Sunday, June 8, 2014

My Experience in Recruitment Sourcing




Shahadath Hossain


I have worked on several contracts to find candidates for their job opening. These were mostly LinkedIn based. I have worked several times for RD Worldwide Staffing and also other clients.  This staffing & search agency focuses on Automotive sectors. So I had to find two people from large Automotive companies in the USA.

First, I got the full details of the search and the requirements of passive candidates who would be a great fit for their job opening.

To source people with specific skills, experience I search on search engines (mainly on Google). Usually I create a Boolean String to bring profiles from the web pages mainly from LinkedIn. Boolean searching helps me to X-ray potential candidate’s profile. Also sometime I perform searches directly on LinkedIn to find out them. Then I visit each profile to see  if that profile matches the criteria or not. If it matches, then I pick that person and then I source their contact details so that my client can contact him/her for the new opportunity. Then I find their resume. If the person has a detailed LinkedIn profile then I use that as a resume. If LinkedIn profile is not up to date or lack of detailed information then I again search using different searched to find a resume for the person.


I deliver work on required format asked by my client. Generally, I make an excel sheet or gather resume with the information like Company, Name, Title, Email, Phone, LinkedIn, and other relevant information for the job opening. Also deliver pdf, word doc for each person.


Md. Shahadath Hossain


Have sourced candidates for Software Engineer, Sales Director, Tier Development Engineer, Design Managers etc.


So if you need a sourcer to perform a search to find passive candidates, then get in touch.



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Generation of Names and Email Addresses for Marketing Campaign


Here I have built a mailing list for marketing campaign. My client is a small food manufacturer in Australia. They have generated an excel list of categories/companies to target. They wanted to have contact details for following person from each of these companies.

He would like 3 email addresses that are Australian Contacts who are
connected to the Food component of the business under:
- General Manager (or CEO if there is no GM)
- Marketing/Sales Director or similar
- People responsible for Food Purchasing or similar (e.g. Food Procurement Manager, Food Purchasing Manager, National Food Buyer, National Food Service Manager).

What I did. 


 I have built a database using LinkedIn as my primary source. First I locate each of these person from each companies. Then I used my own tricks to find their emails and validate them using two tools. Now finding emails for almost all is easy for me. Sometimes I also use few paid directories like Jigsaw,Zoominfo etc.

At the end I delivered the database with following information for each executives.

Company
√ First Name
√ Last Name
√ Job Title
√ Work Email
√ Work Phone (company main phone not available)
√ Company Physical Address
LinkedIn Profile URL of the person     
 

 At the end client was very happy for it.

I always like this kind of mailing list building job. Do you need something like it? Let's discuss !


Client's Feedback: "Thanks again Shahadath. Pleasure to work with you. Looking forward to more work in the future!"


 Screenshot of The Job :



Mailing_List, Email_List







Sunday, December 29, 2013

Email Researcher Needed to Research on E-commerce Merchants in Europe and Asia


Job Description:

In this job I was working for The Paypers.  Below is the job description given by them.

"The Paypers is currently looking to expand our database of e-commerce merchants in Europe and Asia. Therefore we are looking for accurate researchers who can generate reliable leads of the most important e-commerce merchants in various European and Asian countries.

Types of Contacts Needed:
-  CFO, COO, Chief Marketing Director
- Head of payments & fraud (head of payments)
- Head of Ecommerce
- Head of logistics


All the names found must be listed in an excel sheet in columns:
Name of the company, First name /  last name /  function / country and most important e-mail address.
Qualifications:
- an excellent net surfer
- experience with finding contact details (email addresses) within companies.


How to research:
1. Add contact persons and their email addresses to the list of companies provided by The Paypers.
2. You can search the web, linkedin, twitter etc.


Candidates may be locally based or working internationally. Knowledge of local languages is key for some countries."


What I did. 

 

 All these given e-commecre merchants were from UK, Netherlands, Denmark,  Austria, Germany, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Spain. So I have to work with different non-English websites. My previous experience helped me a lot to work with this non-English websites.

I have used LinkedIn as my primary source to find people  responsible for following positions.

√ CFO
√ COO
√ CMO/Marketing Director or similar
√ Person Responsible for E-commerce 
√ Person Responsible for Logistic
√ Business development Director
√ Director Regional
Person Responsible for Payments
Person Responsible for Fraud/Risk

I use these names to determeine the potential emails by using common email formats and used email-format.com and Boolean search to find out emails. Then I use mailtester.com and Rapportive to verify emails. 

