Vesna: two different topics became conflated here: recommended contractor lists shown to clients right after they post a new job, and the order in which contractors are shown in job applicant lists.
I was only talking about the former. I didn't realize you were talking about the latter.
It is true that when a client sees a list of applicants for her job, some applicants are listed lower down on the list. If there are many applicants, then it may be necessary for the client to click something to show the other listings. Upwork does not consider those later-listed applicants to be "hidden." It regsrds them as being on the list, a list which is complete, but not 100% viewable due to how the user interface is designed. I know you take no solace in this distinction.
Can you give us some details of the job?
What category and subcategory did your job belong to?
Web, Mobile & Software Dev
IT & Networking
Data Science & Analytics
Engineering & Architecture
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing
Accounting & Consulting