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Tips for finding that first job

Hi all,

 

Welcome to the Upwork Community! We know landing that first contract can be challenging, so we built Upwork Academy and threads like this to help you get started. With a lot of resources and so little time, we wanted to put together some recommendations for you to check out first:

 

 

Do you have a specific question or maybe a tip to offer? Reply to this post and share your question, advice, or words of inspiration!

 

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i have been looking for an employment but i have not yet goten 

As an experienced freelancer, it can be frustrating when you've been actively seeking employment but haven't had any success yet. Here are a few suggestions to help improve your chances:

Refine your job search strategy: Take a closer look at the platforms or websites you're using to search for employment. Ensure you're targeting the right industries and roles that align with your skills and experience. Explore multiple platforms and consider networking through professional social media platforms like Upwork.

Polish your resume and 0nline Upwork Profiles: Make sure your resume and online profiles, such as Upwork, accurately showcase your skills, experience, and achievements. Tailor your resume for each job application, highlighting relevant accomplishments and skills that match the requirements of the position.

Expand your professional network: Networking can be a valuable tool in finding employment opportunities. Reach out to friends, colleagues, and industry professionals who may be aware of job openings or can provide recommendations. Attend Upwork industry events or join professional groups to expand your network further.

Consider freelance platforms: While you're looking for full-time employment, consider utilizing freelance platforms to find short-term projects. This can help you gain additional experience, expand your portfolio, and potentially lead to full-time opportunities.

Develop new skills: Identify any gaps in your skill set that may be hindering your job search. Consider taking online courses, attending workshops, or participating in relevant projects to enhance your skills and make yourself more marketable.

Be proactive and persistent: Finding employment can sometimes take time, so it's important to remain proactive and persistent. Stay consistent with your job search efforts, follow up on applications, and don't get discouraged by rejections. Keep refining your approach and stay motivated.

Remember, the job market can be competitive, but by utilizing these strategies and staying determined, you can increase your chances of finding suitable employment. Good luck with your job search!

I guess Chat can't look at profiles. They have no profile at all. They are probably a bot. They are not an "experienced freelancer."

Maybe you should fill out your profile and prove you are experienced.  Right now, it's totally blank.  Not a good look.

What do you freelance in? What do you even do? How is anyone supposed to know what to hire you for?

Please I have been here for over 2 year, applied for so many jobs but no offer till date

Please what do I do 

First of all, make your profile public so that any experienced freelancer can analyze and suggest something worthwhile!!

 

Will do that right away 

As Assad said, it would be very helpful to see what your profile looks like.
The quality of your profile itself and the proposals you write are the most important things for getting a job.

You should make a portfolio and should learn about a specific topic. Then you will get a job.

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To this day I  have received only one job offer I started using Upwork actively 2 months ago . Spent almost 100 dollars in buying connects and all but no Luck ๐Ÿ˜ž . Not giving up tho!

Hey Zawar!
Sorry to hear that, but it's a good thing you're not giving up!
If you're not having much luck in getting offers or responds to your proposals, try to adjust them a bit, copy paste proposals are usually not the best way to go, you want to try and personalize them for each job proposal.
Good luck!

I have tried updating my profile constantly practicing different strategies but still, none of proposals are even viewed by anyone.

What do you think? When a new freelancer comes to Upwork, How will He/she Start From First? 

hello Abdullah

 

I know it may be tough to get jobs on Upwork, especially the first job but here are some tips that may help you

 

1-focus on optimizing your profile in general, your overview and portfolio in particular

2-look around and learn from other people in your niche

3-optimize your proposals and be aware of grammar mistakes

4-be consistent and continuously learn and improve yourself

 

within time you will learn what works and whats not working and always spend your connects wisely and write the best proposal you can

 

 

I am new to Upwork. I did a bid for job and the client approached me in my messages and told me the work. I did it and gave him in the messages. This job is not visible in my jobs section and i dont know how to claim for money. Can you please assist me with this

Buy connects and apply to as many relevant jobs as you can.
Apply when there are less than 5 proposals.
Make your job proposal as precise and concise as possible.
practice making proposals in under 2 mins

 

 

Tips for finding that first job

Hi 

I'm new here pls help with tips on how I get get jobs

Hello upwork community members

I am working on upwork with 3 months but i have no job yet,

i dont know how to get my 1st job on upwork .

Plz if you review my profile and feedback me  and what is wrong in my profile 

is my profile is good or not what mistake i am doing kindly review my profile 

Can you please share your Profile?

 

 

I know it may be tough to get jobs on Upwork, especially the first job but here are some tips that may help

 

1-focus on optimizing your profile in general and your overview and portfolio in particular

2-look around and learn from other people in your niche

3-optimize your proposals and be aware of grammar mistakes

4-be consistent and continuously learn and improve yourself

 

Hello, I'm new here. I am registered town planner in Nigeria. I want to work full time in this platform . Pls help me in how to get good jobs . Thanks

Hello I am newly registered.i am expert of hand writing assignments.i am searching a client.

