How to Create an

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Go to www.odesk.com

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When this page opens, click Create an Account

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Select which classification you want to sign in as

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Since the account owner is a virtual assistant, let’s choose this

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To apply, fill up the form

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This is a sample

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When done, scroll down and click here

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A checklist will tell you what you must accomplish

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Click on link in #1

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When this appears, check your email for the confirmation message

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After signing in to your email account, find this Odesk notification

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Click to open message and click on the link provided

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If successful, this message appears. To continue click here

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Your checklist should have a check mark on number one

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Next, click the link on number two

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Fill up form with your contact information

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Here is a sample

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When done, click here

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Your checklist should show a check on number two

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Next, click the link in number three

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Tick on the job categories that apply to you

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Scroll down to continue

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Select your primary role in the drop down menu here

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Assign your desired hourly rate here

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Indicate availability in terms of hours per week here

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Decide on your title. This will make employers find you easier.

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You can click here to see examples

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When done, click here

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Your checklist should show a check on number three

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Next, click the link on number four

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Take the time to read the agreement

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If you agree, tick here then click

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Your checklist should show a check on number four

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Next, click here

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It now opens to your own Odesk User Settings

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First message recommends that you get Odesk Ready

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Your goal is to get a job here. Getting Odesk Ready is a must!

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Click here to take the Odesk Readiness Test

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Take the time to read about the Odesk Readiness Test

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When done, click here

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This page shows test rules and some test statistics

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When ready for test, click here

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The succeeding parts lead to the test. Follow the directions and finish it.
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Results are given immediately after the test

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You must have a perfect score in this test to be Odesk Ready

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You may click either button to continue

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You are now a certified Odesk Contractor!

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Click here to see your new profile

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This is your profile as others see it. In Overview Tab

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In the Resume Tab

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For the new Odesk account, Work History and Feedback Tab is empty.

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Tests Tab shows Odesk tests you have taken

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For the new Odesk account, Portfolio Tab is empty.

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However, this profile isn’t complete yet. Let’s try to make this profile shine!
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On the page, click this icon

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Next, click on User Settings

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When this page opens, click here

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Notice that profile is only 30% complete

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Click here to Add Portrait to profile

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Click Browse and locate the photo to upload

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When done, click OK

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You now have a face on your profile

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Uploading a portrait also increased profile completion to 50%

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Click here to Add an Overview

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Fill up all fields like so

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Allow the public to access your profile

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Choose to either show full or first name with last initial only

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Assign Primary Role based on your skills

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Title that will help people find you when they search

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Availability in terms of hours per week

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Indicate years of work experience

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Indicate your English proficiency

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Compose clear job objectives

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You can click here to see a sample of a good objective

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When done, click Save

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Your profile completion is up 60%

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Click here to take a Free Skills Test

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You can choose from the list of tests to take

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For this example, let’s take the U.S. Basic English Skills Test

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Take the time to read syllabus, test rules and test stats

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When ready, click here

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The succeeding parts will lead you to the test. Follow the instructions and finish it.
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Results are given immediately

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Click on either button to continue

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The profile just went up 70%

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Click here to add a Portfolio Project

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Fill up all fields, giving details to the project you did

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When done, click Save

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Profile completeness went up 75%

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Click here to add other experiences

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Enter other experiences you would like to add. When done, click

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Profile completeness now at 80%

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Profile completeness now at 80%

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You visit sites like Brainbench, take any of the free tests. If you pass, you get a certification.
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Go to www.brainbench.com

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When page opens, click here

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Next, click here

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Fill up required fields *

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Here’s a sample. When done, click

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This form may be filled up later. Scroll down and click Submit.

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You are now in you Brainbench Page

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Select a test from the list of free tests

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To choose this test, click here

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When this page opens, click here

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Next, click Begin Test

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Take note of the reminder and click Continue

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It is important to be honest when taking tests

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The succeeding parts will lead you to the test. Follow the directions and finish it.
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When finished answering, this message appears

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This tells us that we passed the test

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Scroll down and press continue

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You can now add the details of test in your Odesk Profile under Certification

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When done, click Save

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Profile completeness is now 85%

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Click here to add Portfolio Projects

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Add details about past projects you are proud of

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When done, click Save

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Profile Completion is now 90%

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Click here to Add a Skill

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Mention a skill you have acquired through training or past work experience

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When done, click Save

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You now have a complete Odesk Profile

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You may go through your Profile and the Tabs as others see it

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Notice that most fields are filled with information about you

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A complete Profile helps you get a job interview at Odesk faster
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Your Profile must draw target employers to you

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Now, get busy and open an Odesk account now!

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