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No proposals for a basic job

Hi - I have posted my first job hours ago and received no propsals yet. It's pretty basic, I see these sorts of jobs posted all the time. Any insight? https://www.upwork.com/jobs/~01b35b64b314186274

 

 

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ae84b7d1
Community Member

Is it a writing job?

lysis10
Community Member

The job is closed. Looks like you closed it when you hired someone.

32e81aaf
Community Member

It can be frustrating when you're not receiving any proposals for a basic job. To address this issue, here are some steps you can consider taking:

  1. Review Job Posting Details: Ensure that the job posting is clear and detailed. It should provide a comprehensive description of the basic job, including responsibilities, requirements, and compensation. This information helps potential candidates understand what is expected.

  2. Competitive Compensation: Make sure that the compensation you are offering is competitive for the basic job you're posting. If it's significantly lower than market rates, it may deter candidates from applying.

  3. Keywords and Tags: Use relevant keywords and tags in your job posting to improve its visibility. This will help potential candidates find your job listing when they search for relevant opportunities.

  4. Expand Your Job Network: Consider posting the job on multiple platforms and websites to reach a broader audience. You can also use social media and professional networks to share the job posting.

  5. Engage in Outreach: If you have specific candidates in mind, reach out to them directly. Sometimes, talented individuals may not actively apply for jobs but are open to new opportunities when approached personally.

  6. Utilize Professional Networks: Leverage your professional network to spread the word about the job opening. Referrals from trusted sources can attract qualified candidates.

  7. Provide Clear Application Instructions: Make sure your application process is straightforward and easy to follow. Candidates should know how to apply, what documents to submit, and where to send their applications.

  8. Respond Promptly: When candidates do express interest, respond to their applications promptly. A delayed response may lead to them losing interest or pursuing other opportunities.

  9. Consider Internships or Entry-Level Programs: If the job is basic in nature and you are open to training and development, you might consider creating internship or entry-level programs to attract candidates who are just starting their careers.

  10. Seek Feedback: If you're not receiving applications, consider asking for feedback from potential candidates or colleagues. They may provide insights into what might be dissuading candidates from applying.

  11. Rethink Your Requirements: Reevaluate the qualifications and requirements you've set for the basic job. Sometimes, overly strict criteria can deter potential candidates who may have the aptitude to learn on the job.

  12. Promote a Positive Company Culture: Candidates are often attracted to companies with a positive and inclusive culture. Highlight your company's values and workplace environment in your job posting.

By following these steps, you can increase the chances of receiving applications for your basic job posting and finding the right candidate for the position.

lysis10
Community Member


Yumna Q wrote:

It can be frustrating when you're not receiving any proposals for a basic job. To address this issue, here are some steps you can consider taking:

  1. Review Job Posting Details: Ensure that the job posting is clear and detailed. It should provide a comprehensive description of the basic job, including responsibilities, requirements, and compensation. This information helps potential candidates understand what is expected.

  2. Competitive Compensation: Make sure that the compensation you are offering is competitive for the basic job you're posting. If it's significantly lower than market rates, it may deter candidates from applying.

  3. Keywords and Tags: Use relevant keywords and tags in your job posting to improve its visibility. This will help potential candidates find your job listing when they search for relevant opportunities.

  4. Expand Your Job Network: Consider posting the job on multiple platforms and websites to reach a broader audience. You can also use social media and professional networks to share the job posting.

  5. Engage in Outreach: If you have specific candidates in mind, reach out to them directly. Sometimes, talented individuals may not actively apply for jobs but are open to new opportunities when approached personally.

  6. Utilize Professional Networks: Leverage your professional network to spread the word about the job opening. Referrals from trusted sources can attract qualified candidates.

  7. Provide Clear Application Instructions: Make sure your application process is straightforward and easy to follow. Candidates should know how to apply, what documents to submit, and where to send their applications.

  8. Respond Promptly: When candidates do express interest, respond to their applications promptly. A delayed response may lead to them losing interest or pursuing other opportunities.

  9. Consider Internships or Entry-Level Programs: If the job is basic in nature and you are open to training and development, you might consider creating internship or entry-level programs to attract candidates who are just starting their careers.

  10. Seek Feedback: If you're not receiving applications, consider asking for feedback from potential candidates or colleagues. They may provide insights into what might be dissuading candidates from applying.

  11. Rethink Your Requirements: Reevaluate the qualifications and requirements you've set for the basic job. Sometimes, overly strict criteria can deter potential candidates who may have the aptitude to learn on the job.

  12. Promote a Positive Company Culture: Candidates are often attracted to companies with a positive and inclusive culture. Highlight your company's values and workplace environment in your job posting.

By following these steps, you can increase the chances of receiving applications for your basic job posting and finding the right candidate for the position.


ChatGPT once again gives terrible advice. The job is closed. Look at what is going on rather than dumping ChatGPT nonsense.

2c65e059
Community Member

The job posting was likely closed by you:
"Every time I hire somebody, there is a dialog box that Upwork presents asking me if I want to close the job now, or leave it open to potentially hire more people".
https://community.upwork.com/t5/New-to-Upwork/More-than-one-freelancer-for-one-posted-job/m-p/710014...
I think you need to open this job again

2c65e059
Community Member

How to open your job again: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063478-Edit-or-Close-a-Job
See "Change a job's visibility"
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