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Interviews at Upwork

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Upwork.
Interview experience
Based on 58 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 56 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 44 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Upwork

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
55%
About two weeks
18%
About a week
16%
About a month
9%
More than one month
2%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
62%
Written test
31%
Take-home/sample work
22%
Problem solving exercises
20%
On-site interview
18%
Least reported steps
Presentation
7%
Group interview
4%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Upwork

  • Most interviews i've done were online through Skype
    Shared on April 4, 2019 - Freelancer, Video editor - Maryland
  • Very good.
    Shared on November 23, 2018 - Contractor - Minneapolis, MN
  • Like a simple conversation
    Shared on June 18, 2018 - Freelance UX Designer - Dhaka

Interview questions at Upwork

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • My city
    Phone number

    Name Surname
    Shared on September 9, 2017 - Ruby on Rails Developer - Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Do you know how to do certain job functions
    Shared on June 2, 2017 - Virtual Assistant II - Colorado Springs, CO
  • What are my skills?and what can I offer to them
    Shared on March 9, 2017 - Online Virtual Assistant - Florida
Interview tips at Upwork
Dress code for the interview
  • They didn’t have a dress code49%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)20%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)18%
  • Formal (business suit)13%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Upwork
  • Don't waste your time if you value ethics even in the least.
    Shared on February 4, 2019 - Manager - Mountain View, CA
  • Don't expect to be paid fairly for your work. Always leave honest reviews of people you have done work for but remember that they will be reviewing you also. One bad review can really hurt someone's r…
    Shared on December 12, 2018 - Freelance Worker - Home Based
  • Run for your life!
    Shared on August 5, 2018 - Freelance Writer - Houston, TX
The first interview at Upwork
How candidates got an interview
  • Nothing is applicable41%
  • Other online application27%
  • Recruiter contacted me8%
  • Employee referral8%
  • Through Indeed.com6%
How candidates received their first interview at Upwork
  • Random searching for a place to find work
    Shared on March 4, 2019 - Designer - Freelance
  • My first interview was via telephone with my department supervisor
    Shared on November 20, 2018 - Freelancer/Appointment Setting - Mountain View, CA 94043
  • I chose a job and submitted a proposal.
    Shared on April 6, 2018 - Professional Freelance Outdoor Writer - Lenoir, NC
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