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ukvisionguy
Community Member

Can not resubmit a withdrew proposal

Hello,

  I just withdrew a proposal as I want to use more boost points. I didn't know once withdraw I cannot resubmit another proposal to the same job?

 

  Please can someone help ?

 

  Many thanks,

 

Kind regards,

Li

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d_samuel_udokpok
Community Member

Hi Long!

 

Well, you withdrew your proposal by yourself. You can't and won't be able to reapply for the same job and above all, your connects is gone and won't be returned to you.

Hi David,

  Thanks. I withdrew because just want to edit the original proposal, not because I do not want the job any longer. I'm ok if not returnning the connects (including boost ones) because it's my decision to withdraw previous proposal. But not allowing for applying for the same job (in less than a minute) feels very strange rule to me.

 

  Do you know how to reapply for the same job ? I've tried many times no success.

 

  Thanks,

 

Regards,

Li

pradeephele
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Long,

 

Thank you for your message. You can apply to the same job again but you will be charged for Connects again.

 

Thank you,

Pradeep



Upwork

Hi Pradeep,

  Thanks for your reply. After withdraw, I've tried like 10 times to reapply for the same job with no success. There is message on top of proposal page as below:

 

Sorry, we were unable to save your application.

Since you withdrew a boosted proposal for this job, you are no longer able to apply.

 

 

  I just want to edit my proposal (actually to add more Connects as boost), but I did not know that one cannot reapply after withdrawal. If I know I would never withdraw.

 

  I accept have to be charged Connects again and old Connects not return, this is logical to me. 

 

  Please kindly advise how to apply for the same job again ? Is there a hidden link somewhere for reapplying case ?

 

  Thanks,

 

Regards,

Li

Maybe there's a hidden way to reapply. But from my experience, when you withdraw your proposal for a particular job, you won't be able to reapply except the moderator would show us a way, then I'll be very much happy to learn the secret


David S wrote:

Maybe there's a hidden way to reapply. But from my experience, when you withdraw your proposal for a particular job, you won't be able to reapply


Only if it is boosted. If it isn't boosted, you can of course reapply again.

There doesn't have to be "a hidden way" and there is no such thing.

He said he boosted it

Hi Long,

 

Thank you for following up. Could you please clarify if you used the Boost option in the proposal you are referring to before withdrawing it? Please know that boosted and unboosted proposals that are withdrawn are removed from the client’s list so they can no longer see them. If you withdraw a boosted proposal, you can’t submit it again (with or without boosting) and you will still be charged as if you had not withdrawn.

You can find more information in this help article

 

Additionally, I see that you already created a support ticket regarding your query. One of our agents will reach out to you as soon as possible to assist you further. 

~ Nikola
Upwork

Hi Nikola,

  Thanks for the continuous support. I would really like to be able to reapply for it.

 

  What I remember, the job itself requires 2 connects, I must have clicked the Boost button because I remember seeing 3 connects with Boost option. I remembered from previous job proposals though, there is a second page asking to confirm the acutal Boost connects to use so I thought I can add 10 more connects there as boost points. This is obviously not true (at least for the job I applied/withdrew).

 

  When I realised the proposal has been submitted with only 3 connects in total, I thought I can just withdraw it first, then resubmit it with more boost connects to increase my chance. Again it turned I didn't fully understand how boosted proposal works. 

 

  Apparently it's my mistake not fully understand how Boost feature works. I watched the Boost intro video and truly like this feature. I really like the design (including will return extra points to level up the least boosted connects which I feel it's quite fair), until I find this problem. I totally accept not returning the connects for withdrew proposal, since it is freelance's own decision. But to be honest, I still did not quite get the logic behind not allowing reapply the same job after withdrawing a boosted proposal ? What if people just want to edit the original proposal ?

 

  Anyway, lessons learned this time. I'm wondering could you please help to manually reset the job so I can reapply again ? It is a quite unique job match I would truly appreciated if this can be done.

 

  Thanks in advance,

 

Regards,

Long

 

 

I loved the job that I found but wanted to add more pictures to get closer to what the client wants. There is no editing so I withdrew my proposal and started a brand new one just to find that since I withdrew, I couldn't re apply a new proposal. Is there a way to re apply or am I out of luck?

Hi Stan,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. I checked and it looks like you used the Boost option in the proposal you are referring to. Please know that boosted and unboosted proposals that are withdrawn are removed from the client’s list so they can no longer see them. If you withdraw a boosted proposal, you can’t submit it again (with or without boosting) and you will still be charged as if you had not withdrawn. You can find more information in this help article

 

~ Nikola
Upwork
danna_yamilette
Community Member

Hello, I just withdrew a proposal because I wanted to reapply. But it is telling me that because I withdrew a boosted proposal, I cannot reapply anymore. I have two questions, what does boost really mean? Two, can someone help me be able to reapply again, because that was my intention. Thanks!

tug69115
Community Member

Hello, I also want to reapply for a job I withdrew from. I withdrew only because I wanted to change the boost points, not because I no longer intend to apply for the job. I'd like to reapply, so could someone assist me if possible?

Hi Stephen,

 

Boosted and unboosted proposals that are withdrawn are removed from the client’s list so they can no longer see them. If you withdraw a boosted proposal, you can’t submit it again (with or without boosting) and you will still be charged as if you had not withdrawn.

~ Joanne
Upwork
bf2164d3
Community Member

My proposal was withdrawn by Upwork because it said my account was restricted and I need to verify my location. But my ID and profile address match. I used chat support to ask about this problem. I didn't verify anything but suddenly received an email verifying it. And now I can't reapply for the job although it's not me who withdrew the proposals.

Hi Cyrille,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. I shared your report with our team and one of our agents will reach out to you via a support ticket to assist you further. You can access your support tickets here.


~ AJ
Upwork
fonder_morgan
Community Member

I ran into this same issue but mine says "Since you withdrew a boosted proposal for this job, you are no longer able to apply." I did not boost my proposal and can't reapply. Same as above, I wanted to make one small, quick edit (adding in a color the poster requested to they'd know it was fully read) and am not able to.

6cf2cb16
Community Member

Yes, unfortunately, once you withdraw a proposal, you cannot resubmit another proposal to the same job. However, you can use the next round of boost points to submit a proposal to another job.

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