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Hires: 1, interviewing: 1

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Daniel C Member Since: Sep 2, 2020
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Hi, Community! I am new on Upwork. In the job posting, I see hires:1, interviewing: 1. And the client is interviewing me. But I do not get any notification about the contract yet.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Daniel C wrote:

Hi, Community! I am new on Upwork. In the job posting, I see hires:1, interviewing: 1. And the client is interviewing me. But I do not get any notification about the contract yet.


He has hired someone else, but might want more than 1 person for the task. The interview stat is not updated instantenously. 

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Kevin Q Member Since: Sep 3, 2020
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I'm confused as to what the data is on the 'Activity on this job" part on the bottom of a job description. I attached one here.

 

Here's what I think, please let me know if I am wrong:

 

Proposals (10-15) ==>The number of proposals the client received for the position

Hires (1) ==> Does this mean they are hiring that amount of people or that they've already hired them?

Interviewing  (3) ==> Does this mean they plan on interviewing 3 people or they have already chosen the three people they want to interview?

invites sent (0) ==> Is this the amount of outstanding invites they have to try to interview someone?

Unanswered invites (0) ==>The number of invites sent minus the people who have responded

 

Are all my assumptions correct? If so, then is it not a good idea to make a proposal if they are already interviewing 3 people?

 

Thank you and Best Regards,

Kevin

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Kevin,

 

You were right about some things. Let me clarify.

 

Proposals (x-x) - Yes, this is the number of proposals the client received for the job post.

Hires (x) - This is the number of freelancers that the client already hired for the job post.

Interviewing (x) - This is the number of freelancers that the client is currently interviewing.

Invites sent (x) - The number of invitations the client sent to freelancers to apply for the job post.

Unanswered invites (x) - The number of invites the client sent, but the freelancers didn't follow up on the invite yet.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Kevin Q Member Since: Sep 3, 2020
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Thank you for the response. 

 

I have one last question, is there a way to find out how many freelancers the client is going to hire for the job? If the hires are "1", and the job is still listed, does that mean the client is hiring at least one more person for the job? Because if the client has hired one person already, would the listing be removed if the client was not hiring an additional person.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "I have one last question, is there a way to find out how many freelancers the client is going to hire for the job?"

 

Clients can indicate a number of freelancers they want to hire when the post a job.

 

That number may be accurate. It may not be.

The client may end up hiring nobody.

The client may end up hiring more people than he planned.

I always choose "1 freelancer", even when I plan to hire more. I have hired over 10 freelancers for a single job that had "1 freelancer" stated.

 

re: "If the hires are '1', and the job is still listed, does that mean the client is hiring at least one more person for the job?"

 

Yes, it could mean that. But that might not be the case.

 

re: "Because if the client has hired one person already, would the listing be removed if the client was not hiring an additional person."

 

Personally, I always take down the job posting as soon as I am done hiring people. But some clients might not be as conscientious about this.

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi Kevin,

 

There is not a way to see how many freelancers the client wishes to hire. However, when a client hires someone, they are asked if they are done hiring for that job or not. So, if the job is still open, they may still be looking for candidates.


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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