This means that even if RT would be available for new freelancers, platform doesn't award badge to subscribers who joined since May 16.
I know badge is very important for new freelancers who are going to stand out with their skills.
But they lose opportunities for success.
While we don't have any specific date to share on when we can continue issuing Rising Talent badges, please do know that this is an effort on our end to re-evaluate the admission requirements of the program.
Hopefully, this will be sorted out soon, and skilled, experienced, and quality freelancers will be awarded the badge.
As i understand that RT program is paused due to the incorrect evaluation criteria of profiles or linient checking and monitoring of profiles of RT badges given to earlier freelancers. And nlow Upwork is revamping the criteria for RT badges. I wonder in this case why even client are still given this option to select while posting new jobs, when RT badge doesn't hold valid status any more?
If RT program is paused then it should be paused for selection for clients as well. I'm suffering from same issue as a freelancer as well, though i beleive my profile should get RT badge by now.
Please know that we have only paused giving out Rising Talent badges to new freelancers. Freelancers who already have the badge prior pausing the program will get to keep their badge as existing Rising Talent freelancers are not affected by this change. They will continue to have the badge and is required to maintain their qualifications to remain in the program.
But the questions remains that why Clients are given this option to "Filter" the applicants, whereas many out there are also eligible and can fullfill the client criteria but doesn't have RT badge... and which is not due to their fault, it's stopped by Upwork. Actually this is unfair for both Clients and freelancers because Client also misses out good talent by filtering out non-RT badge holders.
My only demand is that client access to set RT Badge filter should also be revoked till RT is suspended for freelancers.
Rising Talent preference isn't a filter and proposals submitted by freelancers without this status will be shown to the client on the same list, alongside other proposals.
Good afternoon, Garnon. I registered the profile before May 16, filled it 100% and even found a couple of projects, but for some reason I did not get a RT for half a year, can I get it somehow now?
Please see the eligibility requirements that is needed to get a Rising Talent badge:
I have all the items carried out 100% profile, passed tests, I regularly send the proposals to projects and regularly respond to Invitations.
I did not receive RT.
What is my problem?? Maybe I was Wrong