Rising Talent status is automatically applied to users who's profiles meet all of the requirements. You can have a look at this article about Becoming Rising Talent to see what the exact requirements are that you must meet to obtain a Rising Talent badge on your profile. Once the requirements are met, you'll be invited into the program automatically and receive the badge and 30 free connects within 48 hours.
Hi Aki and Md,
I've shared your report with your support team. One of our agents will reach out to you directly and award you your 30 free connects, and personal BYOC links.
I haven't received the said 30 extra connects either after becoming a Rising Talent. Can anyone help? I contacted Upwork support regarding this as well.