Project description example: I am looking for a full data analysis of a large dataset on lung cancer outcomes and survival rates in the UK for the last 5 years. I am looking for a full analysis in STATA or SAS. The final deliverable required is a report on patterns and trends seen in this data.

Bad proposal: Hi, I have 7 years experience as a data scientist, therefore I would be a good fit for this project.

Good proposal: Hello, I have been a data scientist for Cancer Research UK for the last 7 years. I have previously worked on large data sets, efficiently analysing, interpreting and implementing results to draw accurate conclusions. I have mainly worked with STATA and SAS, although I have further experience with tools such as SPSS, R and JMP. I would love to work on this project with you as I definitely have the required expertise and I am confident I can deliver the scope of work needed, within the allocated deadline. I can also provide an example of my previous work upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you.