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Fresh Graduate Trying to Get a Contract!

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Dira G Member Since: Jan 22, 2019
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I'm a fresh graduate, but I have freelance experience throughout my university years. Will clients look down on that? Do clients only what experienced people for their job, not the freshies?

 

Would be so grateful if anyone of you actually replies. Thanks.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Why would a client hire a "freshie"?

 

Why would a client hire a "fresh candidate trying to get a contract"?

 

I have hired over 80 freelancers. I often hire freelancers WHO HAVE ZERO UPWORK EXPERIENCE.


But I would never hire a "freshie."

 

I hire freelancers who have expertise in a specific area that I need help with.

 

I looked at your profile page.

GOOD:

- You don't call yourself a "freshie"

- You don't claim to be desperate to get a contract

 

BAD:

- You don't have a portfolio

- You said you have been a waiter/waitress. I'm pretty sure no Upwork client is looking to somebody to wait tables remotely. How would that work exactly?

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Dira G wrote:

I'm a fresh graduate, but I have freelance experience throughout my university years. Will clients look down on that? Do clients only what experienced people for their job, not the freshies?

 

Would be so grateful if anyone of you actually replies. Thanks.


 Get rid of all the language that sounds as if you are applying to a college. Think professional. The best way to learn is research other profiles and read up on all the available material how to become successful on upwork. 

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