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Add Portfolio Project to General Profile

g_vasilevski
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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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dnag1989
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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.
vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager 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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researchediting
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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.

aocumen
Moderator
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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milankumar90
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Milan K Member Since: Aug 7, 2018
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You are right Dogulas. This issues was raised since June 2019, it's been 11 months and still Upwork couldn't fix it. So many users are facing problem with it.

 

Even though we uncheck a portfolio from the specialize profile still on the general profile it shows the unchecked specialized profile under project description on clicking the portfolio (on the pop-up). For the time being atleast remove the unchecked specialized profile on the pop-up.

 

NOW UPWORK SHOULD FIX IT.

aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Milan, 

I'm sorry for the delay as I had to look into this further. 

Were you referring to this portfolio item? I'll go ahead and forward this to the team so that they can look into this further. 

 

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-Avery
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sofiglz
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Sofia G Member Since: Mar 27, 2020
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Hi!! I wanted to update my profile and I deleted all my portfolios and now I can not upload more, the page says that I have to create a specialised profile to add a new portfolio that is related to, I don't want to have a specialised profile, I want my general profile and add my portfolio

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Sofia,

 

Unfortunately at the moment, you will not be able to add a portfolio item only on your general profile, this is by design. 

Once you`ve added a portfolio you can remove it from your specialized profile and it will be listed under your general profile.

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. Thank you.


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stephenbusscher
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Stephen B Member Since: Apr 2, 2019
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If you have issues updating your general portfolio, take 3 minutes to skim this discussion.

 

It's frustrating that UpWork has not offered an alternative to creating specialized profiles in over a year of many complaints and discusssions around the topic. I'm thankful to UpWork for many things - I just want to get official clarification on why. It feels like we are being ignored.

 

Maybe I missed an official statement or solution around this? If so, I apologize for not being diligent enough in my search.

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