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Removing Skill Tests on July 16th

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Muhammad Y Member Since: Jul 5, 2019
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Its better move for freelancers, specially for new ones
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Richard L Member Since: Dec 14, 2016
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"Its better move for freelancers, specially [sic] for new ones"

That is totally backwards. How do you prove your capabilities as a new freelancer with no feedback? Try explaining that.

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Bob C Member Since: Aug 16, 2019
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Indeed good decision. Takes away the actual people who dont cheat.

And tech skills chabge indeed to fast. To master and make a proper test .

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Mahmudul H Member Since: Jul 9, 2012
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i took 26 tests and passed all of them with high scores Smiley Sad all gone
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Md A Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
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Correct

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Shahid K Member Since: Dec 18, 2018
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Good Decision

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Kyana B Member Since: Aug 18, 2019
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I am glad to see Upwork evaluating the effectiveness of skills tests.  It's way more common for companies to implement a skills test and assume that that test is inherantly fair and great- and that it should be used to make all decisions without giving it another thought.  

 

Kudos to UpWork.  Although I did see the potential for skills tests to be a way for freelancers to get started on the platform after they've first signed up and are waiting for someone to take a chance on them.  

 

Perhaps there is a way to revamp skills testing to provide some insight on the possible proficiency for new freelancers so they can get their first gig.  

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Abuseyit B Member Since: Aug 18, 2019
1638 of 1,706
Correct dicision
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Nurur R Member Since: Aug 19, 2019
1639 of 1,706

good decision

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Alessandro M Member Since: Aug 19, 2019
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I spent a lot of time doing the tests to show my skills and I was satisfied of my results, believing that this would help me in finding freelance jobs. Here I just found one job and it was for my language skills not for my main role of graphic and video designer. However I don't agree with this decision, tests were not mandatory but why hidding the ones people took? I think now here I have less possibilities than before, I think this is against meritocracy and will favor professionals who work for less money. 

sarcastic thank you

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