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Do Clients Take Test Scores Into Consideration?

brandyhunter
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Brandy H Member Since: Dec 8, 2016
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How important are test scores to clients when hiring freelance writers?

gnakeur
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Giorgi N Member Since: Dec 5, 2015
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I think that is the last thing a client is looking at, but it may be important in a situation like when you are new and dont have a job history or your history is short and say you claim you are a translator to French and have a test score below average in French. But if a freelancer is well established with top rated badge, years of working experience, dozens of jobs completed with great feedbacks a client will probably ignore your tests.

lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Nah but algorithms prolly do.

cupidmedia
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Jennifer D Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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I personally don't pay attention to them and can't recall ever making a hiring decision based on test scores. However, a long list of below average scores would probably stand out and I might theoretically pay attention in that case.

 

I think Jenn M is right and the various Upwork algorithms probably pay more attention than clients do.

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