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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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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.

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Hi Delwar,



Thanks for reaching out! I've pulled a few resources that may be helpful to you. Check out these articles to help you create a profile that stands out and improve your profile title and overview. For some great tips on writing proposals that win jobs, check out this article.

Don’t hesitate to visit the  Academy and sign up for upcoming events and webinars to learn more about how you can boost your success on Upwork.

Good luck!
~ Joanne
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Hello Everyone


I have 19 years of experience in IT Project management. Am PMP, ITIL and SCRUM certified. Wanted to start upwork.

Have tried to build my profile here.

Wanted to request to review my profile and provide feedback!!




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I'm trying to get my first job in Data entry and Lead generation. I have years of experience in this field.

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I am Ghulam Mustafa here on upwork new and I have applied for more than 7 jobs and I have still not engaged in any interview or not a job.

Plz, help me with how to be hired.


Seven proposals is nothing. You will have to send many more.

In your presentation you are missing the first two lines with information that the client can already see. Those two lines are the only thing the client sees without opening your profile, you must sell yourself there.

Hi, Plz guide me more in the first two lines of what I write for a catchy look.


Go through Academia, in the forum header. You can also look, just look not copy, successful profiles of other freelancers in your field.

Hello Maria, 


Yes i do and i am working and implementing the stratigies 

Hey guys can someone help and guide me to get my first job, thanks a lot.

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But I have no better skill 


You should still finish your studies. To find out how this works, you can read the original post, there they give you links to learn it.

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How can I make the cover letter 

Academia in the header of forum.

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Please support me as a GMB listing SEO


Thank a lot



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  1. Set your expectations.
    2.Network with peers.
    3.Consider a job for the experience.
    4.Write a resume.
    5.Search for a job.
     6.Preparefor the interview.
    7.Dress appropriately.
    8.Follow up after the interview
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Hi, I am a digital marketer. I want a marketing and sales job. I have no experience yet, but if u give me work I will give u 100%.

Without experience you will do little here. Finish your studies. Clients look for someone to do a job for them, they don't pay for you to learn.

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Hello everyone , 

I have just signed up on upwork and was previously working on another platforms , iam really excited to start work here , How i can get my first job here as i am new on this platform . Please help !

Have you read the main post?

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I am graphic designer need first job.


The photo must be of you. Your profile is nothing now, have you read the main post?

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I'm new here, please I need help.

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I am new on upwork. I just want to achieve first job please help me

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I need your help for project anyone have a project I will do honestly. 

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yes I am available?

Yes, i am available
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Good day, I am a newbie here


please help me

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hello Am a new freelancer on Upwork, I joined weeks ago but didn't get a job and am really qualified, what I can I do to get a job quickly on up work? are there any techniques I can use? I have experience with walmart.com.  

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I want to get feedback about my profile.
Thank you.
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hello: please help me how to get first job on upwork

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Hello everyone,


Can anyone help me to get clients?  My efforts were very hard, but no result was achieved. Please help me, I am very grateful.


Hello Gohar


What kind of help are you looking for?

Hi Gohar,


Here are some tips on how to get started on Upwork:
  • Complete your profile: Take time to provide accurate and complete information about yourself and your skills. This will help clients find you and determine if you're a good fit for their projects.
  • Add your portfolio to your Upwork profile: If you have work samples and past projects, add them to your Upwork portfolio. It gives clients an idea of your skills and experience.
  • Propose your services: Browse through the projects in the marketplace and apply for projects that interest you and align with your skills. Your proposal should include your experience and skills and why you're a good fit for the project.
Check out these Upwork Academy courses to kickstart your journey:
Remember that getting hired as a freelancer on Upwork can be competitive, so it’s important to have a strong profile and portfolio and submit well-written proposals.
Good luck!

~ AJ
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I would like to receive **Edited for Community Guidelines** on my profile.

Thank you.

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please i really need help on how to get my first job on upwork as a Graphics Designer.and am new here .Thanks 

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**Edited for Community Guidelines**

Hello! I'm Alondra, and I would like to receive feedback on my profile. I'm just getting to know the platform! Thank you very much.

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How we can win the work fast?

Nimrose Aslam
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How do you motivate your employees??

I have no employees, I am a freelancer


Nimrose Aslam
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I make an Upwork profile 2 years ago but I was not active.
Now I'm active and sending proposals and purchases plus connect account.
I had almost sent 25-30 proposals and got 3 responses and got 2 invites but was not able to convert them into orders.

Please suggest to me why I'm not getting profile views and responses from proposals.


I have 2 question

I'm not getting profile views because of an old account.?

Is it going right?


I am sharing the states 

Link of profile.



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