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Add Portfolio Project to General Profile

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Dogan K Member Since: Nov 2, 2019
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I have five jobs, and four of them are copywriting jobs. Yet, my specialized copywriting profile shows only two jobs. That's not true, and it makes my clients unsatisfied when I submit for a copywriting job. Because they automatically see my specialized profile.

 

I don't like specialized profiles, and I see them literally unnecessary. Yet, I have to have one because I cannot add a new portfolio item without one. So, please find me a way out. Should I delete my specialized profile and stop adding new portfolio items or is there an alternative way for it?

 

Edited for who needs further clearness: It counts only two jobs but shows all of them in the work history.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Dogan K wrote:

I have five jobs, and four of them are copywriting jobs. Yet, my specialized copywriting profile shows only two jobs.


What bug? Just add the other jobs to your specialized profile.

Go to your specialized profile, scroll to the work history bit, click the pencil icon, and add them

 

Edited to add: I see what you mean now (I would really expect a "writer" to express themselves more clearly...")

It shows all 4 jobs, but says 2 for "number of jobs" - so yes, I guess that probably is a bug.

I doubt it makes a significant difference to your chances of being hired though.

 

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Dogan, 

I checked your profile and I see four contracts under your Work History in your Copywriting profile. Could you please send a screengrab of what you're seeing in your account so that I can look into this further?

I'm also sorry to know that adding portfolio items to your account has inconvenienced you. While your feedback is being considered, the process will remain as it is now for the time being. Please refer to the information we shared on the second thread and in the announcement post for more details.


-Avery
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Avery O wrote:

Could you please send a screengrab of what you're seeing


You can see it for yourself: If you go to his specialized profile, it shows all 4 jobs in the work history, but says "2" for "Jobs"

 

2 jobs.jpg

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Debdutta N Member Since: Nov 28, 2016
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Not able to add portfolio project based on my skills in my general profile.

 

Whenever I am adding a portfolio item it always referring to any one of the specialized profile but I want to add portfolio only for my general profile.

 

Further the problem is when "skill" section is coming, it is automatically showing skills only from that specialized profile but not from my general profile.

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Debdutta,

 

Once the portfolio items are posted, you can go to the Portfolio section of your Specialized Profile and edit this section. From there, you can deselect the portfolio item so that it only shows in the General profile.  If you have any additional questions let me know, thank you.


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Debdutta N Member Since: Nov 28, 2016
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Thanks for the response. I knew this. But my problem is related to the
skill tags of the portfolio project.

I want to add a skill tag which is present in my general profile not any in
any of the specialized profiles.

Upwork only allows me to add a skill tag that is in specialized profiles
not from general profile.
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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Debdutta,

 

Thanks for sharing your experience. Our product team is constantly working on improving the Specialized profiles feature. It's by design that a freelancer won't be able to upload a new portfolio item without selecting a related Specialized profile. However, if you don't want a portfolio item to show on a Specialized profile, you can go to that profile's portfolio section, select the pencil icon in the upper right corner and then un-select that item from the list. This will remove that item only from that Specialized profile but not from the General one.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Vladimir G wrote:

Hi Debdutta,

 

Thanks for sharing your experience. Our product team is constantly working on improving the Specialized profiles feature. It's by design that a freelancer won't be able to upload a new portfolio item without selecting a related Specialized profile. However, if you don't want a portfolio item to show on a Specialized profile, you can go to that profile's portfolio section, select the pencil icon in the upper right corner and then un-select that item from the list. This will remove that item only from that Specialized profile but not from the General one.


That's not the question, Vladimir. The problem raised is larger than shuffling portfolio pieces back and forth between profiles. Upwork appears to have multiple unintegrated skill lists that are available on some places on the site but not others. This arises as an element of chaos in multiple contexts. In the specific example given, as Upwork forces us willy-nilly to create specialized profiles, it does not allow us to carry with us the skill tags proper to the work we have done. It's not great when we're hamstrung in marketing, and likely in search, because Upwork can't be consistent in how it gives us and our clients access to descriptions of the work we do.

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Douglas, thank you for pointing this out. 

Debdutta, could you please confirm what skill tag, and portfolio item you were having issues with so that we can look into this further? 


-Avery
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