Daniel D wrote:
Hello Samantha, I was wondering what the "Interviewing" tag means on a posted job. Is it the number of freelancers being interviewed currently, the number of interviews the client intends to hold, or what exactly?
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You were right - it means the client is currently interviewing that number of freelancers. An interview constitues a response to a proposal, so it doesn't always mean that they're going to hire someone if they interview them. I hope that helps!
Amy M wrote:
Do you think it's worth then using your Connects on bidding if they are interviewing someone?
And THANK YOU for the great info on the webinar. :-)
I think that depends - In my opinion, the entire context of the job status should be taken into consideration. How many proposals did they get? When was the client active last? I think I'd make the decision on whether to send a proposal to them based on a cumulative amount of factors vs just the amount of people they're interviewing. I also don't believe that interviews are the most important factor out of all of them; although they can show that they are interested in a few people, it might not be completely indicative of whether or not they're settled on a hire. They could also be hiring more than one candidate.
Ultimately, I always say that if you feel like it would be a great mutual fit - meaning that you are really excited about the work and you can provide evidence or a detailed expanation of how you've done similar work successfully in the past - go for it!
ps- thanks for attending the webinar, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-)
Submitting proposals doesn't always guarantee that you will get hired or get a chance to be interviewed, but you shouldn't give up on sending proposals to potential clients. You may check our Resource Corner and find some excellent topics there:
I suggest checking out this Community thread to help you get started on Upwork along with the Freelancing Resources board in which you'll find plenty of articles to help you with writing proposals, negotiating with clients, setting your rates, enhancing your profile, and so on.
I was on the webinar today, and I have a follow-up question from one you answered earlier. Someone asked about how to propose a rate if the job description doesn't give specific details about the workload. You suggested having a conversation with the client in order to get a specific scope of the project. Are you suggesting we do that in the proposal or once the proposal is accepted and we go on to an interview? Or should we, like you also suggested, mention a rate in our proposal based on other work we've done, but then follow it up with something like, "This rate is dependent on the specifics of your project?"
Thanks for your help!
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