We want to give Enterprise clients like you the tools and tips to find the perfect freelancer for your project or to build a team of specialized, scalable talent for ongoing work.

How to post a public job


You can select the Post a job button directly from your Enterprise Dashboard.

  1. Select the Post a job button
  2. Choose whether you want to create a new job post, edit an existing draft, or reuse a previous job post
  3. Complete the details of your job post.

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You can also post a job from Jobs > Post a Job.

Find talent


After your job is posted, you can wait to receive proposals from talent, or proactively invite freelancers to submit a proposal. If you decide to post a private job, it will only be visible to those you invite to submit a proposal (or to those whom an Upwork Professional invites).

How to invite freelancers

  1. Use Search to browse freelancers. You can search for different work titles or skills, using filters to help narrow down options.
  2. Once you’ve found a freelancer, select Invite to Job to send an invitation
  3. Write a brief message and select a relevant job post
  4. Choose Send Invitation

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Learn more about inviting freelancers.

Collaborate with your team

In addition to your own searches, you can collaborate with colleagues from your company’s team. If your company has multiple teams, you’ll choose the team that you’re working with when you post a job.

Team members can review, comment, and shortlist proposals, and you can see each other’s saved lists. You can also see freelancers that team members have worked with before and any comments they’ve made about a freelancer’s work.

How they can help

  • Draft the project description and other details such as scoping projects, facilitating connections, and interviews
  • Shortlist several freelancers and agencies for you to consider
  • Assisting with off-boarding talent once a project is complete

Learn more about working with Upwork Professionals to find talent.

With a greater pool of potential candidates, having an efficient and effective screening process is more important than ever.

Tips for selecting the right candidate

  • Review a freelancer’s Job Success Score, the past feedback they’ve received from clients, and the previous projects they’ve worked on
  • Review a freelancer’s Job Success Score, the past feedback they’ve received from clients, and the previous projects they’ve worked on
  • Review cover letters and proposals closely
  • Review relevant portfolios
  • Conduct an initial interview

Having a one-on-one interview with a potential freelancer is a crucial step. Consider asking these questions:

  • What is your timezone, and what hours are you available?
  • How will each step of the project be done and delivered?
  • What resources will you need?
  • What information will you have to have to get started?
  • Who will lead the project from the agency’s side? (If you are working with an agency instead of an individual freelancer.)

If your company requires a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or has other specific requirements, you may want to discuss those to determine if the freelancer can meet your company’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I post a public job?

Select the Post a job button on your Enterprise Dashboard page. Choose whether you want to Create a new job post, Edit an existing draft, or Reuse a previous job post and then complete the details of your job post.

How do I invite freelancers?

Type a query into Search. Browse and view matching freelancers and agencies, adjusting filters to fine-tune search results. Once you’ve found a freelancer, select Invite to Job to send an invitation. Write a brief message and select a relevant job post. Choose Send Invitation.

How do Upwork Professionals help?

Upwork Professionals can help with drafting a project description and other details, source or shortlist qualified freelancers and agencies for you to consider, and more. Learn more about Upwork Professionals for Enterprise.

How do I work with my company’s team to find talent?

Your company may organize work by using internal teams. When you post a job, you can choose which team you’ll be working with on this job. Then, you’ll be able to see freelancers that team members have hired, their comments about the freelancers’ work, and saved lists of freelancers they’re considering hiring.

How do I select the right candidate?

When choosing who to hire, you should review each freelancer’s Job Success Score, the past feedback they’ve received from clients, and the previous projects they’ve worked on. Review their cover letters and proposals closely. You should review relevant portfolios and then conduct an initial interview. Review more interviewing tips here

How do I interview a candidate?

You can interview by voice or video in Upwork Messages using the Zoom feature, even if you don’t have a Zoom account.

Consider asking these questions: What is your timezone, and what hours are you available? How will each step of the project be done and delivered? What resources will you need? What information will you have to have to get started? If you are working with an agency instead of an individual freelancer, ask them who will lead the project from the agency’s side? Review more interviewing tips here.

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