Add Employment History to Your Freelancer Profile

You can use your work history to build on your portfolio to establish the credibility clients are looking for in a freelancer.

To add your work history to your profile:

  1. Go to Find Work > Profile
  2. Scroll down to the Employment History section and click the Add button
  3. Enter a company name, title, role, time period, and description
  4. Click the Save button or, if you want to enter more, click the Save and Add More button

Feel free to include student jobs, internships and volunteer experience. You can also include clients and projects from your freelance career outside Upwork. Your Upwork contracts will appear in your work history automatically.

Your employment history will always appear in chronological order, with the most recent at top. Generally, you only need to list the history relating to the types of projects you seek on Upwork. If you have had an unusual combination of jobs, consider adding some of them. It can make you stand out when a client needs experience in a particular field.

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