Samir A wrote:
When I decline an invitation to interview, I have to give a reason (fee too low for example). So on the assumption that reasons are equally given to declined proposals (please confirm), then why is this detail not shown to the freelancer.
It used to show on declined proposals.
The things is, I don't find my proposals are declined that often, most close because someone else was hired, or because they expired.
I just went through the last 10 pages (100 proposals) and there was only 1 that was actually proactively declined. All others were closed when the client chose someone and closed the job post, or I withdrew or was hired, or it just timed out.
So really, even if the reason was still shown, it would not provide me with any meaningful info as 1% (or less, I didn't go beyond the first 10 pages, is not representative.
It would not make sense to force a client to provide a reason for every applicant, clients can get dozens of proposals for their job posts...
When people are declined after an interview, a certain percentage of those would argue. And possibly in a mad way.
A lot of bids would be declined for reasons you could do nothing about (preferred someone who lives near the North Pole); were so subjective they were meaningless in terms of adjusting your bid (I had a bad feeling about...); or had more to do with the other bidder succeeding rather than you failing (you looked good but that other chap was a true marvel).
Adjusting your approach based on feedback could be helpful if you bid again on a project posted by the same client, but may have a totally different effect when bidding on a project posted by others.
And the above assumes that the feedback is honest and not just a random tick in a box.
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