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I have an active candidacy for a job

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Gabz M Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
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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.

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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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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. 

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Christy A Member Since: Dec 30, 2015
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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.


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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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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.