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I get emails and comments everyday saying Leapforce (now Appen) is yet to get back to me. The frequent complaint that I get almost daily is that it has been months since I applied, but there has been no response from Appen yet
. In this post, I am going to dissect some of the probable reasons as to why Appen may not have gotten back to you or have probably rejected your application. That being said, a lot of my referrals have gone on to qualify for the tests and work for Appen as Search Engine Evaluator or Social Media Evaluator. I see a lot of newbies inside Leapforce forum introducing themselves and saying hello.
Just to give you a heads up, I am not an HR from Leapforce. I am just a worker with Appen. The reasons mentioned below may or may not be true. But I am pretty confident that I won’t be way off the mark.
The reasons mentioned here may be true for Lionbridge and Raterlans as well.
- More Than One Application from one IP address –
People make this serious mistake while applying for Leapforce or any other related companies. In case of Leapforce, it is clearly mentioned in the application page that only one person per IP address is allowed to work for this position. Here is the screenshot from their application page if you don’t believe me. I don’t know as to why some people can’t even see such a clearly written statement. If you’re thinking that your entire family is going to work now from the same IP address with different laptop or desktops, then you are in for rejection mate.
2. Re-applying Several Times –
First of all, Appen is not Indian Railways. They don’t have thousands of openings every year. And they don’t hire thousands every year. They will only hire if and when their client ( In case of Appen, the client is Google or Facebook) feels that it is necessary to hire some contractors. So, they will take time to get back to you. They will pre-screen your application and only if they deem you fit for this job will they contact you. And the wait period may be anywhere from few days to six months. If they don’t get back to you in six months, you can re-apply again with the same gmail again. There are some who, when they had to wait for few weeks or months, created new gmail accounts and re-applied again from the same IP and system. Dude, when you had applied before, did you not see a pop-up saying that your IP-address had been recorded? Due to this foolish mistake, both previous and your new application would be surely rejected.
3. Poor English –
If you’ve applied for Indian English position, you must have excellent comprehension and written communication skills at it. It doesn’t matter whether you are a bachelor degree holder or a masters degree holder. It has nothing to do with English skills. Some people are simply bad in English. And I can’t teach you that. If your English ain’t good enough, at least apply for Hindi language positions. There are several projects for Hindi language as well. The same goes for applicants from other countries with different languages. One has to have an excellent communication and comprehension skills in their language of application.
4. Working For Other Similar Companies –
There are similar companies like Leapforce such as – Lionbridge, Appen Butler Hill, Zerochaos and iSoftstone. Most of the time, you can’t work for all of them at the same time. They are very particular about it as their client is almost always the same i.e. Google or Facebook. In case of iSoftstone, it is Microsoft though. So even if you want to work for iSoftstone, and any other companies that has Google as their client, one has to always ensure that there is no conflict of interests.
5. Working From College Hostel –
I am not too sure whether this affects your application being approved or rejected, but I do know for a fact that one is not allowed to work from a public place or anywhere that lacks privacy. It doesn’t mean that you can’t work from your hotel room. You can, as long as you are inside the room. Now, if you are a college student and you are using Wifi-hotspots, you don’t really have a privacy. That may be a cause for your rejection.
6. Bad CV –
CV is your first contact with Appen or any other company that you have or will apply for. CV reveals who you are. So make it professional, but keep it simple stupid. It should definitely not have your photograph on it. I get a lot of questions from people asking me to help with their CVs. Well, I am sorry mate. I don’t do that job. There is something called Google. Make use of it to make a kick-ass CV.
7. Not seeing the email invite –
I applied for a friend as well and he thought that he wasn’t not invited. Then I scanned through his promotions inbox and saw the invite that was sent out to him just 3 weeks after me applying for it.
But he didn’t notice it, and I can’t blame him for that. And now I have reasons to believe that many of you have not or might not notice the invite.
Make sure to check your spam folder as well.
The email invite would come from –
And when that email comes, this is how it looks on your laptop. It looks the same in mobile devices too.
Please note that Appen acquired Leapforce in late 2017 and has re-branded it as Appen Connect. So you may not see that “Leapforce At Home Notice” in your laptop/desktop. You could see “Appen recruitment or somethin similar.
In mobile device only “agent-qualification” is visible. The main keyword “leapforce” is hidden from view if we don’t click through the email.
So anyone would think that this email is some scammy emails or something. I can’t blame you for that. So please take note of the email –
It is from that email that you would get the invitation to proceed further with your application.
So those are the reasons why your application may be rejected or you haven’t heard back from them. There might be other reasons too, but I believe these are the most likely ones. If you haven’t signed up for Leapforce yet, sign up below
If you haven’t heard back from Appen, check out other companies HERE.
Use discretion and presence of mind to not be rejected at your first point of contact. Good Luck.
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Originally published on Marc 17th 2017.