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Contact the outsourcer by email - do they ever reply?
Thread poster: Sorana_M.

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in short - yes they reply Jun 30, 2017

if they need you urgently
if their regular translator is not available
if your skills match their needs
if their budget matches your quote

- - OH and of course: Late Friday afternoon -when no cheaper translator was available during the past week and the job is due on Monday - -

often outsourcers received several douzens of quotes
often outsources go fish for CVs at times they have no jobs ( to keep their employees busy and look for cheaper tran
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if they need you urgently
if their regular translator is not available
if your skills match their needs
if their budget matches your quote

- - OH and of course: Late Friday afternoon -when no cheaper translator was available during the past week and the job is due on Monday - -

often outsourcers received several douzens of quotes
often outsources go fish for CVs at times they have no jobs ( to keep their employees busy and look for cheaper translators).

If you don't hear from them within the hour, it was probaly not that urgent

Sometimes you hear from them a week, a month or even a couple of years later...
(hey , we found your CV in our system, do you still work for X amount?)

Although after a few years they are more likely to create a new job posting on Proz...



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Sorana_M.
Romania
Local time: 13:06
English to Romanian
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Quoting on proz Jun 30, 2017

Sheila, I haven't quoted on proz.com jobs for quite a while now. However, my last quotes said "you cannot quote on this job, you have to add money to your wallet first". I have mentioned this before. It didn't matter whether I had to wait for 12 hours or not.

I will wait for the next suitable EN-RO job and check again.


 

Mair A-W (PhD)
Germany
Local time: 12:06
Member (2016)
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Yes Jun 30, 2017

Sorana_M. wrote:

Why is that? Do they even choose someone to do the job? Eventually, the job is closed, so I guess they must have found someone - assuming the job post is legitimate. But whom?

Do you quote on such jobs? Do you ever get such a job? Or do you even get a reply to your quote?

And how come the number of bids/quotes may be registered and made visible, if one is expected to quote outside of proz/other sites?


Yes, I have sometimes quoted on such jobs by email, and been awarded the job. I have also sometimes quoted on such jobs by email, and never received a reply. I have found it is very rare to receive a negative reply -- either no reply, or success.


 
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