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Re: Still not "Rising Talent"?

ginny_somers
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Ginny S Member Since: Mar 31, 2019
11 of 20

Thanks Bojan! My profile includes everything you listed below. I just complete my first project on Monday, so perhaps it's too soon for me to be invited. I'll keep an eye out!

75d677db
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Abdul W Member Since: Apr 1, 2021
12 of 20

It will be a great help if you can check my profile. I think I am fully eligible for it.

 

Kind regards,

Abdul Wahab

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
13 of 20

Hi Abdul,

 

The Rising Talent status is assigned automatically when a freelancer meets the requirements listed here. This process is working as designed and we can't specify a reason why a freelancer isn't eligible for receiving the Rising Talent badge. Once you qualify, you should receive a notification letting you know.

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
Upwork
martina_plaschka
Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
14 of 20

@Nichola L wrote:

@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. 

 


 It is probably fair to assume that one metric that upwork will not openly discuss is the number of freelancers in a certain field, e.g. if it is flooded or not. So most likely new freelancers in this situation have to wait a little longer than in other fields, where the offer/demand ratio is more balanced. 

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
15 of 20

@Martina P wrote:

@Nichola L wrote:

@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. 


 _________________________

 

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. 

 


 It is probably fair to assume that one metric that upwork will not openly discuss is the number of freelancers in a certain field, e.g. if it is flooded or not. So most likely new freelancers in this situation have to wait a little longer than in other fields, where the offer/demand ratio is more balanced. 


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I am sure that is the case. At one time the rising talent badge was put on hold. However, the rising talent criteria are misleading and it is unfair to raise false hopes. There should be far more emphasis on the invitation side of it and if a freelancer is given the badge merely on strength of his or her profile, then there should be a very thorough background check. 

 

ullah_12345
Active Member
Asad U Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
16 of 20

Hi! Apparently I fulfil all requirements necessary for Rising talent but still not invited for the program any guidelines?

g_vasilevski
Moderator
Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
17 of 20

Hi Nichola and Pat,

 

Unfortunately I can`t share more details about our Rising Talent program, thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
18 of 20

@Goran V wrote:

Hi Nichola and Pat,

 

Unfortunately I can`t share more details about our Rising Talent program, thank you.


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Unfortunately for whom? If Upwork can't share details then perhaps the guidelines to getting the rising talent badge should be removed. 

 

As far as I can tell, the choice is entirely random and bears no relation to some of the profiles I have seen on the forum alone. It is really unacceptable to dangle a plastic carrot before the donkey's nose.

 

ullah_12345
Active Member
Asad U Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
19 of 20

Hi! Apparently I fulfil all requirements necessary for Rising talent but still not invited for the program any guidelines

g_vasilevski
Moderator
Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
20 of 20

Hello Asad,

 

Once qualified you will receive an email confirmation, the badge will be awarded on your profile in up to 48 hours. To learn more about the requirements check out this Help Article. Thank you.

~ Goran
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