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oDesk - Web Site Design, Features, Interfaces and Ease of Use
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Profile and Portfolio
As an oDesk user, you can access your
account and set profile information by hovering the mouse over your user
name in the top right corner, then clicking on “Account & Profile
Settings” just below. This takes you to an overview page that shows
general account information, such as your name, phone number, address
and so forth. Links on the left side allow you to access and change your
contractor profile, company profile (if you’re running a company
on oDesk), manage teams, view and manage skill tests, and so forth.
The core of the profile is found under
“My Contractor Profile”, which contains the following sections:
- My Account Summary: Shows your title, portrait/icon,
hourly rate, job application quota and other key information.
- My Public Profile: Contains most of the
same information as the account summary, but with certain personal details
hidden, such as your email address. This section is also used to access
your public profile (see below).
- Categories: Allows you to view and edit
the categories and subcategories on oDesk where you do most of your work.
- Skills: Lets you set skills that describe
your expertise to potential clients. These are self-assessed.
- Employment History: You can enter your
past work history here (from “real life”, not past oDesk
- Education: Past education and degrees.
- Portfolio: This is the place where you
can enter past work samples for clients to review. The system is fairly
simple compared to those found on other sites, but does support several
common formats, including Flash and PDF.
- Certifications: A list of certifications
- Other Experiences: This is sort of a “catch-all”
for anything else you want clients to know about you.
Each contractor has a public profile
that can be accessed by clicking the link “View my profile as others
see it”, found in the header for the “My Public Profile”
section. This contains the same information as above, plus additional
data, reorganized into a form that’s more useful for clients. The
public profile shows the contractor’s key summary information,
such as overall feedback rating, location, number of contracts completed
and so forth, in a right-hand column. The left-hand side has five tabs:
Overview, Résumé, Work History & Feedback, Tests and Portfolio.
These contain all of the profile information described above, except
for Work History & Feedback, which displays links to past projects
completed, with feedback scores and comments. please refer to the feedback
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