i have an active candidacy, and i have not heard from this person for 11 days. I think he is a tmewaster. I have given him till the end of the week and if nothing by then I am going to delete the job and my page on upwork. What a waste of time.
Gabz...don't fret about it. Just ignore it. I have had clients come back a few weeks later and hire me on jobs like these...often after I totally forgot about it. It is doing you no harm just sitting there.
I agree with Irene. There are times when I have 2-3 active candidacies that didn't go anywhere. I just ignore them and continue to submit proposals.
It's definitely not necessary to leave Upwork because of them. That's just part of the freelancer experience.
Last September, I interviewed with a potential client. I then got the notice that someone else had been hired. Last week, 6 months later, they came back and hired me and I hit the $500 mark the first week.