Anyone is eligible to get the 10 free connects after being interviewed. It is just a matter of time to be notified that they are added to your connect balance.
Regarding the Rising Talent badge, Once you are eligible for it, An E-mail and notification will be automatically sent to you informing you that you have got the badge. You don't have to do anything after you meet the criteria.
Wish you the best of luck,
Youssef **Edited for Community Guidelines**
Hi Mikko, I am new in this community. So pardon if I sound too naive. Upwork is full of Clients who posts like hundreds of jobs but end up hiring in like 20 of em. Now, you can say we should look for client's background. But upwork doesnt only comprise of Top rated freelancers, there are newbies like us. Lets consider, a client like mentioned above posted a job in a very popular niche, too many freelancers are out there to bid. Consider, It takes 6 connects, if 50 freelancers bid on that, it total sums up to 300 connects upwork has sold to it's freelancers. You can calculate the price of 300 connects. Now if the client ends up hiring no freelancer, just calculate how much money Upwork just made absolutely for nothing! The whole connect concept to me is nothing but a mirage. I hope the community starts seeing these angles too.
Md Nazmul I wrote:
Did you accept this interview? You need immediately to accept the interview to get connects.
A moderator (of the real ones) has already answered her question. Why do you answer what is already clarified?
By the way, to know who you are replying to, you should use "quote".