On the advice of a friend, I signed up to upwork.
However, when she tries to find me on the website, she can not find my profile.
I would like to precise that I have not filled up the VAT information nor done any test yet.
Is there any prerequisite for the profiles to show in results ?
Thanks for your help!
How can you view his profile if it is set to private? It definitely is public therefore, you are able to see his profile. His friend might be entering wrong spelling or he might be searching in the jobs search instead of freelancers search.
Just go to the "Profile" tab. You'll find the "Copy Link" option at the right side of the page. Just copy the link and send it to your friend. It's that simple.
re: "However, when she tries to find me on the website, she can not find my profile."
There is no satisfactory answer to your question about how to search for yourself on Upwork.
Upwork's search tool doesn't work like Google or other search engines.
Adrien, I have the same problem. Sometimes I am able to find my profile, sometimes I'm not. As I've not been on Upwork for long, I tend to like to use "Browse freelancers" to check that everything is all right. And when I can't find myself, I tend to wonder whether clients wll be able to find me.
I was able to find your profile pretty easily when searching for translators from French:
We'll have the team investigate why your profile doesn't always show when searching by your name. I'll update you as soon as I have more information.
@Adrien M wrote:
Thank you Valeria !
I can't find you under your name or your category. Of little comfort, I know, but I can only find my profile if I put my own name in. As either a translator or editor/proofreader, I am nowhere to be found - and I have been here a lot longer than you - so I don't think it is a question of being new.