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LD Talent - Applicant Background Check

We use this tool to check if we are compatible and can work well together.

For most applicants: After you pass this check, you will be placed on a learning track and given a series of learning milestones. You will get paid (on Paypal / Skrill / Payoneer / Wise ) fixed prices to complete the tutorials and pass a number of exams to become active talent at We will pay only to the email you provide below and no other email. So, please ensure your preferred payment account is associated with the email you provide.

Yes, we pay you to learn! Once you pass this check, we will train you (you don't need any prior knowledge or experience) and test you. Once you pass all the exams, you will officially become part of our talent network and will be eligible for hourly or full-time positions with our clients.

Paid Training:
Computer Science & Coding Exam - $45
English - $10
Demo project - $30

Applicants can set their own hourly and monthly rates after completing the milestones.

For applicants from these well-known universities: You can petition to skip this form and the learning milestones. You can send your resume to us ( to become part of our talent network. We will reply to that email with a link where you can enter your skills and experiences. You can also set your hourly and monthly rates. Once you are part of our network, you will receive hourly contract / full-time project matches for your skillset.

Please make sure you enter the fields for required fields marked with red asterisk *.

  1. What is your Gmail? This must be either a email address or an email hosted on google mail servers. *
  2. Provide another email. If you don't use the gmail provided as your primary email, you should provide the email you do use as your primary email in this step. If you do use the gmail provided already as your primary email, just provide us another email address of yours. *

  3.   Paypal    Payoneer    Skrill    Wise   To be determined

  4. Use to take the internet speed test from your workstation and screenshot your result. On WiFi, we expect you to have at least 3 mbps download, 1 mbps upload to work with us. Please screenshot the full browser window. Add this screenshot to Google Drive, and share it with Enter the link to your internet speed test result below. Example:
  5. Explain that power cuts will not affect your work. Please refer to these links: and If you live in a country where power cuts are common (i.e. either of the 2 links say that your country has on average 1 or more power cuts per month which is 12 or more power cuts per year), please take a picture of the backup generator for your workstation. If your workstation is in your apartment or housing complex, then this should be a picture of your apartment's backup power generator. If your workstation is in an office, then this should be a picture of your office's backup power generator. If you live in a country where power cuts are not common (i.e. a developed country), simply write the name of the country you live in. Example: USA
  6. What is your work schedule for freelancing? (REPORT THIS ANSWER IN UTC TIMEZONE, NOT YOUR TIMEZONE) Example: Sunday Start: 9, Sunday End: 17, Monday Start: 9, Monday End: 19, Tuesday Start: 9, Tuesday End: 19, Wednesday Start: 9, Wednesday End: 19, Thursday Start: 9, Thursday End: 19, Friday Start: 9, Friday End: 19, Saturday Start: 9, Saturday End: 19 Use a 24 hour clock, i.e., say 17 not 5pm, say 19 not 7pm. Write 0 if you don't work on a particular day. Please have at least 20 hours/wk devoted to freelancing work.

Inculcate Good Work Habits

  1. Start using the Dashlane Password Manager. (OPTIONAL)
    Please install the Dashlane password manager from You can use it to store your information, but we only need you to have it for one reason, i.e., sometimes we need to share passwords with you via Dashlane. Screenshot your Security Dashboard (ensure there is no confidential information in your screenshot). Add the screenshot to Google Drive, and share it with Enter the link to your screenshot below.

  2.   White Noise like
      Fake Rain like
      Noise cancelling headphones with non-distracting music or white noise
      Normal headphones with non-distracting music or white noise
      Earphones with non-distracting music or white noise
      Other (please specify)
  3. Check the following boxes to confirm you have gone through the Slack tutorial and have downloaded Slack ( on your smartphone and on your computer.
    Collaborative discussions will happen over Slack. Watch this Slack video:
    Read the Slack Getting Started Tutorial:

  4. Check the following boxes to confirm you have gone through the Trello tutorials and have downloaded Trello on your smartphone and on your computer. (OPTIONAL)
    Product Management will happen over Trello. Watch this Trello Video:
    Read all the Trello Getting Started Sections. Read all of them, there aren't that many!

  5. Use the Sleep Cycle app to ensure you get 7-8 hours. (OPTIONAL)
    Install the free Sleep Cycle on iOS ( OR install the free Sleep as Android on Android ( OR install the paid Sleep Cycle on Android ( Start using Sleep Cycle as your alarm clock and start tracking your sleep to make sure you get a high quality 8 hours every night. Take a screenshot of the app. Add the screenshot to Google Drive using the Google Drive app on your smartphone, and share it with Enter the link to your screenshot below.

