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Re: Can not set Specialized profiles priority (order) of showing

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Nicole H Member Since: Nov 15, 2007
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I'm interested in creating two specialized profiles for myself. However, I find that the available specialities are  too specialized and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas how to approach this problem.

 

For example, I would like to create a profile that highlights a set of skills that includes project management, business analysis, database administration, functional QA, instructional design, content strategy and user research. In short I have the skills required to take a web or software development project from conception to completion excluding the actual technical and coding work.

 

I would also like to create a second profile that focuses on online research, content strategy, business writing, content writing, copywriting, editing and proofreading, ghostwriting and technical writing, translation and instructional design.

 

As you will notice, especially with the first profile, my skills come from a wide variety of specialties and even categories of specialties. There simply is no way using the current profile options that I can create a custom basket of skills like that to promote myself.

 

I can understand why one would want to limit oneself to one category if one was dealing with a newbie to work or the Upwork platform. But I have 30 years of experience and it comes from a variety of fields and I cannot be pigeonholed. I feel my general profile is too broad for the kinds of jobs I apply for, but yet the specialized profile options are too narrow. 

 

So how do you handle this? And to the forum moderators, can we put in a request for an option for a self-defined specialty?

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

 

Thanks for asking for advice in the Community. I'll share your suggestion with the team and will follow up with more specific information and suggestion regarding the best way to showcase the range of your skills and utilize the specialized profile feature.

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

 

Sorry about the delay and thanks for the patience Nicole.

As an update to my previous response, our team advised on considering selecting Product Management and Content Writing specialities for the two separate overarching services you're looking to offer. We are working on updating this feature further and have recently expanded the scope of options available for the Content Writing speciality.

 

As for Product Management, it already contains skills relevant to the type of service you're looking to offer and, as good news, we're planning to add more options for this speciality in the near future.

 

Let us know if you have further questions and please do keep us updated on your experience with using specialized profiles.

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Aleksandar G Member Since: Oct 25, 2019
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Hello,

 

I have managed to set an order of displaying Specialized profiles, but it does not apply when my profile appear in Upwork freelancer search. I was waiting for couple of days, but nothing changed. I have set display order as Profile 1, Profile 2 and it shows "Also specialized in Profile 2 and Profile 1".

 

Any thoughts?

 

Best regards,

Aleksandar

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Aleksandar,

 

I'm sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. One of our team members will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you further.

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Aleksandar G Member Since: Oct 25, 2019
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Hi Aleksandar,

 

Thank you for your swift reply. Actually I was trying to raise a new ticket with support but somehow did not manage to do it, so I posted it here. Do you have suggestion regarding creating a new ticket for any kind of problem? How to do it?

 

Regards,

Aleksandar

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Aleksandar,

 

You can find the “Get Help” button at the bottom of every help article and the search results page. You can also get help from our chatbot by clicking the “Chat with Support Bot” button found in the help center. Additionally, you can always reach out to us here in the Community or on Upwork social media pages and we'll be more than happy to assist you.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Aleksandar G Member Since: Oct 25, 2019
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I tried to solve it with bot, but no help. Anyway, thanks! Smiley Happy

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Sangeetha K Member Since: Jan 14, 2020
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I am getting the following whenever I triedto publish my specialised profile.

"We didn’t save your draft due to a temporary site error. Please try saving again."

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Sangeetha,

 

We'll have one of our agents reach out to you via a support ticket to assist you with publishing your specialized profile. 

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. 

~ Bojan
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