I have submitted about 6 proposals and finally had my first response. But it seems there might be a problem and I'm brand new to Upwork. First they asked me to install a new app for interview, which I didn't mind doing. Said the interview 'chat' would be 50 minutes, it ended going over 2 hours - again, a bit confusing, but I stayed with them.
Now that I appear to have 'passed' the interview,they want to hire me outside of Upwork and set up a direct deposit to pay me weekly? he said there were 70 proposals submitted and it would take about an hour this morning to finalize things. I am supposed to be online on this "Telegram" app and wait to hear something. Just doesn't feel right to me and want to submit a 'request for help'.
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It's almost certainly a scam, but even if it isn't, accepting payment outside Upwork for a client you met through Upwork is a terms of service violation and will get your account closed.
I'd suggest reporting the job post (link on top right of the job posting) and blocking the client on Telegram.
I would recommend checking out this Post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs.
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I have done as suggested and reviewed the 'tips'. But after 7 proposals, I have no communications and wondering what else I can do to my profile? It only says 70% complete but there's nothing more I see to do until I actually acquire work here? I am having to reset my Twitter account before I can connect that.
Submitting proposals doesn't always guarantee that you will get hired or a chance to be interviewed, but you shouldn't give up on sending proposals to potential clients.
Connecting Upwork to a social media account isn't a requirement for a 100% profile. Completing other sections of your profile will allow you to achieve a 100% complete profile as you can see in this help article.
Also, you may check Hiring Headquarters and find there some excellent articles:
When you apply for jobs, make sure your proposal is well written and that you're absolutely qualified and certain of your ability to complete the job you're applying for.