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Re: Tips from Upwork’s Talent Success Team

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Megan C Member Since: Sep 12, 2020
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Hi Mike!  Thanks for this post.  I am just getting started and would love some feedback on my profile. 

One item I am stuck on is getting my profile to 100%.  It is missing a linked profile from other social media.  I don't have any of the accounts listed - can I link to LinkedIn?

Thanks for any help! 

 

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi Megan,

 

Thank you for your message. There are a number of ways to reach 100% profile completion. Please review this article for more information.

 

Your profile is off to a great start. If you haven't already, check out these tips for writing a great Overview. You might also consider asking for peer review here.


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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William O Member Since: Sep 19, 2020
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Mike, I think your website has lots of potential, especially for someone like me with lots of experience with CAD and design.  But I am not comfortable with taking a picture and uploading it on anyone's server.  Is there any way I can identify myself other that basically allowing anyone to steal my identity?

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi William,


Thank you for your message. Upwork stores your information securely. A profile picture is required.


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Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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Mikael d Member Since: Mar 3, 2018
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Hi, how are you?

Awesome advises. Can you take a look at my profile, please? It will be glad receive any feedback regarding this.

 

 

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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi Mikael,

 

Thank you for your message. Congratulations on earning Top Rated Plus status! Your profile is off to a good start. Keep in mind that the beginning of your profile overview displays in prospective client search results and it’s your first 200-character pitch. So, your first sentence should include clear, relevant information about your primary skill sets and expertise.

 

If you haven't already, consider posting here to get feedback from other freelancers.


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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Hassene H Member Since: Sep 13, 2020
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Hello,

I hope you're doing great.

I have joined upwork a bit over a year now but haven't been active on it until recently.
I did set up my profile and I got a couple clients.

I am not getting interviews or jobs as much as I would want to get. I can't help but wonder about the reason.
So I wanted to kindly see if you'll be willing to have a look at my profile and let me know if it's well setup or needs some tweaks. I'd highly appreciate it.

Here is a link:
https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/~010c325b6e7c405cbe/

Thanks.
Cordially.
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Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hi Hassene,

 

Thank you for your message. I reviewed your profile and have some suggestions:

  • The beginning of your profile overview displays in prospective client search results and it’s your first 200-character pitch. So, your first sentence should include clear, relevant information about your primary skill sets and expertise.
  • Help clients understand your abilities better by listing information about your skills and experience in an original and creative way. 
  • Focus on how you can help clients achieve their goals. For example, expand on who you are, the services you offer, and what you’re most passionate about. 
  • Be clear on your expertise and mention specialized software or tools. 
  • If appropriate, let your personality shine through (include some excitement), and show your qualities and praise the work you do, instead of focusing on yourself.
  • Other examples of information you can include are past accomplishments and projects, preferred working style, and your business’ values (e.g. I believe in strong communications or thorough upfront planning), industries or lines of businesses you have worked in before, and the types of clients you have worked with before (start-ups, solo entrepreneurs, large businesses, etc.). 

To give a clear impression you’re the person the client wants to talk to, here are some additional tips for writing a great Overview.

 

I hope this helps!


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
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Shahadat Hossain R Member Since: Sep 23, 2020
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Hi Mike

 

I'm new member of upwork community group. Your post are very helpful. Thanks Mike.

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Katte D Member Since: Sep 23, 2020
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Hello, Mike! I am new here and i find your post very useful.  I would much appreciate if you can give me a feedback regarding my profile. My main concern is that i do not have much experience in working field.  Otherwise, I do feel like i have good skills and i can acomplish with excellent results many jobs. How can i gain the trust of potential clients?

Thank you so much.

your answer would be much appreciated.Smiley Happy