I AM NEW TO UPWORK SO I AM A PROFESSIONAL SHOPIFY EXPERT,

i need tips on how i can be succesfu; on upwork

Welcome. I'm delighted to see that you've made the decision to pursue a career as a professional Shopify specialist. I understand that you may be experiencing a mix of excitement and uncertainty at this stage, but rest assured, you're on the right path.

Building a successful career as a Shopify specialist on Upwork is more of a marathon than a sprint. It requires patience, dedication, and a constant drive for learning and adaptation. I can relate to the concerns you may have because I, too, experienced moments of doubt when I first started. In fact, it took me seven months to secure my initial project. However, it's important to remember that everyone's journey is unique. I've witnessed talented individuals secure their first project within just a few months. The key is to stay motivated and persevere.

Now, let me share some valuable tips to help you navigate this path and increase your chances of success as a Shopify specialist on Upwork:

Define your niche: Take some time to discover your strengths and passions within the Shopify ecosystem. Determine the specific areas you excel in, whether it's theme customization, app development, or store optimization. By specializing in a particular niche, you can attract clients who specifically need your expertise.

Showcase your skills: Build an impressive portfolio that showcases your abilities and demonstrates your previous Shopify projects. Don't hesitate to reach out to past clients for testimonials or reviews that can validate your skills and professionalism.

Establish your online presence: Create a compelling profile on Upwork and optimize it to attract potential clients. Additionally, consider setting up a professional website or blog where you can further demonstrate your capabilities and provide valuable insights and resources related to Shopify.

Network and collaborate: Engage with other Shopify specialists and professionals in the industry. Attend virtual events, join relevant forums or communities, and actively participate in discussions. Collaborating with fellow specialists or agencies can lead to new opportunities and help expand your network.

Stay committed to learning: Continuously update your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and features in the Shopify platform. Take advantage of online courses, webinars, and workshops to enhance your expertise and stay competitive in the ever-evolving Shopify ecosystem.

Remember, success as a Shopify specialist often comes with its share of challenges. Embrace these challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement. Stay positive, remain persistent, and celebrate each milestone along the way.

I have every confidence that with the right approach and mindset, you will achieve great success as a professional Shopify specialist on Upwork. Take a deep breath, trust in your abilities, and believe in the value you bring to clients. I'm excited to witness your journey unfold.

Good Luck

New to freelance, please how do I get my first job?

Hello!

I am Shgaufta Naureen. I have a profile on Upwork as a data entry operator. I didn't get any projects even I send proposals for many jobs. is there anyone who can guide me on how to get the projects?

I would recommend that you fill out all the required information and that the descriptions be attractive, direct and concise.

Keep in mind that accounts that have not had jobs are less likely to get jobs so I would recommend charging $10 an hour to start

You should also be careful in the cover letters that you use in the proposals

Your profile is set to private. It's important to see what the client sees. Some clients pay little attention to proposals and only care about the profile, while other clients believe the opposite.

 

Data entry is a hugely flooded category. It will be difficult to find any jobs and if you do, expect them to be for low pay. If you can find something to add as a specialty, that might help. Use the Academy at the top of the page and use the resources. It is taking 100 proposals to get a job for many, and they have valid skills. It will take dozens of proposals, marketable skills, time, patience, and money to find work here. Most of the people you will contact will  be scammers because they can tell if you know and follow the rules.

Hi everyone, 

 

Been on this platform for a while, just requesting anyone willing to assist me win my very first project. Thanks in advance 

Hello Enock,

To win your first project, focus on creating an optimized profile that showcases your skills and experiences. Craft personalized proposals that address the client's needs directly. Starting with smaller projects can help you gain experience and build your reputation. Offer competitive pricing while demonstrating the quality of your work. Stay active in Upwork, persistent, positive, and determined in your search.

Best of luck in landing your first job! 

Warm regards,
Delight

 Thanks Bro. Let me revisit my profile plus other suggested recomendations.

I am new here and I wish to get jobs I applied for.

 

Consistency is the critical driver for success. 

First make your own profile in upwork 

Then fill all the required information by upwork after filling the information start with your own upwork work for clients to earn money in upwork platform and get all the possible things from upwork beginning academy 

 

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I am not getting any job till now. Please tell me the solution.

Hello everyone,

I am Rock from Nigeria and I am new to Upwork. I am an Expert Biology Tutor and also good in Data Entry services. I have submitted 2 proposals on Data Entry Jobs. Please can you observe my profile to know what I need to do to land my first job in any of the two specialties. Also can the two be combined like I did in my profile? Thanks

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