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35ed3a23
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At what point do jobs disappear?

At what points do jobs disappear? There are job postings coming up for 30, 45, 60+ days ago. That's just clogging up the system with unnecessary clutter. Those jobs aren't viable to anyone at that point. Obviously I and others, I'd assume, don't bother proposing but the question is why is it even still allowed in the feed?

 

Upwork really needs to put constraints on those posting jobs to help those looking for jobs not waste their time. If you're someone looking for a freelancer then there should be a limit on the time your post can be up. It is not unreasonable to only allow posts to be up for let's say, 2 weeks time. If you haven't found someone in 2 weeks on a site like Upwork then as the searcher you're either:

1) not seriously looking

2) haven't described your project well 

3) are being ridiculously critical of applicants 

4) posted on here and then forgot all about your job

5) found someone off Upwork and aren't bothering to use Upwork

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spectralua
Community Member

It is clogg for you but brilliant for Upwork.

Great statistic "We are have xxxxx jobs", great ad.

Newbies received it with spam "best matches" and applied, connects wasted.

New client can take a look and think that site is alive, jobs posted.

Need more benefits? ๐Ÿ™‚

True, never thought about the metrics side of it. Upwork can claim " xxxx current jobs" because a potential client edited, or viewed, or clicked their job and it got extended again. Even though there is as much chance in the lead being stale as there is in it proving viable.

 

Thanks for the reply ๐Ÿ™‚

ArjayM
Community Member

Hi Joshua,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us and sharing your feedback/suggestions here in the Community. This will definitely help us improve our service. Here are the possible reasons why job posts were removed:

 

  • The client reposted a job and the original job posting was still open.
  • The client posted a job using the exact job title you used before (for example, the client posted the same job both as a fixed-price and as an hourly job). 
  • The job posting violated the Upwork Terms of Service.
  • The client closed the job.

We'll continue sharing your feedback with the team and providing updates to the Community about the team's initiatives on this feature.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork
celgins
Community Member

A job expires after 30 days of inactivity. However, clients can still review proposals and hire freelancers after the 30 days. If they edit the job (even if they don't hire anyone) the job posting will be extended another 30 days.

 

So, the jobs you are referring to (i.e., 45 days, 60+ days, etc.) are probably still open because there was some activity by the client.

35ed3a23
Community Member

Dang, that gets to be a little tedious. 

 

Thanks for your input ๐Ÿ™‚

the-right-writer
Community Member

Or the client is still looking. Please keep your hands off of potential jobs. I have been hired weeks after the job was posted. Not every client hires immediately, because they are looking for the right person. Just because the client receives 50+ proposals doesn't mean they are not all from people with no skills, trying to cheat the client.

 

Yes, people job search for the cheapest, and many aren't serious. However, some clients don't hire immediately. It doesn't mean they are not good clients. This is not the solution to not being hired. All you will do is cut off revenue and jobs.

 

It's quite simple. If you really believe there is no value in an older posting, then don't apply. Why ruin the situation for others?

No worries. You and I are in completely different niches so I will never touch potential jobs that you may take, current or old ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Thank you for your response.

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