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Expanding Specialized Profiles for Freelancers

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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I am not confused.

 

I keep being prompted to create a specialised profile. And I have noticed that a number of job posts contain requirements as on the images below. However, the specialities allowed are severely limited and do NOT include categories that are being requested (like both on the images). In other words, clients are being encouraged to request specialised profiles that freelancers are not allowed to create.  And I am being constantly prompted to create something I am not allowed to create. 

 

This does not make sense.

 

 

specialise1.jpgspecialise2.jpg

Community Guru
Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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Kim F wrote:

I am not confused.

 

I keep being prompted to create a specialised profile. And I have noticed that a number of job posts contain requirements as on the images below. However, the specialities allowed are severely limited and do NOT include categories that are being requested (like both on the images). In other words, clients are being encouraged to request specialised profiles that freelancers are not allowed to create.  And I am being constantly prompted to create something I am not allowed to create. 

 

This does not make sense.

 

 

specialise1.jpgspecialise2.jpg


Same here. I just ignore it.

Community Guru
Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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So do I, currently.

 

However, I actually would like to create a specialised profile.

Moderator
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Kim,

 

Are you being prevented from submitting proposals for some jobs which include these requirements (the two screenshots you shared below) or highlighting that some specialities which aren't available yet on the freelancers' end are being selected by clients and appearing on job posts? Could you please pm me the job post links so I can take a look and follow-up on? 

Community Guru
Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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Why was this post moved?

 

"If I understood correctly, you're being prevented from submitting proposals for both jobs from the two screenshots you shared below?" 

 

That is not what I said. I will rephrase it.

 

1. I keep being prompted to create a specialised profile. I cannot do so because the skills allowed are not my skills. Therefore, I am being prompted to do something impossible.

 

2. A number of job posts request a specialised profile that is isn't possible to create. This means that the expectations of the client aren't being met and some freelancers may avoid the project as they don't have the type of profile requested.

 

 

Moderator
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Kim,

 

I checked and the text you captured in the two screenshot is not a job requirement, nor an option a client can select when posting a job. It also doesn't it appear anywhere on a freelancers' proposal. I'll confirm with the team but it appears the line directing users to create specialized profiles is of the same nature as the pop-up on freelancers' profile page.

 

As confirmed before on this thread, this feature is being is slowly rolled out to all categories and specialities which aren't available at the moment will become available at a later date. In the meantime, you can continue submitting proposals to jobs which include this message as it won't prevent freelancers from applying.

 

I merged the new thread you started to the announcement thread since they are discussing the same topic and we'd like to keep all the valuable feedback as well as instructions and advice from our end in one place.

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Lyndall C Member Since: Jan 28, 2019
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OK thank you for the clarification.

Community Guru
Ela K Member Since: Feb 9, 2015
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Can we please get rid of the banner with moving objects on profiles that have already suggested new categories as their specialities are not (yet) among those that can be chosen?

I find these animated images extremely annoying and distracting. Yes, I can scroll down - but UW could also give me an option to hide a banner that offers me nothing.

 

As soon as somebody has let you know that it's not for them - can you please hide the banner? And simply tell me where to go, if, in the future, I want to create another profile? When my specialities become available?

Thanks!

Community Guru
Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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Ela K wrote:

Can we please get rid of the banner with moving objects on profiles that have already suggested new categories as their specialities are not (yet) among those that can be chosen?

I find these animated images extremely annoying and distracting. Yes, I can scroll down - but UW could also give me an option to hide a banner that offers me nothing.

 

As soon as somebody has let you know that it's not for them - can you please hide the banner? And simply tell me where to go, if, in the future, I want to create another profile? When my specialities become available?

Thanks!


YES to all of this - I've been asking for months now. When will we get an actual ANSWER and SOLUTION?

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Anna G Member Since: Jun 26, 2014
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Hi!!! What about translators specialized profiles? Are you going to add Translation category for us? Have checked forums a bit and can't find if someone asked this already..

 

Thank you very much! Smiley Very Happy

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