For some companies I couldn't find all the person. But as usual I always give 100% valid contact info. So they were happy with my delivered works. They appreciate my work as all the emails were valid.

It was really a challenging an interesting job. I always like this kind of contact info collecting job. Will help you too in this kind of job. Let's discuss.................

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Client's Feedback:  "Great job, thanks. "



Screenshot of The Job :


Email List

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Contact List Building in Specific Niche

Job Description:

Jeff Craven wanted to have a contact list in following criteria.
1. Spas (as in massage, facials, etc.)
2. Small Business Consultants
3. Learning Centers (as in tutoring and test preparation)
He wanted to have at least 100 contacts in each market. And he shared a Google Spreadsheet with me on which I have worked in. Also he told me to provide at least 30 contacts per day.

So I use different directories like Google Maps, Yelp, yellowpage etc to finds these business. Then I go to each and every website and had a look on the about us page to be sure about that it meets those criteria. Then I searched on the website and Linkedin as well as some paid B2B leads directories like Jigsaw/data.com and Zoominfo to find the Owner/president,CEO and their emails. The spreadsheet contains the following columns.

1. Company Name
2. First Name
3. Last Name
4. Title
5. Phone
6. Email (personal)
7. Location
8. Since
At the end he was very happy with the results. You can easily assume it by seeing his comment below.


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Client's Feedback:  "Really great work by Shahadath! He hit the ground running AND made sure to communicate all questions to me along the way. A seamless and pain-free experience. Will definitely call on him again."



Screenshot of The Job :



Lead List


 

Research & FInd E-Mail Addresses for List of Hotels in Germany


Job Description:

Carolanne Donovan wanted to have contact information of Hotels in Germany. She had a spreadsheet that has all the information like hotel name, address,city etc. She just wanted a contact email other than generic emails like info@......sales @.........etc.
Though it was tough to find out the contact person and emails as I couldn't find most of them on LinkedIn. I searched on Google as well as their website and then used different email  verification tool like Mailtester,com, Rapportive etc to verify the emails.

At the end I could give most of the personal emails. And she was very happy with the result and assigned me to a new job with the third list which is for Austria, Switzerland, Romania.

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Client's Feedback:  "Shahadath has been great to work with. This was the second project we hired him for and plan to hire him for many more! He produces great work and adheres to deadlines."


Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~0149f0866837b2b1b6

Screenshot of The Job :



List of Hotels in Germany


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Collect Facebook Page Links in Specific Criteria.

Job Description:

Mr. Albert wanted a list of 5,000 Facebook page links for hair salons and nail salons from Boston, Massachusetts and neighboring towns in Massachusetts . He only wanted pages link that meet his given criteria.

So I have used several directories to find these salons. Then I go to their websites and collect the links of their Facebook page.

I had to careful as he didn't want any duplicates.
I use Google Maps, Yelp.com and other directories.




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Client's Feedback:   "thank you "





Screenshot of The Job :


Facebook pages

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Data Scraping & List Formatting

Job Description:

In this job I have manually scrapped member directory of California from http://www.acg.org/ . He shared login username and password with me to access the directory page.

There were more than 1500 contact information. First I have collect them and built a spreadsheet. Then I assigned a category to each of them like  accountants & consultants, advertising, bank, commercial real estate,computer software,consultant, staffing & recruiting, insurance, lawyer,private equity/investor etc.

Spreadsheet has the following headers.

1. Name
2. Company
3. Address 1
4. Address 2
5. City
6. State
7. Zip Code
8. Phone
9. Fax
10.E-mail Address
11. Category





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Client's Feedback:   "Thanks for the help!"





Screenshot of The Job :




Data Scrapping

Friday, December 6, 2013

Google Form Creation


Job Description:

In this job I have created 8 long Google Forms containing a lots of question and fields. I was working for Stega Networks Inc.
I have use all features of Google Forms. Used Questions that bring new questions based on the answer of the previous question. And all other regular types of question like Multiple Choice, Check boxes, Scale, Grid, date, Time, List,Text,Paragraph etc.

Beside this project I have worked on several projects where I have built many Google forms with all functions available. 



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Client's Feedback:   "Thank you very much."


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Google Map River Search


Job Description:


Mr. Paul Adams sell  building cooling service that uses river, canal or lake for natural cooling instead of aircon. He gave me a list of  about 600 postcodes/addresses. He wanted someone to look at each postcode in Google maps to see if there is a river within 500m or so, then needed to mark that address in the Excel spreadsheet. 

So I take each of the postcodes and then search on Google maps to locate the location. Then I had a close look on the place to see if there is any river/canal within 500m. Then I mark them on the spreadsheet. 

