Oh I see. So those client projects have "enterprise" icons next to their projects and you can apply to some if public and some are private only? If that is the case, I think it is fine. Obviously enterprise people don't post everyday to the public. I hope to see some like that. The fortune 500 clients I worked with on elance and here were unfortunately not in the enterprise group for some reason. I guess they just posted without joining it.
It would be interesting to have a feature to find such public enterprise clients through the search function, but I understand if that isn't possible. I'd definitely check it all the time.
My understanding is, that they only post job publicly if they can't find the right/not enough provider(s) within the PTC.
And no, I didn't see an "enterprise icon" when I found one of the PTC jobs in my job feed.
But the client has more than 20k hires and billed hours in excess of 32k, so I guess one could safely assume that they qualify as an enterprise client just by looking at the numbers in the posting
Edited to add: I saw that posting prior to the changes that Valeria mentioned coming into effect.
I feel there should be an option to apply to a PTC and that is because in my area of expertise the jobs I do get are below my skill level. I'm not asking for any kind of shortcuts, just a chance to be considered for bigger projects. Anyone else feeling they could do more but they don't know how to go about it?
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