Sunday, May 17, 2009

What a Blessed and Loonngg Week!

Hi BFs (blog friends), i hope you had a productive week as i had. I have so many things that i would like to share with you, but first things first. I would like to tell you what happened to me last week.

Many of you, my bfs would be familiar with oDesk, because i guess, you came to know my blog because of various forums i joined regarding oDesk.

If only you can see my Message Center, i saved all the good news there. But that will just reflect the fun part of my first week at oDesk. You cannot see there the sweat, blood and eye bugs i had before i had my victory dance.

Before i joined, i read all i the threads and posts from my two favorite forums, Pinoy Exchange and Female Network. This took me two whole days to finish it. Then finally, on May 7, 2009, i signed up with oDesk, armed with all the tips and experiences of pinoy exchangers and sisses that i have read in the forums. It took me two tries with the readiness exams, 2 hours to complete my profile and 2 hours to finish 4 other tests.

Now, the exhausting part. I started applying, it took me 1 whole day to apply to almost every job posts i think i can do. Then came the dreaded messages, "Your candidacy has ended". Everytime i received that message, my heart ached and an there was an explainable feeling of hurt - i really don't do well with rejection.

Then after a day, i was hired by an American Mom who wants her kids' grades monitored, hooray! But do not think this is it, because it was just a 1hr/week job. Funny!!! But i never gave up, i continued to apply, maximizing the 20 applications quota.

The following day i had an interview with a pinay buyer who wanted to hire me as a writer. Wow, eversince, i really want to write! She was sooo kind, she gave me an opportunity to write, and she guided me all the way.. Bless her! That is not the only good news i received that day, i received 2 invitations for an interview with one Frenchman ala Hugh Grant, and one cutey New Yorker.

May 11, i started my writing stint, May 12 got acquainted with the cutey New Yorker and the following day, i "rubbed elbows" with frenchman ala-Hugh Grant! That did not stop there, the same day, the American Mom told me to assume a very unique job position (i will tell you about that in my next post), that is another 2 hours in the morning! Wow!

So, i had a FULL week. It was a very lllooonnnggg, but very fulfilling and a blessed week. Whew, i live for great weeks like that one!

So, my fellow oDeskers, don't fret if you are always rejected, erase the message in your inbox and apply again! In my next posts, i will be giving some tips on how to get noticed when you apply. Yes, i will tell you, the competition is VERY stiff in there! But, perseverance is always the key!

Okay folks, that's all for now, i have to go back to work, my hours already have an equivalent $sign on it! :)

The author, ZSPimentel is a Virtual Assistant Mom and currently a co-owner of the company, Hire a VA which outsources VA and SEO Specialists at a very reasonable rates.

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