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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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18370298
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Bobbie,

 

Congrats on joining Upwork! Please click the Academy link on the top of this page for success TIPS on how to use the site and land that first job. Thanks!

Have you tried learning how the platform works? There's a whole academy section.

Hi, Here's something you could really use https://community.upwork.com/t5/Learning-Paths/ct-p/LearningPaths

 

79d03c79
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I am new here I need to be put through

Congratulations 

6736b418
Community Member

No clients.

No 

233cafdf
Community Member

hello,

I am new member. I need tips in finding work (partime/fulltime).

Thank you.

56b5c9e1
Community Member

hi mam i am new in upwork and i send many proposal in job but nothing, now i want to know how to write a professional cover for client

2ae3c22f
Community Member

Greetings to everyone,I am Mithat,from Turkey,I am a teacher.

974edaf3
Community Member

Can you please rate my profile?

Dear Ahsan:

I my opinion, Its look like starting profile. You can take help and make it more complete by adding Accoumplishments, Certifications etc. You can see my profile for starting guidance.

Regards.

e28510ae
Community Member

Hi I've had my account for a year now and have not really understand how this works. My main concern is how legit is this. Cause i lost interest when my friend thought she got a job. wasted 5 days interpreting for someone from Spanish to English and in the end found out it was a scam. I would like to know what is my status name if I'm looking to work for someone. What does FREELANCER means. Does it refer to me as someone looking to work for someone or me hiring someone to work for me?

I hope you undertand what I'm trying to say.

Thanks for taking time to listen.

I'm looking flawe forward to your response.

  • Thanks.

 

Hi Joyette,

 

Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about your friend's experience if this was on Upwork. Letโ€™s start with the basics here at Upwork. I suggest you take a few Upwork Academy courses to help you get started:

 
Additionally, feel free to sign up for upcoming events and webinars to learn more about how you can boost your success on Upwork.
 
Thank you,
Pradeep
Upwork
5ce385ba
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Hi Andrea, I am new to Upwork and would like to get a job offer.

0f785942
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Hey, I am New in upwork and I am a Presentation Specialist. Searching for the freelancing job related to Business presentation.

c08a06f1
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hello

 

mpaige04
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Thanks for the tips!

c20a26b5
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Yes ๐Ÿฅฐ

3facaec9
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Asad yes

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7ba8c3eb
Community Member

Hello,

I'm a dentist and in February 2023 cleared my part 1 of post graduation, now waiting for my residency. I have just made my account on Upwork. What's the best way to get first contract? 

1fc311d3
Community Member

Hi Andrea,

I have just recently joined Upwork on March 29 th. I am still waiting to get my profile approved. Not knowing this , after creating my profile, I immediately applied wand used my coins to boost my profile for clients to see . Not sure how long I have to wait to get everything started. I have lost my coins or not sure what u guys call and lost that job opportunity as well . 
please let me know , how long this process take ? When I will be able to start working on getting my jobs ? 
jigna Maniar 

20476f08
Community Member

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

db3cd189
Community Member

Hello! My name is mosaab!! I am new to Upwork! I am looking forward to learning how this works 

257d88e9
Community Member

Hello Freelancers.

I am a fresher in this field. I Need a job.

Can you help me.

Hello Ram.

Even I am a newbie here and can understand your enthusiasm. Let me share some tips and suggestions given to me :

1) Complete your profile and make sure to add portfolios if you have any.

2) Go through the learning paths provided so that you become familiar with how things work.

3) And finally, enjoy the process even it demands some patience from you.

I hope these points will help you to get going. All the best!!!

wish me luck too๐Ÿ˜Š

9eb73d5c
Community Member

Whenever I send proposal but no client sees it.

0d9fd71d
Community Member

Hello guys hw can i get my first job

ff27e82d
Community Member

Hi there, Thank you for your advice

 

I am new here and looking for transcription work. Please help me find work and refer me where you can. I am a single mother of 2 and really need to find work. 

4fa84cde
Community Member

Iam starting my career in upwork can u please say same tips to find the jobs

 

ad03cde3
Community Member

 

Which job you're looking

891c26dc
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How does Upwork payment works?

 

96b7aa08
Community Member

hello upwork community, I am new here and i have set up my profile.

I have sent 5 proposals so far but they are getting 0 view.

please do you know any reason why it is so?

And can you pls help me check my profile if there is somewhere am lagging behind or something i need to make changes to.

 

30f816ff
Community Member

I've created the upwork account 2months ago, then I recieve some fake client message they send me the project I did this perfectly and they did not pay to me. How I get the real client? 

I really need the job.

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