Logic Test

Note, if you are not able to pass this background check because your logic score is too low, we will let you know. If you need to improve your logic score, do the following things:
  1. Mary, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother. How old will Mary be when she is twice as old as her brother?
      26    25    20    28    24  

  2. Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison? Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:
      Twig    Branch    Bark    Tree    Blossom  

  3. If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, are all Bloops definitely Lazzies?
      True    False

  4. Which one of the following things is the least like the others?
      Poem    Novel    Painting    Statue    Flower

  5. Choose the word most similar to "Trustworthy":
      Resolute    Tenacity    Relevant    Insolent    Reliable

  6. 27 minutes before 7 o'clock is 33 minutes past 5 o'clock.:
      True    False  

  7. A round wall clock that has been rotated until it is hanging upside down will have a minute hand that points to your right when it is two forty-five.
      True    False  

  8. If the word, "quane," is understood to mean the same as the word, "den," then is the following sentence grammatically correct: "Looking out from my quane, I could see a wolf enter quane."?
      True    False  

  9. The words, "auctioned, education, and cautioned," all use the exact same letters.
      True    False  

  10. Nine chickens, two dogs, and three cats have a total of forty legs.
      True    False  

  11. Sixteen hours are to one day as twenty days are to June's length.
      True    False  

  12. Without breaking or bending a toothpick, you can spell the word, "FIN," with exactly seven toothpicks, with no letter sharing a toothpick used by another letter.
      True    False  

  13. This sentence has thirty-five letters.
      True    False  

  14. Six identical triangles can be formed by drawing two straight lines through an octagon's center point.
      True    False  

  15. The number 64 is the next logical number in the following sequence of numbers: 2, 6, 14, 30 ...
      True    False  

  16. Which shape does not fit the others?
      1st one from left
      2nd one from left
      3rd one from left
      4th one from left

Divergent Thinking and Creativity Assessment

Watch this video on divergent thinking:

  1. Think of as many uses for a paperclip as you can in 1 minute. Don't use the ones we already mention. Developed by J.P.Guilford in 1967, the Alternative Uses Test stretches your creativity by giving you two minutes to think of as many uses as possible for an everyday object like a chair, coffee mug, or brick.
    Here's a sample brainstorm for "paperclip" uses:
    (1) Hold papers together (2) Cufflinks (3) Earrings ...
    This test measures divergent thinking across four sub-categories:
    (A) Fluency - how many uses you can come up with
    (B) Originality - how uncommon those uses are
    (C) Flexibility - how many areas your answers cover
    (D) Elaboration - level of detail in responses
    We are giving you space for 15 possible answers, but you should fill as many as you can in 2 minutes. Don't waste your time after that :) You are only required to fill out 1, but your score will improve if you fill out more.
  2. Riddle: I wake you up in the morning. You touch me all day, but I never complain. You hate it when you can't find me. Whenever you have to talk to your friends, you hold me tight. I am your ...
  3. Riddle: You see all your friends when you're with me. But when you come to me, you look at your own face the most :)
  4. Brainteaser: Octopus in the Box
    There are two boxes in front of you. One box has an octopus inside it and the other box does not. Box A has owner A standing in front of it and Box B has owner B standing in front of it. One of the owners ALWAYS tells the truth and the other owner ALWAYS lies. Both A and B know which Box has the octopus inside it. Both A and B know whether or not the other is a truth-teller of a liar. What should you ask A in order to find out which box has the octopus in it?
  5. Phone Numbers Problem
    You are in a notebook shop and you have a pen and a 1 dollar bill. Nothing else - no mobile phone . You need to write down 3 phone numbers of your 3 friends who are leaving. You can't write it on your body or clothes because it is raining heavily outside and the ink will get washed away. So you ask the shopkeeper if you can buy a notebook to write the 3 phone numbers down. But the shopkeeper says his cheapest notebook is $1.50. You are not allowed to ask money from anybody and you are not allowed to leave the shop until you write down the numbers and take them with you. You are not allowed to take anything with you out of the shop except whatever you brought with you and anything you buy from the shop, but you can't buy anything from the shop because the shop only sells notebooks and the cheapest notebook is $1.50. How will you write down the 3 numbers and take them with you?
  6. How many hours did it take to complete this form?

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