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Removing Skill Tests on July 16th

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Ben M Member Since: Sep 25, 2019
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I think there should be skills tests, but Upwork needs to invest significant time and resources into making the test harder and more valuable. Look at TopTal, their tests are almost impossible. Not recommending that you do what they do, but a step in that direction would be good. Perhaps optional test 'badges' that are very hard and a worker can pass if they like, a bit like a certification. This would increase the value not only of the worker but of your site.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Thanks for your suggestion, Ben!

While we do not have any feedback if we will bring back the skills test, I have shared your suggestion with the team for their consideration. 

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Amira E Member Since: Oct 27, 2019
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I don't agree
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Peter M Member Since: Sep 2, 2019
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Quick question .How does a very skilled person but new to upwork get a job because it seems that only people who have been hired here are more likely to get jobs 


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Anthony M Member Since: Sep 6, 2019
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I did it by my portfolio, and paid for danny margulies training, which helped give me a huge advantage that actually worked for me outside of upwork, but I do what I can to help contribute to upwork community to keep the freedom going. Yes you will have to deal with inexperienced clients, but you have a right to say no, or impose the billing requirements for said extra work. If they don't agree, do what you were hired to do and close the contract. Unlike on freelancer, when these clients take it out on you about their own mistakes, upwork at least gives you a chance to defend yourself. It's subject to change since upwork's transition to automate everything which will end up bad, but for now, get your portfolio set up, and every piece of work you ever done, put it on there. For extra results, I suggest danny margulies classes. It worked for me and I am on upwork full time now. Just be the experience and take the smaller jobs first and get 5 star ratings which build up your job success score, I suggest doing this until you become top rated. From there, you have a new set of challenges, but the rewards so far have been worth it.

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KAMAL S Member Since: Jan 14, 2019
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@Peter_M , Seems like nobody cares about the newbies in this world. It happens in every field of work, offline as well as online.
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Keith H Member Since: May 30, 2019
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When I was new to Upwork, my test scores really helped me get my first jobs. I'm sure they helped even after I had gotten some experience on the site.


Now that test scores have been removed from profiles, I suppose newbies must find other ways to stand out and attract their first clients. Sadly, for some freelancers, this may mean reducing rates to unpleasantly low levels, at least temporarily.

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Muhammad B Member Since: Oct 24, 2019
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Thats Good decision.

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Jibran Ahmed K Member Since: Feb 28, 2020
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hi sir,
May i kow where i can do readiness test ?

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Jibran,


You will need to go to Find Work > Upwork Readiness Test > click on the green button to start the test. Thank you.