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andregutierrez22
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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!

 

~Andrea
Upwork
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andregutierrez22
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Hi all,

 

This thread has been closed from further replies due to its size. We appreciate your participation in the Community and welcome you to continue the conversation on this new thread.

 

Thank you!

~Andrea
Upwork

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update your profile, be active 

de09aecc
Community Member

Hello everyone! I have spent 100 connects in upwork. but not received any jobs . As a new graphic designers its really hard to survive.. Help me someone for a job or other platform for graphic design work. TIA

do comprehensive research pn buyers before applying for the job

asifnadeem76
Community Member

Hello,

 

I'm very new to freelance work and wanted to start putting myself out there for some work. I'm interested in doing Accounting / Data entry / taxation work. I just wanted to know if anyone could give me tips or sample cover letters for applying to voice talent jobs (at the beginner level) that would be very appreciated.

 

I don't have any work that pertains to Accounting / Data entry / taxation work so I can't use any as attachments or for a portfolio. I really am just a beginner to freelance work.

 

Thank you very much for your time!

 

Asif Nadeem

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27f2f3a9
Community Member

I am new to upwork. How to apply for the job. Where it is available??

 

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1b3fcece
Community Member

How to Find work and how I can done work 

search job posting on upwork

sijalnaqvi
Community Member

I am new on Upwork but i am not getting any job from here, already submitted 50+ proposals. I am good in proposal writing.

Review My Profile Should I promote my projects on social media? 

do comprehensive research on the buyer before applying, and check buyer statics, etc. Be smart and send proposals to be pointed on the job. don't add unwanted things to the proposal. provide them solutions to their post in the proposal.


Shafique A wrote:

do comprehensive research on the buyer before applying, and check buyer statics, etc. Be smart and send proposals to be pointed on the job. don't add unwanted things to the proposal. provide them solutions to their post in the proposal.


can you share some exmaple?

b4d6d60f
Community Member

Hy everyone am new to Upwork for any typing and marketing related work 

Hi, everyone i am Monica Steve new to this platform, can you guide me on how to make money easy and fast in this paltform.

I don't think there's an easy or fast way though but you just gotta continue putting in your best

0d9600d0
Community Member

I'm new to upwork market place. I have earned rising telent bage and pass 5 weeks. But I did't get any job. I have only 3 connects. How can I get my first job in a short time. can any one visit my profile and give direction to improve my profile?. It's a great plesure for me if anyone help me.

same here

You must have to buy connects to apply for na new job. Don't wait for clients to come to you. Be proactive and apply for jobs that match your skills and expertise. Make sure to tailor your proposals to the specific job requirements and demonstrate how you can add value to the project.

95a741e8
Community Member

Hello, I am also new here in the platform, I ran out of connects. Nobody has contacted me, what do I do?

You must have to buy connects to apply to a new job. Don't wait for clients to come to you. Be proactive and apply for jobs that match your skills and expertise. Make sure to tailor your proposals to the specific job requirements and demonstrate how you can add value to the project.

hiremrharris
Community Member

Hi All,

I am looking to connect with some IT Project Managers or Project Manager managers in general. What are recommendations or tips you can share that you have used to be successful on your upwork journey?

 

 

279cbc6c
Community Member

Hi, please help me to get my first job

 

Hello my friend, you are required to prepare an attractive profile

e2d6bf0b
Community Member

Hi Andrea, I'm interested in a job offered on the site but have a question for the agency/job offerer.  I was told I could use the "ask a question" button.  Unfortunately, I'm new to the site and can't locate that button - any suggestions?

Thank you.

056a6c19
Community Member

hello dear 
                hope you are fine there and healthy im new here so i want to get first job and im suffering from hard working only but not getting any kind of job please reply me as soon as possible and help me thank you

3846dd17
Community Member

How can I create proposal which affect my profile and getting first job I don't understand why I am not getting the first jo I have expertise in my skills 

shabana_khalid
Community Member

How can I create a proposal which affects my profile and getting the first job I don't understand why I am not getting the first job I have expertise in my skills. 

 

Hello ?

Can guide me about it ? 

mariummujahid
Community Member

Hi, I'm a fashion designer I have created a profile, I think its good but I'm not getting any work yet. I applied for jobs as well no respond. 

Don't wait for clients to come to you. Be proactive and apply for jobs that match your skills and expertise. Make sure to tailor your proposals to the specific job requirements and demonstrate how you can add value to the project.

Showcase your portfolio

Get testimonials

Create a strong overview

9b1b92bc
Community Member

How to Create best Proposal Wining to  job?

c0493e73
Community Member

Hi i am new on Upwork help me to get project

Be proactive and apply for jobs that match your skills and expertise. Make sure to tailor your proposals to the specific job requirements and demonstrate how you can add value to the project.

4dc5aa67
Community Member

  • Hi there I'm a student of philosophy specializing in Psychology. May I be helped I get a job? I'm new here, thank you. 

Which job do you prefer?
And it must be what you're best at or what you're doing according to your
career.
I can help you but which job are you gonna do, plz tell me.

Hello,

I hope you're having an excellent day.

I wanted to confirm I received your email. Currently, I see no deficit and
in case there will be I will let you know.

regards.
33466869
Community Member

Hi Andrea 

How do i bid  and are you able to show me a sample proposal 

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