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Re: Getting the First Job

Active Member
Brad R Member Since: Jul 12, 2018
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keep running up against jobs that want a 90% success rate - but I can't land that first job. Thoughts?

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "keep running up against jobs that want a 90% success rate"


Ignore that. It is a default setting. Client's did not intentionally indicate that. Bid on whatever jobs you are well suited for.


Read all of this:

Getting Started on Upwork

Community Guru
Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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You get jobs by emphasizing your expertise and your experience off of Upwork. Nobody here had a JSS when they started...

Active Member
Francisco L Member Since: Jun 21, 2017
4 of 4

I would begin by changing your profile picture. You should follow Upwork's recommendations on that. You can also use this free tool ( where other users evaluate your picture.


Once that's done, make sure you have a great portfolio and an awesome profile.


Last but not least, BE PATIENT. It may take some time at first, but you'll get the jobs you're looking for.