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bc2667e4
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How to decline politely to freelances' applications?

Hello everyone, 

I'm new in Upwork, as a (potential) client.
I have posted an offer for a freelance developper +/- 8 days ago, but our project has finally changed and we don't need a freelance anymore.
I'd like to send a message to the freelancers that have applied to our offer.
It seems I can't... Or?
Is there somebody here that can let me know how to decline politely their applications, and apologize?

Thanks a lot in advance!
Juliette. 

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luqman_mak
Community Member

That happens, a polite way would be to close the job posting
https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/17933151309203--Edit-or-close-a-job-post
That would notify everyone who applied that you no longer need to hire for that post and would remove the post so that you do not receive new applications.

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williamtcooper
Community Member

Alchimie,

 

Decline and leave a message or just decline.

There's no need to decline each proposal if the client closes the job. 

luqman_mak
Community Member

That happens, a polite way would be to close the job posting
https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/17933151309203--Edit-or-close-a-job-post
That would notify everyone who applied that you no longer need to hire for that post and would remove the post so that you do not receive new applications.

Thanks Luqman!
This, was already done (removing the job posting).
I did not know that it would notify everyone, that's great then! ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks again! ๐Ÿ‘

rverang
Community Member

Closing a job does not actually notify anyone.

They will just see this when they visit the job post.

rverang_0-1688344187758.png

 

That depends on your notification settings. You can receive notifications when a job you've sent a proposal on is canceled or closed. And, the proposal is moved from your current listing to archived when the job is closed. 

luce-neidert
Community Member

Once in a while, I do receive very nice messages from clients who have decided not to give me a job.

 

It makes me happy to see that some clients understand that this may disappoint freelancers. But to tell you the truth, as a freelancer, you tend to get used to this kind of situation and not take it too seriouslyl

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