I've reached a little dry spell so I've been applying for more jobs than usual. (Maybe 6 per week). And while my job situation hasn't changed, I keep seeing my Job Success Score get lower and lower. Does the score get lower everytime you write a proposal for a job and don't get the job? I don't want to be punished for just looking for work. I'm at the 90% point right now so I'm very concerned.
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Lack of jobs won't harm your score. However, if successful jobs fall out of your calculation window, your score may drop. If you had long-term clients who were boosting your score in the past, losing those may drop your number too.
What do you mean by "fall out of your calculation window"? I recently had a gig where the client just stopped contacting me after a week. I did a few drafts of work with some feedback and edits and then nothing. No pay and no more contact.
I can confirm that your JSS won't drop due to sending proposals on which you haven't been hired.
JSS can change due to a few different reasons including private feedback from a client as well as public feedback, inactive contracts, a job falling out of the calculation window which may be what is happening in your case. You can find some more information regarding changes in JSS by having a look at this article.
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