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rlouw
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Dedicated Thread: Upwork profile reviews and tips on getting hired

Welcome to the Designers & Creatives Upwork group!

As a new member, requesting tips on finding work or requesting a profile review is a good start, but as the group has grown rapidly (which is great news) these topics might get lost in the feed of similar topics by members. To ensure you get noticed or find the right advice without having to start a new topic, please use this dedicated topic thread to request an Upwork profile review or advice on getting hired. Group members are encouraged to offer advice or review profiles in this thread and do the same in return for other members.

 

Rules

 

  • External links are not allowed (for eg. personal websites, Behance, Dribbble…)
  • Linking to your Upwork profile is allowed
  • Please adhere to the Community Group Guidelines

Also, be sure to take advantage of Upwork Academy which has free educational resources and you can make use of the rate calculator.

 

I trust that you’ll find this group welcoming and this thread helpful!

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blair-pomahac
Member

Thanks Robin for taking the time to set this up and monitor it!

81689786
Member

Please I want to request for a review on my profile.

thank you 

Hi Vera K,

Sure. I’ve reviewed your upwork profile, I can offer some tips…

 

Overall it’s a good start, some things to consider:

  • Create a shorter title or have “experienc.” be the full word
  • Your overview and bio might need some better formatting and grammar improvements. (You could use a typing assistant tool like Grammarly to help with this)
  • You’ve listed translating and typing work under graphic design, maybe create a different profile for translation work
  • More portfolio samples would also help
81689786
Member

Hi Robin L,

thank you very much 

i will make corrections right away.

 

 

Please can i an I get advice on getting hired too 

I’ve been applying for jobs but not a single hire yet 

Getting hired (or if you’re new, landing your first client) can be tough.

 

Here are a few general tips for designers:

  • Tailor your proposal to match the client’s needs
  • Have a good portfolio
  • Ensure your rate is not too high or too low

And lastly, good luck!


Also, if you’re new to Upwork, have a look at the resources offered in the Upwork Academy.

osama_yousuf
Member

Hi

I want to request a review of my profile and tips for landing my first contract.

Hi Osama,

 

I see that you're an accountant. Unfortunately, this group (and thread) is dedicated to designers and creatives.

 

However, do have a look through the Upwork Academy for tips. A link is included in the original post.

 

Hi Robin L,

It's pleasure to meet you, I would like to request you review my profile and tips for landing a long-term contract. Thank you.

Hi Shanzida,

 

Sure, I've had a look at your profile and it looks pretty good! 

You could review your hourly rate. To do so, you can make use of the rate calculator.

 

Regarding long term contracts. This depends, as the client might have specific requirements that you need to meet. For example… preferred time zone, hourly rate, quality of deliverables (if given a test).

 

Would anyone else like to review Shanzida’s profile or offer tips?

Lots of thanks,😍 Robin.

Hey Robin, please add a sentence or two description for each of the Jobs.

d953f963
Member

Hello, I'm happy to talk to you. I wanted you to check my profile. Thank you.

Hi Aimad,

 

Likewise. I’ve reviewed your upwork profile…

 

A few tips:

- Your title suggests multiple talents. Consider creating separate profiles

- Your bio is maybe too short and refers to an agency or company instead of yourself as a freelancer

- You’ll need to upload portfolio samples (if you have a portfolio )

 

Okye thank you vire match for this help

Hey Aimad, please develop your Summary and use all 15 Skills.

200f62f1
Member

Good job Robin.

Pls, I need a review on my profile.

Thanks

Hi Amos,

 

I see that you're a virtual assistant. This thread is for designers and creatives working in multimedia.

 

However, do have a look through the Upwork Academy for tips. A link is included in the original post.

Hey Amos, please get the paragraph spacing in place and use all 15 Skills.

c7847d75
Member

Good work, Robin! 

Could you please help review my profile? Thank You.

Hi Abiodun,

 

I’m not sure I can offer much advice for a developer as this thread is for designers and creatives working in multimedia. Although, it’s a good start!



Hey Abiodun, please develop your Summary and use all 15 Skills.

cwaidatt
Member

Hi Robin, I would love for you to review my profile. Thank you for your time!!

Hi Cecilia,

 

Your profile looks great!

Also, good portfolio samples.

One suggestion I have would be to consider creating separate profiles for your talents “Graphic Designer | Content Creator | Photographer”.

Hey Cecilia, great start. Please develop your Summary more.

8a9ace1a
Member

Please I want request a review on my profile 

Hi Raymond,

 

I’ve reviewed your upwork profile, some tips…

  • As a graphic designer, you need a portfolio so you’ll need to upload work samples
  • Your bio seems fine but might need some better formatting
  • If you have certificates, you can list these manually

Hey Raymond, please complete your profile. You can view others to get the idea.

f1785f8c
Member

Thanks Robin.

Hi Robin, I would appreciate it if you would have a look at my profile for anything you think I should fix. Thanks in advance. 

Hi Makiba,

 

Sure. I've had a look at you specialized web design profile.

Overall... it's pretty good, well done! I would reccomend adding more portfolio pieces or even a case study. 

thanks for your complements
what can i do for you

Hello mam, I'm Amisha and I'm well-experienced in social media websites. I
worked in photo editing, video editing, social media posting, sharing, and
other work. I used an infinity photo, final cut pro, canva, adobe, and
more...

Thanks, Robin! I will def. do this.

 

well come we are available or you

Hey Makiba, please add a sentence or two for all of your Job descriptions, otherwise great start.

Thanks a lot, William! I will do this

dejeffo
Member

Hi Robin,

 

Could you please review my profile and share any tips for landing my first contract.

 

Thank you

Hey Geoffrey, please use 15 Skills and develop the Profile Summary.