I have been submitting proposals regularly. My stats show that I am looked at "more often" than others but hired less. If anyone has a moment to look at my profile for feedback, it would be great. I have had several clients reach out through the messaging platform after submitting a proposal (resulting in my one awarded/current job), zero formal interviews, and zero invites to interview. Many of these jobs were never officially awarded to anyone and I think they were just browsing but not ready to actually pull the trigger.
I know I am new and am waiting for a Rising Talent invite to help boost my profile. I can't figure out why I haven't gotten one yet.
My current job has sort of fizzled out, she just isn't sending any work. She had a death in the family. My feel is she is just in the weeds and not very dependable. Based on the many relationships she has dropped in the past per the content of her email accounts I was asked to organize. How long do I keep this contract open without actively working?
I guess I am just looking for some direction. Thank you in advance!
Welcome to Upwork! The hardest part of the freelancing world is getting your first job. Congratulations! You're on your way.
When it comes to profiles, note clients see the first 2-3 sentences so make them shine. Have you reviewed others in your space who are top rated? Their profiles may give you inspiration to make yours stand out. Even though you're writing about yourself, try not to use so many "I's" in the first paragraph. Also, if you claim to be "tech savvy" don't just be "comfortable" using those platforms. Write that you're an expert!
I also noticed you have 2 work histories started in 2016 yet graduated college in 2006. What did you do during those 10 years?