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What is the point of Upwork's talent specialists?

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Simon W Member Since: Mar 7, 2008
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Has anyone ever received a job off these lot that is in anyway suitable? It’s like they are stealing a living by Just picking random people to send it to rather than actually match people. I haven’t received a single one that I would even think of applying for.

 

Today I received one from a **Edited for Community Guidelines**. For once this was in a field I have some experience in (it’s usually jobs that my profile makes no suggestion I have skills in) but here is the kicker. First the job wants US people and I'm from the UK and second of all the budget is $6. I'm a top rated freelancer on this platform woth a hourly rate of $35, **Edited for Community Guidelines** that makes me a good match. These messages just end up being spam as they are so irrelevant. And we can’t even contact to talent specialist to complain because any response goes to the client who posted the job not the talent specialist who invited us

 

Seriously Upwork can you hire me to do this job, it seems like almost free money to spend 2 second randomly selecting someone and sending a template message. I'm not adverse to fee money.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Simon,

 

Thank you for your feedback. Once invited, you are free to bid on the job with the budget or rate you see fit and communicate with the client about it directly, If you don't want to receive invites from Talent Specialists in the future, you have an option to opt out of the program. Please check this help article for more information.

~ Valeria
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Simon W Member Since: Mar 7, 2008
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I don’t mind receiving them if the taken specialists does his/her job correctly and makes sure they are relevant. Its almost like they have to invite a set amount and don’t care who they invite.

 

And I know I’m free to bid whatever I see fit but the job seems like it’s likely to need atleast an hour to complete if not more so it’s not like we would ever come to an agreement when their budget is $6 so why would I waste connects on it.

 

All I want is talent specialists who actually care and aren’t just concerned about making easy money by meeting their obvious quotas with about 1 minute of actual work. They should be helping both clients and freelancers  not just helping themselves  

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Simon W Member Since: Mar 7, 2008
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Oh and first of all why are we not allowed to mention names of employees of yours who are failing at their job. They are stealing from upwork and in turn frrom is as it’s the fees us freelancers pay that pay them. If you aren’t going to allow me to quickly report their **Edited for Community Guidelines** job a job which if any of us did for a client would have our client rating us 1 star then we should be able to call them out. 

 

And why why did you do a second edit to my post. What on Earth was wrong with the second part

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Simon,

 

I understand your frustration and will share your feedback with the team so the agent could get proper coaching. Please, refer to the  Community Guidelines for more information about content that isn't appropriate for this Community and may be removed by moderators.

 

Thanks.

~ Valeria
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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Simon, you can also take yourself off the talent specialist 'hit list'.  Many of us have done that.  Once Upwork gets a viable talent specialist program in place, it is easy to add your profile back for them.

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