I was enjoying the work. Because I always love to work on Google Maps. I completed the task within 2 days. Mr. Paul was very happy with the outcome of the job.
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Client's Feedback:  "Excellent work. Asked a really good clarifying question before he started. Will use again"


Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~018f9eb0c907861e63  (This posting is restricted to private)



Screenshot of The Job :



Google Map



Monday, November 25, 2013

Marketing/Sales Database Building for Email Campaign


Job Description:

My Client Mr. Neal wanted a list of specific persons with their emails who worked on specific companies based on UK. He wanted contact details for following persons.

1. Chief Financial Officer or CFO (if none - Financial Director)
2. Chief Information Officer or CIO (if none - IT Director, Head of IT)
3. IT Service Delivery Manager (or Head of IT Service Delivery)
4. Head of IT (or IT Manager)
5. Human Resources (HR) Director (or Head of Human Resources)

Database contains following information for each of them.

- Company Name
- Contact Forename
- Contact Surname
- Job Title
- Email Address

After completing the first phase very quickly before his given deadline, he hired me for next phase of 25 Companies..He is very happy with the work.

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Client's Feedback:  "Shahadath delivered excellent results (more than specified) and completed the project a week ahead of schedule.  I will be using him again for the next phase."

"Another excellent quality job by Shahadath. Delivered before my deadline and with additional contacts, just in case they were needed."


Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~0142d63d376cbffd06



Screenshot of The Job :




Marketing/Sales Database

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Building a List of Gym & Personal Trainers List of 10 Cities.



Job Description:

My client wanted a list of Gyms and Personal trainers from 12 cities Including following information.

1. Company name/Trainer Name
2. Head trainer/Owner (if applicable)
3. Phone number and email address 
4.Email
5. Full Mailing Address
4. Facebook link if applicable
5.Website link if applicable

Cities were Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA/Coeur d' Alene, ID
Portland, OR
Salem, OR
Bozeman, MT
Billings, MT
Boise, ID
Reno/Las Vegas, NV
Denver, CO
Phoenix, AZ

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Client's Feedback:  "Shahadeth completed this project of 500 entries, researched and put into an excel file, very quickly, with great communication and understanding. Thank you for your hard work!"






Job Posting Link:  https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~015e52e5d3e089383d



Screenshot of The Job :



Gym List

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Database address updating with Current Mailing address



Job Description:

My client Mr. Chris Danks gave me a list of 1063 UK based companies with their web URLs and emails.
My main task was to find mailing address fro those companies along with their phone number.Also I had to delete invalid/outdated domains from the list. 
he wanted the list to have completed in 48 hours.I promised him to complete the whole list in that time frame.And at last i could complete it within 2 days (less than 48 hours).And he was very happy with the work.

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Client's Feedback:  "This guy delivered! he said he would have it done within 48 hours and he did! it was a big data entry job too."


Job Posting Link:  https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~01cdeb87ec5176c4ad



Screenshot of The Job :


Database

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Identifying CIO/IT Director and Marketing Director names/email address's of UK based companies.



Job Description:


My wanted who works at BOX wanted a list of CIO/IT Director and Marketing Director of few companies.I have given him a list with these contacts.

Original job posting was

"I require CIO/IT Director and Marketing Director names/email address's for a list of 101 UK based companies.

- Full name required for CIO/IT Director (CIO preferred) & Marketing Director
- Full email for above contacts required, not generic IT helpdesk email.

All of the information should be gathered form multiple internet sources, and the email address should be tested by some means to ensure it is correct.

This should take no longer than 10 hours."

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Client's Feedback:  

"Thanks"



Screenshot of The Job :



Lead List

Monday, November 18, 2013

Building a Prospect List with emails of personnel from 4 & 5 Star Hotels in South Florida (Miami & Fort Lauderdale)



Job Description:


 Mr. Julio Brenes hired me for this job to build him a list of prospects for specific peoples who worked on 4 & 5 Star Hotels in South Florida. He owned a Golf Retail Store & Golf Rental Company.He wanted to run a marketing campaign to these people.I have built a database of people who holds the following Titles/Positions.

-General Manager
-Hotel Manager
-Director of Catering and Events
-Concierges chief concierge

Database contains following information.

Hotel name
First Name
Last name
Title
Email


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Client's Feedback:  

"Thank you very much for completing the project as required and at lightning fast pace. I added a little extra as a token of my appreciation.

Thanks again."



