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Re: Top six Tips to bid on UpWork

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Iftikhar I Member Since: Mar 10, 2015
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Just surprised that in 5 year you have done 22 jobs not 220 where you have got this expereince?Best of luck having 100% JS.

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Ainal H Member Since: Feb 23, 2015
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You know we are all expert to give free advice. It can be work or not but we really expert to give you free advice Smiley Tongue 

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Abdul R Member Since: Dec 4, 2014
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Hello,

 

I can sum it up in single sentence.

 

" your cover letter should be unique than that of others " 

 

Best Regards

 

Abdulrazaq

 

 

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Iftikhar I Member Since: Mar 10, 2015
14 of 42

@Abdul R wrote:

Hello,

 

I can sum it up in single sentence.

 

" your cover letter should be unique than that of others " 

 

Best Regards

 

Abdulrazaq

 

 


How could you know that yours one is unique?

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Abdul R Member Since: Dec 4, 2014
15 of 42

Hello Iftikhar, 

 

" your cover letter should be unique than that of others " 

 

In other words, focus the given task and make outline Or give the best solution. Tell the client, project duration and invite to send you more details. 

 

Best Regards

 

Abdulrazaq

 

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Iftikhar I Member Since: Mar 10, 2015
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Yes we can try our best but we really dont know how other applicants or writing may be they are better than us,Everyone try thier best to convince the client,Ok you have great cover letter but what if you have nothing to show client  like portfolio,work history,feedback etc.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "How could you know that yours one is unique?"

 

Clients are smart enough to know the difference between a cover letter was written specificaly for them, and a cover letter that was copy-and-pasted.

 

Also, Upwork knows. Upwork has automated algorithms intended to detect copy-and-paste cover letters and spam-posting. and it will auto-hide or otherwise diminish the prominence of job applications that are calculated as being such.

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Iftikhar I Member Since: Mar 10, 2015
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@Preston H wrote:

re: "How could you know that yours one is unique?"

 

Clients are smart enough to know the difference between a cover letter was written specificaly for them, and a cover letter that was copy-and-pasted.

 

Also, Upwork knows to. Upwork has automated algorithms intended to detect copy-and-paste cover letters and spam-posting. and it will auto-hide or otherwise diminish the prominence of job applications that are calculated as being such.


I think we are talking about writing a unique cover letter which will be unique from others we are not talking about the system,

 

If a client will see 10 unique aplications passed from the system what he will do than will hire 10 of them or choose one of them which is perfect for him seeing his portfolio work history and feedback? 

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Abdul R Member Since: Dec 4, 2014
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Hello,

 

Your cover letter has primary source & basic source of information. If client likes it then It's turn of your profile. I will call it Secondary source. 

 

Cover letter is temporary sources. It changes according to job post. 

 

Profile is a little bit permanent source. 

 

Best Regards

 

Abdulrazaq

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "what if you have nothing to show client  like portfolio,work history,feedback etc."

 

Then work on accumulating those things.

 

NOBODY can prevent a contractor from working on their portfolio and making it better and more impressive.

 

NOBODY can prevent a contractor from studying and learning new skills.

 

NOBODY can prevent a contractor from looking at the posted test subjects for various skills tests, conscientiously studying those subjects, and taking tests to demonstrate their skill and knowledge.

 

There ARE things a contractor can do to further their Upwork profile and career even if they're not getting hired right now.

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