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How to make a completed job private?

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Chuck V Member Since: Dec 3, 2020
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Has anyone figured this out yet. I cannot see where I can make a completed job private. The three dots do NOT show the "private" option.

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Chuck,

 

I shared your concern with the rest of our team and one of our agents will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you further.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Yossi, and Jennifer, 


As confirmed by our Support Team, once a contract has already been closed/ended, the option to set it to private will not be available. 


-Avery
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Andrew B Member Since: Mar 13, 2017
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Hello, I have to say that this thread is very confusing, until Upwork Support finally gives the bad news that that a job cannot be made private, once it has been closed or the contract ended. (Maybe edit the thread?)

 

So, grasping at straws here, can a closed job (contract not ended yet) be either deleted, or edited in any way? LIke the OP, I am concerned that I have given away information in my job posting that I don't want my competitors to see.

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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My understanding is that as long as the contract is active you can change the setting.

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Nina K Member Since: Nov 29, 2017
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Hi Andrew,

A job post cannot be edited by a user once it has been removed/closed, regardless of an active contract. However, you are able to contact the support team and explain to them your need to make the job private and they are able to review and help assist with such requests.

~Nina
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Jean-Philippe M Member Since: Apr 5, 2020
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I can see value in making jobs private once the right team has been assembled. How do we ask Upwork team to allow post to be made private once they are being executed or are completed?

 

 

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Andrei T Member Since: Aug 30, 2016
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Jean-Philippe M wrote:

I can see value in making jobs private once the right team has been assembled. How do we ask Upwork team to allow post to be made private once they are being executed or are completed?



On the contrary, the freelancer will see value in keeping the job public since it appears on his profile during & after execution. If you want it to be private the freelancer needs to know about that beforehand. You should consider this part of the contract terms; any change requires both parties to agree so it may result in different cost/timeline/etc., or even in the deal falling through.

 

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Vyacheslav B Member Since: Nov 15, 2018
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This is correct - I did it several times

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Kyle D Member Since: Oct 28, 2020
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Is it possible to contact customer service to reopen a contract to make it private? I have a posting/contract that was closed but it's very important that I make it private due to proprietary information. 

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