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Upwork Talent Specialists

igormikhaylov
Ace Contributor
Igor M Member Since: Mar 20, 2007
1 of 16

Hello Upwork staff,
From time to time I receive interview invitations from Upwork Talent Specialists who trying to find good freelancers to new Upwork clients.
I'm expert in multiplatform mobile apps development (iOS and Android). So why I don't recieve interview invitations for appropriate jobs from Upwork Talent Specialists? What is wrong in my profile or in my experience so that Upwork Talent Specialists don't recommend me for a multiplatform mobile apps development jobs? I see a lot of these jobs posted every day here in Upwork. Can you tell me what can I do to be recommended for such a jobs? I worked more than 6000 hours using this platform (oDesk/Upwork) since 2007 and I have a huge experience and proven reliability (100% Job Success). I've successfully completed a few big long-term projects. What else is needed to be recommended by Upwork Talent Specialists?
I tried to find new project by submitting proposals. But 90% of clients don't answer to proposals. That is very bad if compare to oDesk where I got answers in 80% cases. Negative or positive, but in oDesk I had answers from clients in most cases. Nowadays clients here is silent.

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
2 of 16

They only do it for certain projects. I'm thinking it's if the client asks for help or maybe it's jobs that don't get much attention, which is usually only dud jobs anyway.

 

I wouldn't worry about it. 

igormikhaylov
Ace Contributor
Igor M Member Since: Mar 20, 2007
3 of 16

Jennifer,

 

I would worry about it just because it is strange to have a huge score in the system and don't be selected as a candidate by the system. That means something is wrong in the system, isn't it?

mwiggenhorn
Community Guru
Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
4 of 16

I generally ignore anything from the Talent Specialist as they clearly don't understand what I do.

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
5 of 16

@Igor M wrote:

Jennifer,

 

I would worry about it just because it is strange to have a huge score in the system and don't be selected as a candidate by the system. That means something is wrong in the system, isn't it?


 I know daaaahling, ur prolly faaabulous but there are lots of devs on the site and it's possible it's just not your turn on the rotation.

 

Worry about stuff you can control.

igormikhaylov
Ace Contributor
Igor M Member Since: Mar 20, 2007
6 of 16

Jennifer, let's talk when you will work more than 6000 hours through this site, OK?

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
7 of 16

@Igor M wrote:

Jennifer, let's talk when you will work more than 6000 hours through this site, OK?


 lol I'd rather the money than hours, but you go with your bad self. I'ma go play some video games while you ponder why people don't want you in their reindeer games.

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
8 of 16

@Igor M wrote:

Jennifer, let's talk when you will work more than 6000 hours through this site, OK?


 That's an exceptionally ridiculous argument. What does the number of hours have to do with anything?

 

Jennifer has completed over 300 contacts as compared to your 81,  earned well over $200 k and gets paid 3+ times your rate for hourly contracts

 

Maybe "let's talk" when you get somewhere within a few miles of what she's achieved.

tj1972
Community Guru
Tamaz J Member Since: Nov 4, 2014
9 of 16

Just out of curosity ...

Who these people called "Talent Specialists" are?

- Do they know to read/write/speak in English? (Write I think they know.)
- Do they see specific skill set for individual freelancer?
- Do they understand what those skills mean?
- Where did you get these guys?
- Do you train them in some way?

It seems to me that they are get paid sending as much as possible invitation to FL and do not care what these FLs do. 

Personaly, in my case probably 9 out of 10 invitations from these "Talent Specialists" either is completely out of my skills, or suggesting some "starnge" clients and work, or (actually everytime) I never get any reply from that suggested client.

I'm not cmplaining - these are just two mouse clicks to reject those invitations, but again, just out of curisity how do they make a decision ... 

Look, even Upwork algorithms suggest much more adequate jobs in the email than humans called "Talent Specialis".

 

Thanks

 
allergywriter
Community Guru
Cheryl K Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
10 of 16

I think it is pretty well accepted that these "specialists" get more misses than hits.

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