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Worth it to apply to a project with a time zone you're not in?

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Kendra C Member Since: Feb 18, 2019
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Hey Upworkers

I was just wondering ... do you think it's worth it to apply to a project with a specific time zone and you're not in it?

For example, there's a job I think I would be a good match for, but they have specified an Eastern time zone (US) and I'm in Pacific.

Sometimes I wonder if the clients actually mean to  put that when they upload their project details.

I don't want to waste my time or connects

What are your thoughts?

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Lila G Member Since: Dec 4, 2017
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If you think you're a good fit for what they are looking for I would go for it. 

 

I had many jobs where initially they were looking for their specific time zone (I am PT too) but skills beat that small qualification.

 

Hope that helps,

Lila
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Masud K Member Since: Apr 10, 2019
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Yes i am agree
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I don't care what time zone peope are in. I don't even know where that information can be found.

 

I guess this might be important for a few types of jobs. But for most of the work done on Upwork, time zone doesn't matter.

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Julie J Member Since: Jan 28, 2019
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Also waving hi from the Pacific Time Zone!

 

It is often important for adminstrative and customer support jobs. 

 

Depending on the job I would apply if you feel the job is a good fit for your skills.

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Kendra C Member Since: Feb 18, 2019
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You'll find it in the proposal details

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Kendra C wrote:

Hey Upworkers

I was just wondering ... do you think it's worth it to apply to a project with a specific time zone and you're not in it?

For example, there's a job I think I would be a good match for, but they have specified an Eastern time zone (US) and I'm in Pacific.

Sometimes I wonder if the clients actually mean to  put that when they upload their project details.

I don't want to waste my time or connects

What are your thoughts?


I assume they want that for easier communication, and if it's a job that requires constant communication, they likely will not accept freelancers in a different time zone that they specified.