Hi Nwaneke and others,
As Kamaal pointed out there are various reasons why clients may take time to sort through the proposals and interview candidates before they hire, so we are not planing to limit the time they can use to do so. However, jobs with no activity during 30 days will be automatically closed.
The discussion has been had before on closing jobs that are inactive in the past, but there are still jobs that have been open for years which have not hired anyone. Just because they check in and look at the job does not mean they are still interested.
Wouldn't it make more sense to be like any job board or newspaper even that you post a job for x amount of days and then repost it if you have not hired someone.
It is not like it is difficult to set the ad back up as Upwork has the option to post a previous job.
It is not limitin a client from a job. It just makes sense that jobs then would not be over 30 days old and they have the option to repost it.
I guarantee it would cut down on some of the **edited for Community Guidelines** postings.
We understand that it can be frustrating to see job postings posted a while ago in your Job Feed and we have shared the discussions you are referring to with the team. We will certainly let the Community know about any changes in policies.
I totally agree that it may take some time to sort through all the proposals that come in. Sometimes there are hundreds but on the other hand, by 30 days, it should be long enough to not only shift through proposals, but to actually hire someone.
Having "activity" means that a client can click on their job once during that 30 day period, and continue to do that each month and that job can stay up for years. In my experience, and many times and years applying for jobs, by the end of 2 weeks at the most a decision is made on who will be hired. If a clien tis not ready to hire, or doesn't have a budget at the money, then they should NOT post a job.
What I like about the word "or" is that it separates options from each other.
What I like about options is that I am able to see how free I can be.
Now how am I using my freedom?
Nwaneke, there are actually other freelancing sites. Why do you choose Upwork?