Hello there everyone, I've run into an issue and I'd like to hear your opinion (especially from moderators)
I received an invite from a talent specialist to apply to a job. Which I did, asking all of their questions. Except for their request of samples. Which I politely responded by attaching samples of my work, plus directing them to my UW portfolio.
I then received a response from another talent specialist who said would take over, who proceeded to more or less repeat the job post to me even though I had answered each of their questions in turn. And close up with a single message stating:
"I would appreciate if you could provide some sample design of what would you create for Client"
Since I didn't get any acknowledgement regarding the samples I had sent or my portfolio. I interpreted this as a direct request for an original free sample. To which I replied again, with portfolio samples. And stated that I'd have no problem doing a paid test so they could review my work.
What do you think? Did I misinterpret this? Or is this talent specialist asking for free samples per client request? This client is not new to upwork either as they have quite an amount of jobs posted under their belt.
I'd appreciate your opinions. Thanks in advance.
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Report them to CS so they can be sent for re-education. 🙄
Upwork, these Talent Specialists are the worst. Train the poor people on how to do the job or get rid of the service.
Sebastian, you did the absolutely RIGHT thing. The so-called Talent Specialists are, by general consensus, the most poorly trained, inefficient, and inept people to work for Upwork.