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Removing Skill Tests on July 16th

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Adam R Member Since: Oct 24, 2017
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Yes I had top 10% in many tests.

I work and hire on here, would lok at a lot of writers or translaters and think wow they say all this stuff then can not just breeze through language X's test..


Upwork seems to be getting worse for workers and clients. The second trick profile you can make to now look like you specialise in something else can only result in worse outcomes for clients long term with just  a small bump in hires/profits short term.

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Peter K Member Since: Aug 8, 2019
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I just posted fairly extensive work for a Freelancer and have to agree with your obsetvatuions. The work of Freelencers who can not converse to a high degree in English, on top have a very strong accent, is thereby greatly incumbered, if not made impossible.


Having worked with 2 different Freelancers in the past 2 years, I found it frustrating, very epensive and also very little satisfaction. I don't think it is because they are no able, but just don't understand what is expected and needed. Good for you to speak up.

Peter K.

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brent t Member Since: Jul 21, 2019
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I agree with you. There are so many dodgy freelancers this will just increase the number and make vetting even more difficult

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roberto r Member Since: Jul 26, 2019
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Totally aggree with you daniele it was one of the most important things to  showing skills test . It cant be that easy to find the answers for skills test otherwise everyone would have high skills set. Most of the time the ones seaching for providers find out very quick weather there qualified or not and that is the best way. I feel for you daniele and im quite confident the ones that are agree are providers. Very very wrong decision upwork    

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Stefano P Member Since: Jul 29, 2019
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I completely agree. Many tests were not that easy. Tests were just ONE way to evaluate. No one is forcing the client to use that. Taking one metric away is NOT a good decision. If the client does not care, he can simply ignore that. On the contrary, if the client CARES, he no longer has that point of reference.

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Tricxie L Member Since: Sep 18, 2019
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Tricxie L Member Since: Sep 18, 2019
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I support you that is very wise.

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Essa R Member Since: Mar 1, 2019
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It is a good idea. Personally, I second it. The test is not valuable in hiring. One may end up losing all the test hence making it irrelevant.

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Malina B Member Since: Jun 23, 2015
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Essa R your are saying right.

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Solita A Member Since: Jul 28, 2015
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I agree with you.