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Still not "Rising Talent"?

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David G Member Since: Aug 21, 2018
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  • Pass the Upwork Readiness Test (link in email invitation)
  • Have at least one contract (but too few to receive a JSS) and deliver great results to your clients
  • Complete your projects on time and as promised
  • Maintain a 100% complete profile that accurately showcases your professional credentials
  • Keep your availability status up-to-date
  • Regularly submit proposals to projects relevant to your skill set
  • Adhere to the Upwork Terms of Service
  • Have been active in the past 90 days (submitting proposals or delivering work) or have joined in the past 30 days

I meet all requirements. What gives?

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi David,

 

Just to confirm that, once qualified you will receive an email confirmation and the badge will be awarded on your profile in up to 48 hours. Thank you.


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David G Member Since: Aug 21, 2018
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Cool, I'll wait a couple of days. Thank you.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Goran V wrote:

Hi David,

 

Just to confirm that, once qualified you will receive an email confirmation and the badge will be awarded on your profile in up to 48 hours. Thank you.


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If the freelancer meets all the criteria, what does "once qualified" mean? There are a lot of very confused new (some deserving) freelancers who do not know why they have been denied the badge when they have all the requirements. Please do not say it depends on a successful contract, because this is clearly untrue. 

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Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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If all requirements are met, that should qualify the Freelancer.  Upon numerous instances it's appeared that it's not that simple.  If it's not, why isn't it?  It'd be in everyone's best interests if it would be made simple.     

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Pat and Nichola,

 

Thanks for sharing your feedback about Rising Talent program, we'll take it into consideration when discussing it with the team. Essentially, Rising Talent program is invite only and the requirements listed in this help article are the minimum necessary to qualify. When inviting freelancers to the program, we do look at other factors, including information that may not be available in the public profile. As Goran noted, we can't always share why a specific profile qualifies or doesn't qualify to be added to the program in order to prevent any abuse. 

~ Valeria
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Valeria K wrote:

Pat and Nichola,

 

Thanks for sharing your feedback about Rising Talent program, we'll take it into consideration when discussing it with the team. Essentially, Rising Talent program is invite only and the requirements listed in this help article are the minimum necessary to qualify. When inviting freelancers to the program, we do look at other factors, including information that may not be available in the public profile. As Goran noted, we can't always share why a specific profile qualifies or doesn't qualify to be added to the program in order to prevent any abuse. 


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Valeria, I am sorry to labor the point, but the help article is not the minimum, because new freelancers who have considerably less than the minimum are being awarded the rising talent badge. If this is by invitation only, then that help article should not be there at all, as it raises false hopes and is misleading at best - misrepresentation springs to mind. 

 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Nichola, feel free to send me a PM with links to profiles that don't meet the requirements listed in the article but have the Rising Talent article, I'll have it checked. 

 

Thanks!

~ Valeria
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Ginny S Member Since: Mar 31, 2019
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Valeria, quick question about the requirements. For a 100% complete profile, do you need to have work samples in the Portfolio section?  And what if your Certification section is blank? I'm new to Upwork and have met all the other requirements - just checking about the profile requirements. Thanks!

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Ginny,

 

To reach the initial 60% you’ll need a photo, title, overview, and at least one entry each for education, employment history, and skill tags. Taking and displaying a few skill tests along with completing other sections will also allow freelancers to achieve a 100% complete profiles as you can see in this help article

~ Bojan
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