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Why Doesnt Invitations to Interview work 90% of times?

rolludesig
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Rahul V Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
1 of 13

i was wondering that is it upwork that send invitations to the freelancers or the clients themselve? since i have noticed 90% of times after invitation clients doesnt even bother to reply...

 

 

if its the client who is sending invitation he/she might have checked my profile/portfolio before sending invitation? then there should be no point of client not replying since invitation must be sent only after going through the appropriate profile/portfolio?

lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
2 of 13

They can blanket invite I think, meaning they can just send invites to the first 50 people in their search or something.

 

There was some loser inviting 1500, 2000 writers at a time a few weeks ago. Pretty sure they didn't look at profiles. You can usually kinda get a vibe by the invite you get. If they say your name or customize the invite, then I kinda assume they looked at my profile. Otherwise, I figure they invited a bunch of people without looking first.

yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
3 of 13

If it's an invitation from an Upwork talent specialist (or whatever the title is), then the client didn't even send the invitation so I wouldn't take it personally if the client doesn't respond.

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rolludesig
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Rahul V Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
4 of 13

yeah i agree to this but there have been a case a client invited me only ..replied back to me after 4-5 days and asked me to wait for another 2 weeks for the details?

researchediting
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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
5 of 13

@Rahul V wrote:

yeah i agree to this but there have been a case a client invited me only ..replied back to me after 4-5 days and asked me to wait for another 2 weeks for the details?


So? Keep bidding. If the client gets back to you, you're either available or not. There's no waiting on Upwork.

 

Not responding to candidates except by hiring is the general practice here. Get over it.

rolludesig
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Rahul V Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
6 of 13

okay yeah it may be the case..i think there should a limit to the number of freelancers that can be invited.

lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
7 of 13

I'm guessing that they did that after Ms "I Want to Have 1 Million eBooks for Amazon and Pay $100 for Them" client invited thousands of people at a time and people were pissed cuz she wouldn't stop. 

 

Some clients have mentioned errors when they try to invite too many, so I'm guessing they put limits already.

rolludesig
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Rahul V Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
8 of 13

okay i have around 16-17 active candidacies is there any way to close them?

researchediting
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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
9 of 13

@Rahul V wrote:

okay i have around 16-17 active candidacies is there any way to close them?


If you want to change their status from "all but certainly will never get back to me" to "certainly will never get back to me," you can withdraw your proposals. Or you can find better uses of your time than giving even a second thought to submitted proposals.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
10 of 13

Just archive them, that gets them out of your hair but the client can still hire you easily.

 

Personally I don't waste any time on responded to invites unless a client gets back to me

 

And as in your previous threads along the exact same line, if you don't want any invites, you know how to stop them.

 

It is unrelistic to think that clients invite you and only you. So the way to win jobs like that is to make sure your response to the invite catches their attention.

 

Then forget about it and get on with your normal routine. I literally never look at my proposals page because it is not a profitable way to spend my time

 

 

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