3. You might not think the beard would make a lot of difference. You’d be wrong.
When Javier responded to job openings with the bearded picture, the response rate jumped from 12% to 35%.
4. He tried the experiment last year, when he worked for more than 1,200 hours on oDesk, an online marketplace to find work you can do from home.
5. He is an expert on Search Engine Optimisation, and believes that similar techniques will become increasingly important on these new-age jobs sites. He told Wired:
If I ever come back to use these sites, I will try to spend time improving my profile before improving my newbie coding skills.