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Re: Limiting time limit of a job posting

umairhabib
Active Member
Umair H Member Since: May 29, 2015
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Hello Up work team,

 

I have a suggestion regarding job posting by clients. It would be excellent to limit every job posting to maximum 15 days. If within 15 days the clients failes to hire some one the job will expire immediately. This will protect the free lancers from wasting their connects and clients will be oliged by to take positive and serious efforts towards hiring. 

 

Regards,

Umair

jamesseligman
Community Guru
James S Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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I remember someone mentioning it on one of the webinars about a 30 day expiration, but they said that's not going to happen. Although, I do like the 14 days better.


I have 2 applications that are over 2 weeks old and 1 over a month now.

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Umair,

 

Thank you for your suggestion. It takes more time for some clients to consider aplicants and make a choice, that's why we do not limit how long job postings stay open during the selection process. Job postings do automatically close after 30 days of inactivity though.

~ Valeria
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jamesseligman
Community Guru
James S Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi Valeria,

 

Are you sure? This was just taken: 

 

job-apps.jpg

 

 

Also what constitute 30 days of "inactivity"? For example If a client visits the job 10 days ago, yet it was posted 30 days, does that make the job "active" again? 

 

 

muhmasood
Community Guru
Mr M Member Since: Apr 27, 2013
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So why you guys dont understand that the connect system is linked with ( $$$ ) Memberships ....

If they do this and close the jobs after 15 or 14 days then 50% of job will be closed.

Then what is the purpose of bringing the connects system?

Upwork Needs to earn Some more $$$.

"One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom"
kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi James,

 

Such actions as inviting candidates to apply for a job or editing it would keep a posting open for longer than 30 days. I suspect the posting you are referring to in your comment is open for one of those reasons.

 

~ Valeria
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jamesseligman
Community Guru
James S Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Thank you for the explainantion Valeria!  

69ab56b4
Active Member
Michael M Member Since: Apr 6, 2021
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I think that is necessary. I’ve wasted so much on jobs that are still active. You shouldn’t need to receive 15-20 proposals either to find a client. People like me, who are daily searching for new clients to work with, don’t need to wait more than 15 days to hear anything back. Maybe give the job poster a reminder to be active in selecting or a button to decline an individual if they don’t like them.

All in all, I feel like I’m wasting money. Your website already makes us pay for connects and also takes 20% of each project we retain.
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