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Fed up with my job feed

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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The last 40 jobs in my job feed are either for entry level or are not part of my skillset. I'm used to it. I try not to get totally p****d off. But this really does annoy me. I get a job posted in my feed which I flagged as not suitable. I am told I can't flag it. I then check the job and I am told access is denied as it is invitation only. So WHY is it in my job feed in the first place? 

 

I would really like a mod to explain this.  Upwork all your new "improvements" seem to have had entirely the opposite effect. 

 

**Edited for community guidelines**

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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I second that. I have been using the thumbs-down feature for some time getting futile results. It seems completely useless. Someone from support told me "it takes time for the feature to 'learn'"... but I gave up.

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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
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Sergio S wrote:

I second that. I have been using the thumbs-down feature for some time getting futile results. It seems completely useless. Someone from support told me "it takes time for the feature to 'learn'"... but I gave up.


I've never used that feature. I don't want an Upwork algorithm deciding which jobs are suitable for me.

 

My job feed searches are based entirely on the search terms and filters I've chosen. So I only have myself to blame if I'm not seeing the most appropriate jobs. 😉

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Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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I pay no attention at all to this "feature." Yet another algorithm that promises much but falls flat in its performance.

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After nearly 2 months with no email notification of possible projects for me, I suddenly received one this morning. Low ball projects, none of them even mildly worth a longer look.

Having a saved search has been useless as well.
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Nichola,

 

I apologize for the inconvenience this caused. Looks like Client changed the Job Post visibility to Invite only after publishing it. 

 

 

~ Bojan
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Bojan S wrote:

Hi Nichola,

 

I apologize for the inconvenience this caused. Looks like Client changed the Job Post visibility to Invite only after publishing it. 

 

 


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Bojan, 

 

You really needn't apologize. I know it's not your fault. So apologies are empty. If the client changed his mind, the job (irrelevant though it was) should have been completely removed from my jobfeed. I should not have received irritating messages that made me waste my time by investigating - or coming on to the forum to complain. 

 

What I would like to see is some action taken to show jobs on my jobfeed that both match my skillset and my hourly rate (and I know other freelancers have the same problem). I am not a web developer, I am not a VA. I do not offer audio transcription. I am not a graphic artist, I do not do telephone sales, and when I do see jobs in my categories - I am NOT entry level and I will not bid on $20 jobs that should start at $200 -  etc. etc. etc. Just for once, it would be really good to see a job offer that I actually would not mind spending six connects on. 



And if I don't see any jobs to bid on in the next month, Upwork then will set my profile to private because I haven't earned anything for a month (on Upwork) - go figure. 

 

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Nichola L wrote:

What I would like to see is some action taken to show jobs on my jobfeed that both match my skillset and my hourly rate (and I know other freelancers have the same problem). I am not a web developer, I am not a VA. I do not offer audio transcription. I am not a graphic artist, I do not do telephone sales


I hear you. I constantly see VA, transcription or translation jobs in my feed. I wonder why... maybe because I said in my profile that I enjoy working with multilingual projects? Those algorithms really screw things up.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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My job feed seems messed up right now.

 

Usually it's really good.

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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Here it goes again. My job feed is proposing me to translate from Hungarian to English. Maybe because a Job Specialist sent me an invitation to apply to a translation job from Hungarian about 2 years ago? How did this algorithm ever get the idea that I could speak Hungarian?

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