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*Invite-Only* misunderstanding?

Ace Contributor
David B Member Since: Jan 3, 2019
1 of 16

Hi dear community.

In the main Find work page list there was a job on wich I send proposal.
After submiting proposal and refreshing the page in the right side of job category Invite-Only text appears.

And after refreshing page the job is no longer visible in the list.

What this mean and do my proposal was successfully send?

And is there a chance to get a job because of this kind of misunderstanding? It turns out the job was open only  for invites and I somehow sent a proposal.

Community Manager
Aleksandar D Community Manager Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
2 of 16

Hi David,

Could you please check under your Proposals tab and let us know if you were able to locate the proposals you're referring to.

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Ace Contributor
David B Member Since: Jan 3, 2019
3 of 16

Hi Aleksandar,

Yes, I confirm that my proposal is sent to the job.

My connection was withdrawn from my account.

I can provide the job link if you need.

Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
4 of 16

David B wrote:

Hi Aleksandar,

Yes, I confirm that my proposal is sent to the job.

My connection was withdrawn from my account.

I can provide the job link if you need.


That means that the client set the job to invitation only after you sent your proposal.

Ace Contributor
David B Member Since: Jan 3, 2019
5 of 16

Hi Martina.


Well, I realized that the client opened a public job, and then changed state to invite only.
But why should I suffer from this?
What to do in such situations?
It turns out my proposal will be viewed at the end of the list of invites or will not be viewed at all because I was not invited.

Ace Contributor
David B Member Since: Jan 3, 2019
6 of 16

It turns out because of a client mistake, I lost my connect.
This topic will be useful when the connects will become paid.

Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
7 of 16

David B wrote:

It turns out because of a client mistake, I lost my connect.
This topic will be useful when the connects will become paid.


I would not go as far as saying the client made a mistake. He might have received enough proposals for his taste and did not care to receive more.

If you keep screaming how unfair life is, and especially how unfair upwork is, I will nominate you for the Captain Obvious award. (It's not a thing, but should be.)

Ace Contributor
David B Member Since: Jan 3, 2019
8 of 16

He did not receive enough applications, because after I sent the application and updated the page, after a 5 min. delay, he started sending invites and interwiewing other candidates(after I sent the application).
It turns out he did not complete the selection of candidates

I don't complain about life, I’m describing the fact and how to deal with such cases.
Why are such emotions? Smiley Very Happy
Screaming
 is not for me, you can nominate Captain Obvious award somwehere else, there is a good movie Scream Queens there you can nominate someone.

 

And since you found out that the client has not completed the candidate selection yet(until now), are there any other suggestions?

Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
9 of 16

In view of the new connects system, I agree with the OP. I  think it is unfair. If a client receives too many proposals and then suddenly decides to make the same job invite-only, then they should be obliged to close the first offer and open a new invite-only offer, in which case, the connects would be returned. 

 

Community Guru
Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
10 of 16

Nichola L wrote:

In view of the new connects system, I agree with the OP. I  think it is unfair. If a client receives too many proposals and then suddenly decides to make the same job invite-only, then they should be obliged to close the first offer and open a new invite-only offer, in which case, the connects would be returned. 

 


Does choosing to close the acceptance of proposals and switch to making invites mean that the client won't consider the proposals they already received? I thought it just meant that they didn't want to receive any more open proposals or perhaps weren't happy with the quality of the proposals they had received. 

 

Would the freelancers who already submitted a proposal benefit by requiring the client to close the open job without hiring and repost it as invite-only? 

 

 

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