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I have applied to several projects but have not been selected for one. Why?

Sorry to hear that you haven't been matched for a project yet! Please be patient, as there are many qualified Experts applying to each project and it may take a few applications before you are selected. We've tried to make the application process very easy for this reason (no bidding or proposal, just a simple cover note). That said, there are a few things you can do to improve your odds:

  • Ensure that your Graphite profile is thorough. Include full work history, a profile picture an up to date resume, and relevant work samples.
  • Highlight relevant past experience ("I've done this exact project before for a similar company") and interest in the specific project in your cover note. For most projects, the Expert with the most relevant experience is chosen.
  • Last but not least, please be mindful of the project prerequisites. Apply to those projects that are the best fit for your background. Pay close attention to the location and travel requirements.

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