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Upcoming: New Filters in Job Search

vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Over the next several weeks you may notice changes to Job Search filters during testing to improve search capabilities for talent. Some of these developments include the ability to filter jobs by an hourly rate range and filter for jobs requiring multiple freelancers. These enhancements were created in response to feedback we received from freelance talent on Upwork requesting advanced job search filters. 

 

These are limited tests, so not everyone will see the filters described below at this time when searching for jobs. But stay tuned for broader rollout!

 

Enhanced Job Search Using Hourly Rate Filters

 

Currently, Job Search allows filtering by either hourly or fixed-priced job type and users are able to filter fixed-price jobs by their budget. During this test, some freelancers and agencies will be able to filter hourly jobs using more specific rate filters based on criteria selected. This will enable talent to filter by an hourly rate range and find jobs within the hourly rate range set by clients on job posts.

 

The update will provide three ways to filter jobs:

  • Set a minimum and maximum range to see a list of jobs within that hourly rate range.  
  • Enter a minimum hourly rate and view the list of jobs that pay that rate or more. 
  • Enter a maximum hourly rate to see jobs that pay that rate or less.

 

When selecting either “Hourly” or “Fixed-Price” under  Job Type, you can enter or select rate ranges:


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You may notice results outside of the rates selected in cases where clients set a range for a job post that falls within the parameters you have chosen. For example, a client may set a range of $30-$40 an hour, which may populate when you filter for an hourly rate of $35 and above, even though the rate the role may pay starts at $30 an hour. 

 

Job Search Filter for Multiple Freelancer Jobs

 

Currently, when talent scrolls through jobs the only way to identify work requiring multiple freelancers is to look for a text field indicating the number of freelancers needed. We understand that multi-freelancer jobs are highly relevant for agencies as well as freelancers who support teams and we want to ensure these types of jobs can be found more easily. This update will enable talent to specifically filter for multi-freelancer opportunities in a couple of ways.

 

The ‘Freelancers needed’ search option will provide two ways to filter multi-freelancer jobs:

  • Filter jobs based on ranges of 1, 2-5 and 5+ freelancers via checkboxes.
  • Filter jobs based on any number, single and multiple number of freelancers.

 

These filters will appear under ‘Freelancers needed’ in the Job Search side-panel:

 

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These updates are not available to all freelancers at this time as we continue to evaluate how to better help talent on Upwork find jobs based on criteria that best suits your needs. 

 

As always, questions or feedback are welcome! We love to hear from you to help us make your experience even better!

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wlyonsatl
Community Guru
Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
2 of 14

Thank you, Upwork, for finally adding the option for a freelancer to search available project postings based on a minimum and/or maximum hourly pay rate. This has been a long time coming.

 

I doubt the maximum criteria will be used very often, but it’s there if a freelancer wants to use it.

 

Now, how about linking TimeTracker to the Upwork VOIP and Zoom apps so a freelancer and client can both clearly see time spent with each other using those apps has been accurately reported. Thanks in advance!

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
3 of 14

Will L wrote:

Thank you, Upwork, for finally adding the option for a freelancer to search available project postings based on a minimum and/or maximum hourly pay rate.


Where do you see that? I haven't got that. The range under "budget" does not filter out hourly jobs with a different rate. It's for fixed rate budgets, not hourly rates

 

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wlyonsatl
Community Guru
Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
4 of 14

On my Search page the "Budget" section is no longer there and a new "Job Type" section allows the selection of either hourly or fixed-price project.

 

Under the hourly selection there are boxes where the freelancer can choose a minimum/maximum range for hourly rates.

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
5 of 14

Will L wrote:

Under the hourly selection there are boxes where the freelancer can choose a minimum/maximum range for hourly rates.


Oh! That's great, you're clearly being tested on! Let's hope it passes the test and gets rolled out to all! Thanks for describing what you see!

wlyonsatl
Community Guru
Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
6 of 14

Considering that my weekly "Job Views" number has been zero in two of the last six weeks - a situation I have not seen in recent memory - this is a good time to have a new tool for project searches.

gilbert-phyllis
Community Guru
Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
7 of 14

I have it, too. They are probably guinea-pigging us again.

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moonraker
Community Guru
Jamie F Member Since: Mar 7, 2010
8 of 14

Ooh, I have it as well.

Jolly good. 

vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
9 of 14

Hi Will, Petra Phyllis and Jamie,

 

I'm glad you're happy with the new job search filters we're testing, we do recognize they have been one of the top Community requests. I can confirm that these are limited tests and some freelancers will be able to use the two new filters, for now.

I'm moving this conversation to the announcement we posted yesterday regarding the test Will initially shared. Feel free to review the additional test details and do follow up with your feedback!

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rajatdau
Active Member
Rajat J Member Since: Aug 2, 2018
10 of 14

This is cool. Now so much easier to filter the projects out. 

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