More information in job notification emails please
Thread poster: Shannon Summers

Shannon Summers  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:34
Member (2008)
French to English
Jul 31, 2009

Before the job notification emails were recently re-formatted, they included a little more information about the job and job poster. All emails used to include who/what company was posting the job. The new email notification format doesn't. This was very helpful information to determine whether I wanted to click the link to find out more about the job. If I knew it was from a company I've already communicated with and/or was undesirable, I could make my decision whether to click through. Now, I have to click on the link every time just to see what company is posting, and more often than not, it wasn't worth it.

Why did this change, and can it please be included back?

It would also be nice to include other pieces of pertinent information in the emails, such as brief description, price, etc.

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Marina Aleyeva  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:34
English to Russian
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Seconded Aug 1, 2009

I would like to see that included, too - at least the name of the job poster.

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Local time: 08:34
English to Arabic
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Agree with you! Aug 1, 2009

This will save much more time and also very helpful.

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Lucia Leszinsky
Improved classic job notifications Aug 3, 2009

Hi all,

Classic jobs notifications have been improved to include just basic information about the job such as language pair(s), field, delivery and quoting deadlines and title:

Subject line: New job posting on

Body: URL:

Language pair(s): [language] to [language]
Title: [job title]
Delivery deadline: [date] [time]
Quoting deadline: [date] [time]
Subject field: [field]

This job is available only to members until [time] [date]


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Note that outsourcers' real and company names have been excluded from the notification to respect job posters' confidentiality, specially for cases in which the notification recipient does not finally meet the job requirements to submit a quote and then see the outsourcers' contact information.

Hope this explains.

Please let me know if you have any doubt.



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Shannon Summers  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:34
Member (2008)
French to English
Disagree Aug 3, 2009

Lucia, while the job notifications may have included some of the improvements you mention, the removal of the job poster is far from an improvement. Your comment about excluding job poster's information because of confidentiality in case the recipient doesn't meet the job requirements does not make any sense at all. If the recipient doesn't meet the job requirements, he/she shouldn't be receiving the job notification anyway! Aren't notifications restricted to those who meet the job poster's selected criteria?? If the recipient meets the criteria, then there is no violation in confidentiality!

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Lucia Leszinsky
Classic jobs notifications criteria Aug 4, 2009

Hi Shannon,

Please note that classic jobs notifications are sent taking into account the following fields in a job posting, apart from jobs notifications preferences:

* Language pair
* Service type
* Subject Field
* Rates

However, note that outsources may also restrict their jobs using the following criteria:

* Membership
* Account type
* Native language
* Software
* Credentials
* Location
* Specific field
* Expertise

Thus, when receiving a job notification what you are receiving is an alert that a job was posted in the language pair reported in your profile, in one of your fields, within your rates and looking for one of the services you offer. But this is just an alert. To the see the job's details, you must visit the job posting.

Hope this explains further.

Just let me know if you have any questions.



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