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Did not receive Connects after interview

Hello Upwork team,

I have spent connects on job offers, only 3 customers have responded to me by message.
I still haven't had any refunds of connects and no connects have been rewarded. What should I do?

 

Thank you for your help,
Charvet

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812dd08c
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Charvet,

 

Thank you for your message. Please note that we are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

For more information, please see this Product Update. You can check your Connects History here.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

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812dd08c
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Charvet,

 

Thank you for your message. Please note that we are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

For more information, please see this Product Update. You can check your Connects History here.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork
a77045c6
Community Member

connects.pngdone.pngHi,

 

Is there any change with Upwork policy again regarding Refunded Connects for Connects Award and Awarded Connects?

 

I paid 6 Connects to send the proposal, and I should get 6 Refunded Connects and 4 Awarded Connects, a total of 10 Connects. It's been over 2 weeks now, but I haven't received the 10 Connects yet.

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

-Apinia

 

They mostly don't give connects now and is thing of the past now.

Hi Nabeel, thank you for your response and advice.

 

"thing of the past now", but I received the Refunded Connects on Feb 10, please see attached image.

Feb.png

Yes, thats why wrote mostly. I also used to receive but haven't received in 6 months now but many new comers and some relatively older ones still receive them.

What to do 

sajal36
Community Member

I beleve they refund in 24-48 hours. If not done, than raise the support ticket.

yofazza
Community Member

Sajal, iit's way over 48 hours.

 

But anyways, mods have written here in many ocassions about Upwork no longer giving free connects for every  interview won, or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded.

 

They even doesn't say anything about "established clients" anymore (previously they said the bonus connects will be given after interview by established clients).

 

 

> but I received the Refunded Connects on Feb 10

 

I also get 10 connects in my past 2 interviews. It's good to have them, but don't excpect them.

a77045c6
Community Member

For me, it's not about good or not good, expect or not expect. All is about the policy. If Upwork issues any policy, it should be done.

 

I need to hear from Upwork Team.

 

 

Hi Apinia,

 

Thank you for your message. We are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. For more information, please see this Product Update

 

Thank you,

Pradeep



Upwork

What is the standard to give or not give?

 

On Feb 10, Upwork gave me the Refunded Connects 10 in total, but 4 days later things changed. Upwork came out to answer the freelancer "We are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won, dot dot dot".

 

I'm speechless, dry laugh ๐Ÿค”

The Product Update mentions : ยจwe are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won, and we are no longer disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases.ยจ

 

So you won't know what the standard is.

a77045c6
Community Member

Thank you so much Sajai, I will raise the support ticket. ๐Ÿ˜Š

701d0fbe
Community Member

i do the job give me some work 

zoaiaaliasif
Community Member

Hi, 

I haven't received my connects back two times when I applied to the jobs and received a message from the client.

One job was 2-3 weeks ago.
One is just now.

what do you?

Hi Zoaia,

 

Thank you for your message. Please note that we are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

For more information, please see this Product Update. You can check your Connects History here.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Thanks a lot!
But that's unfair with newbies.
I did receive 10 free connects for the recent job but not for the interview 2 weeks before

 

Sadly, I didn't receive free connects too when I was hired. 

Hi Sheryl,

 

Please note that we are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

For more information, please see this Product Update. You can check your Connects History here.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Wow

kdesign21
Community Member

I need a help!

Few days ago I had 2 interviews but I didn't get free connects, why?

Hi Kushh G!

I'm sorry to hear that you did not receive any free connects after your interviews. Upwork offers freelancers free connects on a monthly basis to submit proposals for new projects.

If you did not receive any free connects, it could be due to one of the following reasons:

You may have already used up all your free connects for the month.

Your account may have been inactive for a while, and Upwork did not provide you with free connects.

Upwork may have changed its policy on providing free connects.

If you are unsure about why you did not receive any free connects, you can contact Upwork support for more information. They can help you understand your account's status and provide you with more details about your account's specific situation.

I hope this helps! Best of luck with your proposals and interviews.

If you look other day post in community forum, Upwork support have confirmed that they are not reimbursing connect for job interview.

3511b6aa
Community Member

Hi Upwork team
Did Not Get Free Connects
about 2 days ago i apply for a job and got interviewed  even get hired but didn't get free connects 
please help
please Check Thanks
Job is under 

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Hi Majid,

 

Please note that we no longer award free Connects for every interview won or disclose the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Check out the product update for Connects for Interviews Won for more information.

~ Joanne
Upwork
marksigue20
Community Member

Hi,

I got interviewed by two potential clients and one hired me. The problem is, I haven't received any connects after getting hired. Please help me about this, thank you.

Hi Mark,

 

You don't get connects back when you get hired for a job. More connects can be purchased if needed. Have a great day!

Hello Mark,

 

Please note that we no longer award free Connects for every interview won or disclose the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Check out the product update for Connects for Interviews Won for more information.

~ Luiggi
Upwork
1bd393b4
Community Member

I have'nt received any connects after got answer to the purposals. Its been 36 hours now and no rewards are shown in the connects history

4ca1ea5b
Community Member

I recall receiving bonus connects for agreeing to interview for jobs however that seems to have disappeared.. anyone else notice this?  I have had several interviews yet no bonus connects for at least the past several months.

Greetings Michael,

 

The feature to recieve connects upwork interview has been removed from upwork a while ago.

 

Currently the only way you will get connects back is if the job was closed by the client which rarely happens. Regardless sometimes clients do close jobs and you do get connects refunded in that case.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Best 

Haris.

 

 

We can still receive bonus connects when we send a proposal and it eventuates in an interview, not when we receive invites and accept the interviews related with such invites.

dan1307
Community Member

Soooo.... while upwork comunity constantly complains about how things on upwork got, upwork still makes things worse for freelancers? What is the logic behind that? I also don't find it hard to automatically close jobs that haven't had any hires. Do you guys know if any upwork stuff are watching freelancers forum?

yofazza
Community Member

Unless they change something (like completely remove the bonus connects) lately that I'm unaware of, I don't think closed jobs are the only way to get connects back right now. I think it was something like this:

 

No more free connects for every interview won, and no more disclosing of the number of Connects rewarded.

They once said something about "established clients" where we can still get connects from.

 

past several months.

I still got them in my last 2 jobs last month, 10 each, both clients are "established".

 

It's good to have them, but just don't expect them.

4ca1ea5b
Community Member

Wow.. seems lots has changed on Upwork and NOT in favor of freelancers... costs more connects to reply to a job, no more free connects, etc.  Seems Upwork is ascribing to the "death by a million lashes" business strategy.

Sad to see this happening as without freelancers, they have no business so they might want to look at their strategy and ensure it adds value to freelancers, not just shareholders.

 

it is getting very difficult for new freelancers, I just completed one job and now no free connect, and more connects required to apply for a job.

 

795f47ad
Community Member

A few days ago I sent a proposal for a job then the client sent me a message but I am not receiving the free 10 connects. This has happened to me before.

Hi Yasin,

 

Please note that we no longer award free Connects for every interview won or disclose the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Check out the product update for Connects for Interviews Won for more information.


~ AJ
Upwork
c2664131
Community Member

I was not rewarded with connects even if I won almost 3-4 proposals. Almost all job posts are expensive as 8 connects has to be spent, Even If I have 40 connects left I can only apply for 5-6 jobs.
This brings discrimination to a small freelancer like me. Now I won interviews I at least expect to get my connections back so that I can apply further. Now I don't have connects left, I don't have $$ left,I can't issue money to my Upwork account from Nepal bank because of a foreign reserve issue.
This makes me helpless. 
I expect connects award after winning interviews.

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