Valeria K wrote:
In all cases, the profile that is most relevant to the job requirements will automatically be shown with the proposal. The general profile and any other specialized profiles will still be visible to the client when they view the proposal.
It's supposed to be an optional feature, at least last I checked, so it's weird that you're forced to create one! In any case you should be able to unpublish that specialised profile you currently have. Funny thing is I can't find the unpublish button that used to be there. (Feature aparently is in beta so things keep changing). Anyway, If you scroll down on 'Manage my profiles' page towards the bottom, you should see your specialised profiles listed and there's an option to delete it.
Hmmm...beats me! Last thing you'd wanna do is wipe out your top score.
You probably need some one from the Upwork team to weigh in on this... I'm also intersted to know what happened with the ability to unpublish profiles. Let's hope someone from the team can chime in and share some answers.
You won't be able to upload a new portfolio item without selecting a Related Specialized Profile. Please know that this is working as designed. Specialized profiles allow freelancers to better showcase their portfolio items in a format that helps clients find best freelancers for their specific projects. However, if you don't want a portfolio item to show on a Specialized profile, you can go to that profile's portfolio section, click on the pencil icon in the upper right corner of that section and then un-select that item from the list.
Bojan S wrote:
Specialized profiles allow freelancers to better showcase their portfolio items in a format that helps clients find best freelancers for their specific projects.
No. You just created something that works better on mobile devices. UW completely "forgot" to add a Print Design category, so those of us who specialize in that should choose...what exactly? Web design? Editorial? Word Press? Or should I just quickly learn a new skill that's on your list? That's nonsense - I don't want UW to pick and choose how I present myself to the clients. If UW wants to do that - you can then send my proposals as well.
While Print Design isn't a sub-category under Design & Creative, you can choose a category that fits best, and note "Print Design" as a skill in your skills tags.
I did check that list when I was forced to create a specialized profile - there's no category "that fits best".
I have no idea why UW insists on specialized profiles - but it would be silly for me to choose "similar" category and spend half of the description explaining that that's not really a category I specialize in...
Thanks for following up. We're aware of your sentiment towards and experience with using the specialized profiles feature but can only reiterate what we've communicated with you before, that while the specific category you're looking for isn't available yet our team is working on expanding the list of available categories. Thank you for your understanding and note that the feedback you provided has been shared already with our team.