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Proposals (Are they being read or ignored ?)

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Nicole S Member Since: Jan 26, 2019
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 Hello,

 

My name is Nicole and I am fairly new to Upwork. Is there someone who could review my proposals to see if there is something I need to improve on to get a project? How do you know if they are being read or ignored by the hiring manager?

 

Thanks,

 

Nicole Sumpter

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Mary H Member Since: Jul 21, 2018
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Hi Nicole,

 

Welcome Upwork! I would recommend reading this article to get some helpful tips in creating winning proposals. There isn’t a way to see if a proposal is viewed or read but you will be notified if the client accepts or declines your proposal.

- Mary
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Nicole S Member Since: Jan 26, 2019
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Thank you.
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Mary H. wrote:

Hi Nicole,

 

Welcome Upwork! I would recommend reading this article to get some helpful tips in creating winning proposals. There isn’t a way to see if a proposal is viewed or read but you will be notified if the client accepts or declines your proposal.

 

Mary,

 

All due respect, but we are not notified if our proposals are declined (unless the client chooses to do so). I don't want the OP to be misled by expecting a response one way to the other to all of her bids.


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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Nicole S wrote:

 Hello,

 

My name is Nicole and I am fairly new to Upwork. Is there someone who could review my proposals to see if there is something I need to improve on to get a project? How do you know if they are being read or ignored by the hiring manager?

 

Thanks,

 

Nicole Sumpter

 

Clients are not obligated to respond to bids (especially if they've received hundreds of bids). As stated by the mod, you will be notified if there is any interest. However, you will not be notified if they're not interested. Sometimes a client will reach out and thank you for your bid, but this is rare. It's really best to leave your bids and forget about them.


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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "How do you know if they are being read or ignored by the hiring manager?"

 

You want to know if your profiles are:

a) being read

or

b) being ignored

 

You will never, ever know.

 

So don't worry about it. It doesn't matter.

 

You want to know something kind of funny, but true?

Even if you get interviewed or hired by a client, you won't know if she read your proposal.

 

You might get interviewed or hired because you were one of the first people to apply, or because the client liked your portfolio, or because the client liked your profile photo, or because the client liked the fact that you live in the same city as she does. Proposals are VERY IMPORTANT. But they aren't always read, and they aren't always the reason somebody is hired.

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Nicole S Member Since: Jan 26, 2019
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Thank you so much for this.
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Nicole S Member Since: Jan 26, 2019
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Thanks for the advice
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