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Webinar: Beginning Your Freelancer Journey on Upwork

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Treasure E Member Since: Aug 6, 2021
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I don't understand
samantha_huls
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Samantha H Upwork Staff Member Since: Dec 10, 2020
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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?

 

Kindly see the attached picture for a pointer.

Many thanks.


Hi Daniel,

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!

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Amy M Member Since: Jan 12, 2021
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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.  :-)

 

samantha_huls
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Samantha H Upwork Staff Member Since: Dec 10, 2020
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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! :-)

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Farah Z Member Since: Oct 2, 2020
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Hey, guys, I am Farah Zain a new content writer at Upwork. I am struggling to find a way to get a job.. But haven't got any.
Can anyone suggests me or want to work with me?

Wanna hear from you.
Thank you.
andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Farah,

 

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:

 

Submitting a Winning Proposal on Upwork

Make Your Freelancer Profile More Visible & Appealing

Enhance Your Freelancer Profile for Greater Success

 

When you apply for jobs, make sure your proposal is well written and that you're absolutely qualified and certain of your ability to complete the job you're applying for.
 
Thanks!
~Andrea
Upwork
mahamud23045
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Mahamud H Member Since: Dec 30, 2020
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Hey,

Thanks for giving wonderful webinar. I am a new freelancer in Upwork. How I get 1st order in Upwork. I am very interested to work with Upwork.

Thank you

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Mahamud,

 

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.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
Upwork
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Brigid L Member Since: Jan 5, 2021
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Hi Samantha!

 

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!

Brigid

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Brigid,

 

For help getting started please check out this Community thread. You can also find some great topics in the Freelancing Resources board like: Negotiating Your Rate on Upwork.

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
Upwork