When I post a job at Odesk-like sites, I get a lot of nice applicants.
Most of the applicants have good feedback (4-5 stars), have worked for several contractors, nice portofolio, and a nice application letter where they have included the word I wanted them to include in their applications to ensure they have read my job post.
And then I think, "nice, so many qualified applicants".
But when I hire them, they can be bad on following the instructions. They sometimes follow only 50 % of my instructions.
Or it can be other things that makes me just disappointed.
Do you have any tips on how to filter the applicants and choose the best?
Or any tips on what to do to be better on choosing applicants?