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~0142b5b8482fd3377a




Screenshot of The Job :



Prospect List

Research & Find E-Mail Addresses for List of 450 People



Job Description:


Mr. Lucas Firmino gave me a list of 450 people who worked in different hotels in different states in USA. And he wanted to have the e-mail address for each person on this list. The list have first and last name, phone number, company website and job title. So my responsibility was to find the emails for them. 

I had to perform a deep research to find these emails.I have looked trough public directories.I have collected their names according to their title from Linkedin.Then I tried to find their emails using some format of company emails like first_initial.last_name,first_name.last_name, first_name.last_name,last_name etc. I have used different tools and website like Jigsaw,hoover,lead411,Zoominfo,leadferret etc and to validate the emails I used Rapportive,mailtester.com etc.

At last got a good result and he was pretty happy with the output.

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Client's Feedback:  "Md. Shahadath Hossain did a fantastic job with the task we gave him! If we have similar work in the future, I will go directly to him."


Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~01288a73d2d17c11d5
 

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Prospect List

Building a Prospect List with People that work in Advertising Agencies



Job Description:


  Mr. Lopatin wanted a list of people that work in advertising agencies located in Seattle, Portland and Washington DC. He gave some criteria of the positions of people like

Digital Producer or Production,
Digital Delivery
Digital Project Manager
Executive Producer
Technology Director
Director of Operations.

And I have built a d
atabase contains following information.
First Name
Last Name
Email (work email)
Telephone
Agency Name
Agency Size
This job required a deep research to source the emails.But I have completed this job successfully as he expect from me.

Client's Feedback:  " Good work done"


Job Posting Link:  https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~0180a943adea2869e0
 


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Prospect List

Building a Mailing & Prospect List of German and other countries



Job Description:


Completed 3 jobs for him in 3 months on regular basis.because he is very satisfied by my works.

This job was to retrieve contact info of Austrian,German,Slovenian companies. This job had two parts to perform research. In the first part Mr. Wolf gave me a list of companies to find their addresses and the executives(CEO,Manager,member of Board etc.) of the companies .And in the second part he gave me some names of people who worked on different companies and lead them.I have found contact info with their emails.Database contains following information....

Company Name
Address (street,city,zip code,country)
Email (generic one like info@....)
Full Name
Function/Title
Email ( personal email like name@....)
Comments

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Client's Feedback:  "Perfect work. Exactly what I needed and very fast. Will hire again many times."



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~013185cf99d6f6502b
 

Screenshot of The Job :


Mailing List
 

Web Scraping of Attorneys from Law Firm websites



Job Description:


Here I built a database of Attorneys from different law firm from  Denver area.I have went through these websites and collected all attorneys and paralegals contact details.Some time I played my tricks to speed up the process.I did this manually,but the amount of output was high.And at the end he was very happy with the results.You can easily learn from the his comment below.

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Client's Feedback:  "I give a lot of credit to Shahadath for completing the project because it was laborious and it would have been easy to resign early. But not only did he complete it to my satisfaction but he communicated well when there were twists. Much of the time it involved my feedback and decision and for that I think he really made his mark with me. He easily could have made a decision but it could have been costly in time and effort.

I would hire him again and would recommend working with him. He's clearly experienced working on projects and brings a high-level of communication that I appreciated.
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Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~016334273918933fe5



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Database

Building a list of NGOs from a given link



Job Description:


In this job I have built a database of Non profit from GivingTuesday .

I have collected required information from it and built a spreadsheet..Then I went to their website to collect emails of them. For a few websites there were emails listed and for the rest I had to search the web to collect them.
This job required to complete within 7 days. I have completed in 6 days.The links had about 2900 NGOs in total.I am to be able to meet the deadline.

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Client's Feedback:  "Shahadath did a great job!  He sent me the spreadsheet each day as he was working on it so that I could monitor progress and give feedback.  Finished the project one day early on an already tight timeline.  Very impressed.  Great job!"



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~0189d22254cd55d97b


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Database

Clean up and organize Gmail accounts




Job Description:


In this job I have assist Christina Outlay to clean up and organize her two Gmail accounts. On these accounts there were a bunch of personal and promotional emails. She had subscribed to a lots of promotions, websites, newsletter etc.

So she wanted to organize and delete them keeping important emails. So first I have set appropriate Labels  for emails so that she could have a look on the emails.Then I have created filter for incoming emails. Thus she will get all her incoming emails under relevant label.

  
She delegate me to her Gmail accounts without sharing user credentials.And I do the rest.Was enjoying this task.Will love to have this types of work again.

