Are there bots responding to the job postings?
Thread poster: Guillermo Urbina Valdés

Guillermo Urbina Valdés  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2012)
Spanish to English
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Feb 14, 2014

Hi everyone!

Lately I've noted that some quotes are submitted way too fast for some jobs posted on the site. For instance, I received a notification and clicked on it immediately. The email had been sent less than 10 seconds before I clicked on the link and there were already 4 quotes submitted before I even got to the "submit quote" button. Do you think anyone is using bots to submit quotes?


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Srini Venkataraman
United States
Local time: 03:58
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Ad time Feb 14, 2014

You recd. a notification, right, but did you check the job post time? Because I get a notification sometimes up to 12 hours later.

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Hin und Wieder  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 10:58
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Never seen one Feb 14, 2014

I posted jobs and never had bots sending in their CV. The notifications sometimes get to me very late, so I guess that's what happens here.

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
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Go online if you want to be first Feb 14, 2014

If you're actually looking at the site when they're published, you'll find it can be some time later that you'll be notified. So the first ones to submit quotes will be those who see the job when it appears on the ProZ.com site.

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