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We’ve created several easy ways for you to search for jobs that match your skills and interests. You can also save job posts that you are interested in to submit a proposal later.

Search for jobs


  1. Go to Find Work or Job Search
  2. Type a basic keyword search in the box, or choose the Advanced Search link for more options
  3. On the search results page, use the filters on the left to further narrow your results

Your search results include a filter menu on the left. Some filter options include:

  • Category
  • Job type
  • Hourly rate
  • Number of proposals
  • Client history
  • Project length

Trying several search combinations and a variety of filters can help you find the projects you're looking for more quickly. For even faster searching, our searches accept logic operators like “AND” and “OR”. Our Advanced Search option will perform complex logic for you.

Save a job search to your feed


  1. Perform a search from your Find Work tab. On the search results page, filter as desired
  2. Choose the Save Search button at the top of your search results
  3. Give your saved search a name. This will become the name of the corresponding saved search feed

Once you have saved a search, you can quickly select it on your Find Work tab. You’ll be taken to the search results page with the same filters you applied. You can save more than one search, allowing you to quickly access opportunities across multiple categories.

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You can view your job feed by selecting the Upwork logo in the top left corner of the page.

Edit or delete a saved job search


Keeping your saved filters up-to-date will help you make sure that your job leads match your current interests and skills. You can delete a saved search or edit your search criteria.

To delete a saved search:
  1. Select the icon with three dots (...) in the upper-right corner of your job search feed, which displays on your Find Work tab
  2. Select Edit Saved Searches. You’ll see a list of your saved searches
  3. Select the trash symbol to the right of the search you want to delete
To edit a saved search:
  1. Select the icon with three dots (...) in the upper-right corner of your job search feed, which displays on your Find Work tab
  2. Select Edit Saved Searches. You’ll see a list of your saved searches
  3. Select the search you want to edit
  4. You'll be taken back to the results page for that saved search. From there you can apply new filters or change the search
  5. Select the Save search button at the top of the list of results
  6. You can choose to Replace this saved search and keep the name, or change the name and choose Save

Save a My feed job search to your RSS or Atom feed


You can turn searches into an RSS or Atom feed to receive automatic updates in a third-party feed reader. Each feed will return up to 50 results per update.

Note:

Upwork only supports My feed linking to RSS or Atom. Best match and Most recent feeds are not available to save to a RSS or Atom feed.

Save a feed from the Find Work tab:
  1. Choose the three dot menu on the Find Work page under the My Feed tab.
  2. Select the RSS or Atom link from the menu
Save a feed from the Job Search page:
  1. Perform a search on the Job Search page and filter as desired
  2. Choose the RSS or Atom link at the upper left hand corner of the search results

Save a job to view later


If you don’t have time to submit a proposal, you can save a job and submit it later. Saving a job adds it to your saved jobs list.

  1. Find a job you are interested in, either from the Find Work tab or the Job Search page
  2. Choose the heart button next to a job on the search page, or the Save Job button in the job details
  3. The job will be added to your Saved Jobs list

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does search work? What are the best practices?

The Upwork job search algorithm matches your query to the content of job posts, including category, skills, title, and description.

You can conduct a search by inputting your target keywords into the search box or by using the Advanced Search function. Once you start typing in the search box, you can select one of the auto-suggestions in the dropdown to help you find what you need faster.

Once you’ve conducted a search, you can use filters to narrow down the results to the jobs you’re most interested in.

You can save a search to easily view new jobs matching your criteria right on the Find Work tab, and update or change your saved searches on the Job Search page.

How does Boolean Search work? Is it the same as the Advanced Search?

Boolean search works by applying complex logic to keywords and keyword strings. Our Advanced Search function automatically applies Boolean operators to your searches.

How do I give feedback about the results I’m seeing?

If you’re not happy with the results of your searches, choose the thumbs-down button in the search results. We use this feedback to make improvements, so be sure to give specific details.

How do you choose what’s included in your Recommended Jobs feed?

A variety of factors impact the types of projects that appear in your Recommended Jobs Feed, and these include:

  • Saved searches
  • Category matches
  • Job history
  • Keywords

We recommend jobs that you may find interesting based on how you have interacted with the platform. Sometimes, a project you may not expect may appear, but you can use the thumbs down tool to make improvements to your feed.

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