   Well-written text that has a positive tone, is grammatically correct, and is spelled properly.
(e)    All of the above.

       Answer--- E

Q-6 Which statement about the Team App is FALSE?

(a)    The team App lets you track your time for hourly jobs.
(b)   The team App takes work-in-progress snapshots at random times in 10 minute intervals.
(c)    The team App must be used for fixed-price contracts.
(d)   The Team App records the total number of keystrokes and mouse clicks.


Q-7 oDesk charges clients 10% of what they pay on your contract.

(A)  True
(B)   False.


Q-8 What is the secret to being a highly successful freelancer on oDesk?

(a)    Communicate early, communicate often.
(b)   Provide honest and realistic project updates.
(c)    Respond quickly and hit deadlines.
(d)   Listen to your client’s concerns and have a positive attitude.
(e)    All of the above.


Q-9 Which of the following is TRUE about fixed-price conracts?

(a) Employer billed automatically each week.
(b) How much to pay and when to pay is at the employer's discretion.
(c) Hours worked will show on your profile.
(d) Time-tracking required.
(e) Quality for the odesk payment guarantee.


Q-10 Which of the following statements about the oDesk fees is FALSE?

(a) The oDesk fee is 10% of the employer's payment on jobs.
(b) Odesk is free to join.
(c) Odesk is free for contractors to apply and work on jobs.
(d) The Odesk fee is $2/hour for hourly contracts.
(e) All of the above.


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