I am new to Guru. I posted a project and I had twelve (12) quotes on it. On reviewing the "Guru Recommendation" for them, they are numbered 1 to 12, seemingly in the order they were received.
How worthwhile is to take this evaluation into consideration while choosing the candidate to award the job/project to?
Asked Jul 17 at 08:42 PM
Hi Pradeep, I cannot speak to how worthwhile Guru Recommendations are during the selection process, but I think it's important for Guru employers to be aware of what info. is (and isn't) included in Guru's Recommendation ranking on the Submitted Proposals page.
The rankings included in Guru Recommendations contain information such as the Recommended number (assigned by Guru), and Feedback stars and Earnings. Information in the latter two fields is for THE PRECEDING 12 MONTHS ONLY and does MAY NOT reflect a freelancer's cumulative totals.
NOTE that for established Guru professionals who may not have done a great deal of work via Guru during this 12-month period, Feedback and Earnings do not necessarily accurately portray the freelancers history as a Guru professional. In the "worst case" scenario, a freelancer can have no Feedback Stars or Earnings displayed, when, in actuality, the freelancer DOES have a Guru track record to reference. The employer may or may not to know that this information is available for review.
I would suggest that when reviewing candidates for your project, you click on the name of the freelancer to display his/her Overview Profile page. There, you can click the Feedback tab to see overall earnings displayed by different time frames and per-project feedback cumulative feedback. -- Thank you.
answered Jul 18 at 12:06 AM
Rankings are ok in of itself. If I were an employer looking for a freelancer, I would first read the proposals that are submitted for the job I post. I would make sure those proposals are personally written by freelancers who have read the description of my job. I make sure they address what they can do for me and how well they understand my requirements.
From those proposals I would pick the top 3 or 4. Then I would look at their profiles. In their profiles I would learn of their expertise, qualificatations and experience. I would browse through their portfolios (if they have any). I would also view their jobs, not just of this year, but ALL past jobs. If you still can't decide, give each a call and have a talk with them concerning your project.
answered Jul 18 at 12:30 AM