If you fail the exam the second time, Appen and Lionbridge will not allow you to retake it a third time (in some cases vendors may give the third attempt). In this case I would advise that you apply to another vendor like Lionbridge (or vice versa).
Option 1: re-apply from your own PC
Before proceeding with application you will need to clean your devices from the data left from unsuccessful exams.
- Sign out all Gmails associated with your unsuccessful attempts (make a complete sign out on a laptop, PC and your smartphone) and to be on the safe side, re-install your chrome browser on your PC;
- A new IP address will be required. You may use a residential VPN to change your IP address. Do not use normal VPN if you are going to apply for Lionbridge, use only a residential VPN. It is VERY easy to know if you are using a regular VPN. As an option you may change your Internet provider or if you have a dynamic IP address then no action is required at this stage;
- Create new gmail;
- Proceed with application as normal.Once you have started the application and qualification process, I recommend you keep the same IP address during the whole process. If you need to, later on you may change your IP as many times you want.
Note: I would like to point out that Lionbridge is very strict in terms of IP address. The vendor prefers to deal with applicants who have a residential IP address, but it depends on your country.
Option 2: re-application on behalf of another person the same vendor is possible
Use someone else’s PC to apply and move the account to your PC once you complete the qualification process.
Note: Before proceeding with registration, make sure that you use a new Gmail account which previously was not used for application process.
Note: It is very important that when you filling out the application and answering the application questions, you must indicate that you have never applied/worked the search engine evaluator position before with another company. Answering yes to this question will automatically disqualify you.
Lionbridge Unsuccessful Application
There might be many reasons for the rejection of your application. These are some of the reasons:
It might be possible that your CV does not meet Lionbridge standards. Lionbridge is very selective in terms of quality of CVs of applicants in India and other developing countries.Make sure that you CV looks professional and accurate and there are no gaps in your experience.
Your IP address might be suspicious, or does not meet Lionbridge requirement. If you have a dynamic IP address (an IP which changes each time you connect to the Internet) – you will be rejected for sure. Make sure that you have static IP address. One way to check is to ask your internet service provider.
Someone is using the same IP address for a rating project (in the case of sharing an Internet network connection), make sure that your IP address is unique.
And finally, try to arrange new IP addresses, update your CV, create new Gmails, and apply one more time. If possible you might need to find a person you can trust, like a friend or family member, and apply on behalf of them. It could be a possibility that your name is blacklisted in the vendor database.
Unable to enter IP address into the Lionbridge exam. What are the reasons?
Some candidates receive from Lionbridge email saying that “we were unable to enter you into our Online exam. According to our checks it appears that you have the same IP Address as another person in our system”.
It can be possible that the vendor was unable to enter your IP into exam because you have dynamic IP address. It might be very risky to have this type of IP address because it means that many people have the same shared IP address. Some internet service providers put a group of customers on the same IP address behind a NAT. This could be a problem and may lead to getting flagged for multiple accounts being used on the same platform such as raterhub.
Violating terms of contract regarding multiple accounts including IP/Network sharing and using public networks for work
It is prohibited to have multiple accounts with Leapforce and Lionbridge. These companies can find duplicate accounts very fast, and as a result, you will lose both accounts. The good news is that you can combine work at Leapforce or Lionbridge and Appen Butler Hill.
While working as a search engine evaluator, make sure that you have your personal unique IP address and no one uses the same IP to go online and work on for these companies. If you have two or more people in your household, it is advised to get two unique IP addresses, and you can do this for an extra charge with most internet service providers.