On my last post, I showed you a print screen of the 10 ODesk job applications that I did. It was really the most number of applies that I did in just one sitting.
As I signed out on my ODesk account, I said a prayer. I know that out of the ten jobs, there will be one who will respond.
Indeed, one responded. And the series of events was like a whirlwind.
I applied on a Sunday, had an exchange of communication with the employer from Monday to Tuesday, got interviewed, hired, and started work on Wednesday.
Until now, I cannot believe what happened. This is my second VA job; a first in ODesk!
My employer is from the United States who maintains a site on free deals or coupons for those who want to shop for home stuff under a budget.
My employer was very particular with the WordPress know-how. She kept on asking about it during our exchange of communication in ODesk. She also asked if I was able to read the job description/instructions that she attached on the job posting. I couldn’t blame her; she has interviewed some applicants who claimed they know how to use WordPress. I just assured her that I am knowledgeable of the site; I know how to create, edit, and update posts, as well as insert pictures. To show proof, I even gave her link to this blog (as I always do in my applications).
The interview in Skype took two hours. I could consider it as non-formal interview because the contractor gave me the opportunity the ask clarifications on the job. At the same time, she already created an account for me in her WordPress site so that she could explain to me her requirements in work.
My employer is very accommodating; she told me to throw her questions about the job. I took the chance because I would like to know more about the job that I was applying for. Moreover, I would like to know more about who I will work for.
After a few more questions, clarifications, we talked about my work time and days. I told her that I can work for four hours from Mondays to Fridays.
Then the employer said, “That’s okay. Just make sure that you always log your hours in ODesk to make sure that your working hours is recorded.”
With that, I said, “Ma’m, does that mean I already got the job?”
She said, “Oh I’m sorry I forgot to tell you that. Yes, you got the job! I will now go to ODesk to hire you. Thank you!”
I laughed, and then felt some tears in my eyes.
I guess that’s what really happens when a whirlwind strikes.