Completing Your Employment Section on Upwork

Employment Section

So far on Upwork, you’ve filled out your:

 — Expertise
— Expertise Level
— And Education

What comes next?

The next section is…

4) Employment Section

Here’s what you’re going to see:


Much like the previous section, you can skip your Employment and come back to it later. However, because you won’t be able to submit your profile until this section is complete, it might be wise to get it out of the way right now.

So just go ahead and do it, alright?

Now, when you click “Add Employment,” you’ll be prompted to fill out the details of your previous jobs. But you don’t have to list everything here.

For example:

If you’re setting up your profile as a ‘Writer,’ it doesn’t make much sense to add your job scooping ice cream when you were 14-years-old, does it?

No, it doesn’t.

Instead, only add the work you think is relevant to the work you want to be doing. If you don’t have anything, then add whatever you can. Say you’ve been working for yourself as a freelancer if you have to.

Also, much like the previous section, you have an opportunity here to fill out the “Description” section for each job. This is a great place to add more ‘keywords’ to your profile — or words you think people might be searching when looking for a freelancer.

The more detailed you can be, the better. It will help your chances at getting you profile approved.


That’s it for today.

We’ll pick up where we left off in the next one.

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