I know this topic has been covered over and over again, but here is my request. Upwork please could you ensure that clients write their job offers professionally. It is quite infuriating to see this sort of post. Editor wanted. Writer wanted and so forth. But one I have seen today, is ridiculous. The client is looking for a translator for two days at an exhibition. The language is not specified, the exhibtion is not specified and the country/town is not specified. How can one even begin to formulate a proposal with this sort of offer? There are already two freelancers who have wasted their connects by replying.
I know that there will be a lot of replies saying - ignore it and move on - I do, but it makes the site look so amateurish and slovenly, and it is also disrespectful of the freelancers who work from here.
(Suffice it to say the 'client' wanted to pay $20 for the job. I have reported it as spam - but I bet it doesn't get delisted)
Wasn't there once a drop-down menu where one could give feedback on this sort of job?
I could not agree more!!
I have a search that is "voice" centric. The results often are so vague it is impossible to risk using connections for a bid.
While I'm on my soapbox, let me vet a moment on the lack of reasonable filters regarding jobs. I am a MALE, who speaks North American ENGLISH. I do VOICE work. Yet...every hour I get a ton of job search results looking for someone speaking Hindi, German, etc for females, or those who are virtual assistants, create videos, designing logos...and the list goes on and on. I would love to see the author required to use a check box process to narrow the field regarding options, thus the results. BTW, the seach results shown above are derived by using a search with one skill ckecked.
Thanks you. I feel better. :-)
I am actually quite curious about how that whole feedback on job posting experiment turned out. Unfortunately that rating option wasn't available for me (I think I would have had quite some fun with it).
I agree that job posters should be educated or prompted to enter more information. Word count for instance for anything related to translating, editing, proofing. Just yesterday I applied for a project that actually sounded interesting (few do and I only apply once or twice a week now). Description said "mostly single words and a few sentences", budget $20. So I ask for the file, got a spreadsheet, counted manually (because I just can't figure out how to do word count in excel, my bad) and it turns out it's 2.5k words. So of course I adjust my bid to $100 and of course never hear from the client again. This time wasting (I don't even care much about connects) on both ends could be stopped if better descriptions, actual word counts and other information was somehow mandatory.
I also think with the possible feedback system on job posts, posters would be forced to re-think their posting after they have received a friendly worded email telling them that so far 48 of 50 people found their posting uninteresting because of a too vague job description (that's how this feature would work in my dream world).
Wasn't there supposed to be someone or something "reviewing" job posts?? I know I saw mentions of it in various other topics. The main hope WAS that the reviewing went beyond "Yup, it's posted..... next. Yup, that one is posted too.....next. My job is so easy!!".
And yes, there was an option to give feedback on a job post. I don't know what all happened to it other than it wasn't working in Firefox initially. Beyond that, I'm pretty sure it didn't amount to much of anything. Clearly the wreckage known as the current job posts continues.
But it seems you missed one of the more "popular" job posts. That would be other freelancers with a client account posting jobs in the effort of trying to get themselves hired!! I spotted another one a day or two ago. "I do .... this and this and some of that too..... talk to/hire me". Literally that person was trying to GET a job in this manner. Come to think of it, I wonder if that actually works?!! hahahahahahaha
There seems to be a LOT of questions about the "quality control" you all mention so many times. The most common being "is anything going to be done about it?". I'd like to see a NON VAGUE answer to that one.