Sorry you're going through this.
I can't believe that they would worry about a waist up picture when I've seen pictures that show more of the person's body than Upwork told you.
"Must be an actual picture of you! Logos, clip art, group pictures, and digitally-altered images not allowed." I've seen cartoons in place of photos. Now, I'm not sure if that's only seen to me or if everyone can see it, but this doesn't make sense to me that your photo could be rejected when there's so many people that don't have a real picture.
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Andrew, however much you might think this was a waste of your time, your photo looks great and cropping more closely around your face is an improvement because we can see your face and you look like the kind of person a client would want to hire.
' look like the kind of person a client would want to hire.'
hmmmm. that doesn't sound good at all Preston.
that kind of statement could open up a can of worms in the discrimination department. jus' sayin'.
What on Earth are you talking about?
Andrew has a very professional-looking photo. Well dressed. Professional demeanor. Smiling. Looks like somebody serious but also pleasant to work with. Obviously put effort into his photo.
There is a reason Upwork so strenuously encourages contractors to show their real face and have photos cropped to emphasize people's face and not the background or their whole body. This inspires trust and confidence in clients.
"There is a reason Upwork so strenuously encourages contractors to show their real face and have photos cropped to emphasize people's face and not the background or their whole body. This inspires trust and confidence in clients."
I write blog posts about the outdoors, camping gear, firearms, travel and adventurous stuff. Sometimes I write true-crime eBooks. My clients aren't looking for people who wear a shirt and tie to work; they want a rugged outdoor type. Instead they get me, but at least in my profile pic I'm on a boat (and the pic is small enough that nobody can read what my T-shirt says, or tell that the boat is literally tied to a pub). Me on a boat is exactly the image I want to project to my clients. Also I like boats.
Fergus M wrote: Me on a boat is exactly the image I want to project to my clients. Also I like boats.
I had no idea that you're on a boat .... I did think it looked like some structure was growing out of the back of your neck.............
I always think you're in a scrap yard, and that thing behind you is the crane type thing that puts cars in the crusher.
Quite disappointed that it's actually a boat.
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