I am looking for someone that has strong skills with Joomla 2.5-3.0 MVC structure, PHP, MySQL and closely-related technologies. I prefer to work with individuals as opposed to coordinators. No offense, just a preference. In all cases, if the profile you apply with has a different name than the name communicating with me, please let me know that. If I cannot link the person/profile I am communicating with to the person/profile that applied for the job, you will probably get declined.
Please! Unless you have some really cool job to show me as a reference, do not provide me with a bunch of links to sites. If you want me to see something specific, give me the details I need to see your work. Saying only 'I worked on xyz.com' and giving me the link is a waste of my time. If, on the other hand, you tell me that you solved a really difficult issue, then tell me about the issue, how you solved it, and the link to where I can see the result.
When you apply, please tell me your "usual" work hours in GMT. The exact duration and number of hours per week will vary greatly. I expect this work to last at least 6 months, with some weeks being busier than others. Some weeks may have little or no work as sometimes certain projects will take a higher priority than those I need oDesk programmers for.
If I contact you, please be patient. I am working on multiple projects simultaneously, a few of which I use oDesk resources for, and many more I currently do not. I am not ignoring you, I will read all relevant information submitted as part of your application or subsequent communication.