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New service: Helping freelancers find the projects that are a great fit

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Garnor M Member Since: Oct 29, 2014
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We’re testing a new service that will provide top freelancers with personal, hands-on assistance in identifying great projects and increasing exposure to clients. Freelancers who accept our invitation will be provided with an Upwork Talent Agent, a dedicated professional who after a brief, introductory call will begin providing regular summaries of carefully curated projects that appear to be a good match. Note, the selection decisions (hiring) and contract details will remain at the discretion of the clients and freelancers (as they do today).


Participation in this program is completely voluntary and Upwork will be reaching out to some of you specifically with an invitation to join. We’re in the initial, testing stages of this initiative and will be working with early participants to identify and make improvements as we learn more. Ultimately, we hope to roll this out to a broader audience, at which point we’ll provide as much detail as possible here in our Community Announcements.

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Sarah B Member Since: Oct 18, 2016
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Hello,

Will this be a free service or is this something that will only be offers to the pro subscribers? I am very new to up work and I am doing my best to read everything about this company (including community discussions). Thank you for any information regarding this new program!

Sarah B

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Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
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@Garnor M wrote:

Freelancers who accept our invitation will be provided with an Upwork Talent Agent, a dedicated professional who after a brief, introductory call will begin providing regular summaries of carefully curated projects that appear to be a good match.


I hope these are not the same as those Upwork Project Success Managers/Recruiters/Talent Specialists who, without reading my profile, used to invite me to apply to completely inappropriate, low-paying jobs by unverified clients. 

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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This sounds interesting, and thanks for the update, Ganor.

 

Alas, I am currently marked unavailable, due to being quite busy with 2 clients. Will this affect possibly getting an invite?

 

Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Pandora,

 

The program is geared towards freelancers who are looking to increase their business at the moment. That's why freelancers who currently are set as Not Available will not be included. Should the situation change, there will surely be opportunities to join in the future.

~ Valeria
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Wassim T Member Since: May 29, 2015
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Hi Garnor, 

 

How do we enroll into the program? And in case I can't receive emails from Upwork will I still be notified via the web & mobile apps? 

 

There is an issue with my outlook email that Microsoft has been trying to resolve for over a couple of months now (literally, over 30 International calls from them and 200 emails) yet they can't seem to address the issue. Basically any email that comes from Upwork.com won't hit my Inbox. Microsoft confirmed the problem is theirs but they couldn't fix it yet. God knows what kind of emails I am missing! I keep Upwork website open all day to not miss on anything!

 

So in case I enrolled into the program, and someone contacted me will I receive notification on the website or the mobile app? 

 

Best regards, 

Wassim

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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It sounds interesting, but will this be available for freelancers in all parts of the world, or just the U.S.?

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

 

This service is not country-restricted.

Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Wassim,

 

I am sorry you've been having issues with your email. Are you able to log into your email via browser instead of Outlook? Also, you can change the email you have associated with Upwork and use a different email while the issue with your current email is getting fixed by Microsoft.

 

All the invites to join this program are sent via email and there are no in-product notifications for those invites, unfortunately. 

 

~ Valeria
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Wassim T Member Since: May 29, 2015
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Hello Valeria,

 

Many thanks for lettign me know. I have just changed my email address attached to my Upwork profile and I'm able to receive emails from Upwork now. Can you please enroll me into the program? Many thanks.

 

Best regards,
Wassim

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