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Client's Feedback:  "Shahadath handled a massive email administrative task I've been avoiding for months in just a few days. He communicates well and promptly, works diligently, and I'm happy with the result. I will definitely - without a doubt - work with him again."


Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~013123dd375b52c7ef

Building a contact list of Home maintenance and cleaning industry of greater chicago area


Job Description:


Mr. Roger Kuhn wanted a mailing list of Home maintenance and cleaning industry of greater chicago area.he gave me following categories


Handyman
Carpet Cleaning
Window Cleaning
Sealing
Hvac
Rubbish removal 
Lawn maintenace 
Window carpentry 
Chimney sweep 
Residential cleaning 
Pest control
Sprinkler maintenance
Appliance repair
Garage door repair
Garage organization
Plumbers
Electricians

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Client's Feedback:  "no comments only 5 stars"



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~0100dec256622c5190




Mailing List

List of golf courses and emails in Arizona, USA in EXCEL Format



Job Description:


Mr. Shane Crosley gave me a pdf containing a list of Golf courses & their mailing address. So at first I converted the pdf into an Excel spreadsheet. Then I have cross checked their mailing address with the current address.And lastly I have collected their emails addresses.So I had to perform several tasks in this job like Pdf conversion,mailing list development and web research.
 

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Client's Feedback:  "Contractor did an excellent job.  Would hire again."



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~01686dd90e2666fb5f



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Mailing List

Collecting emails of School teachers



Job Description:


In this job I have collected emails of School teachers and PTO person's emails of Elementary schools from many US schools districts.

The original job post was "I am looking for someone to do research into US school websites to find email addresses of people who are relevant to our business.

1. Use the list of US schools - google each districts web site.
2. Go to each site - go to each elementary of primary school site
3. Look at menu for Staff/Faculty/Directory and get all teacher email addresses and names
4. Enter into an excel doc"
 So I first I collected the list of school district for each of the state and then went to their websites.From the school list I collected the Elementary schools and emails of teachers.The preference was to collect emails of teacher of Grade 3.

I gave her a lots of emails per hour.So she was happy with my work.
 

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Client's Feedback:  "He did great work and was very quick. When there were questions he asked them rather than just guessing therefore the quality of work was always high."



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~017b034c732edb464c

Personal assistant - contact research (Lead to more PA work)



Job Description:


The original job post was "We need someone to take our list of contacts and identify the best potential email and phone for each.  We will make available research tools and email verification to help this effort.

Typical activities
- Search contact by senior-most role who is responsible for Corporate Development
- Identify corporate domain (may be different from website) for email
- Identify contact email either by finding or by determining email structure (first initial.lastname or firstname.lastname, firstname_lastname, etc.)
- Identify contact telephone"
 

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Client's Feedback:  " Great help, understood the requirements and took initiative to achieve objectives without much of my support!  Would use again."



Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~01dd9b73e9506d7bdd


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Prospect List

Data gathering (emails and phone number of personnel )



Job Description:

The original job post was "We need help gathering Name, Title, Email and Phone number to a list of companies. We need you to be quick, agile and able to act fast! Short-term assignment, but more may come.'' So you can understand what I have performed in this job. Firstly it was for finding executives contact details and put them Google spreadsheet.Then after completing g this successfully, he gave me another work where I have collected contact details of different celebrities.He wanted direct emails of the celebrities or his/her agent's contact details.It was tough but could give him a best results.

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Client's Feedback:  "Shahadath did a great job collecting data for us. I especially appreciated that he communicated very effectively about different issues and potential obstacles."


Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~01838fefd6af77cbd8


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Web Research/Data Entry/Data Transfer Specialist


Job Description:

Mr. Christopher  wanted a database of small local businesses within certain cities of North Carolina.He wanted a excel spreadsheet with the following Headings.

Business Name
Street Address
City
State
Zip code
Phone #
Website
Email
Contact First Name
Contact Last Name
Industry/Category

I have collected above information for following businesses.

handyman
roofing
flooring
landscaper
lawn care
home improvement
Electrician
plumbers
Painters and Decorators
Gardening Care & Lawn Mowing
home decorator/Interior Designer
Carpenters and Joiners
Decks/deck installer.
Fencing
Pest Control
home appraisal
florist
antiques store
garden store
cosignment
book store
photographer
hair salon
nail salon
spa
bike store
wine shop
pharmacy
Jeweller
Boutique
Home Builder
Music store
Outfitters




Client's Feedback: "Did everything I could have wanted the right way and communicated perfectly. I hope to hire again."

 

Job Posting Link: https://www.odesk.com/jobs/~01aab0bbd0ad8b385e
 
 
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Mailing List