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Connecting with the right clients and rewarding projects can help you thrive as an independent freelancer.

That’s why 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 apply later.

Perform a job search

  1. Go to Find Work or Job Search

    Find work in Upwork

  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.

Trying several search combinations and a variety of filters can help you find the projects you're looking for more quickly. Your search results include a “Filter By” menu on the left. Some filter options include:

  • Category
  • Job Type
  • Hourly Rate
  • Number of Proposals
  • Client History
  • Project Length

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 job feed

  1. Perform a search and filter as desired.
  2. Choose the Save Search button at the top of your search results.

    Save job search in Upwork

  3. Give your saved search a name. This will become the name of the corresponding saved search feed.

Once you have saved a search, the job feed that appears on your Find Work home page will match your saved search keywords and filters for that search. You can save more than one search, and you’ll be able to select the search you want to view in the options under Jobs you might like.


You can view your job feed by going to Find Work>Find Work in the navigation bar or 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 home page
  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 home page
  2. Select Edit Saved Searches. You’ll see a list of your saved searches
  3. Select the search you want to edit
  4. Your search will then display in a search bar, and you’ll be able to edit the name of the search there. You’ll also be able to edit the filters for the search
  5. Select Save search to save your changes in it, and you’ll be able to edit it there.

Save a job search to your RSS or Atom feed

Following your feed is simple! You can turn any search 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.

Save a feed from the Find Work home page:

  1. Choose the three dot menu on the Find Work page. It is available on every feed — “My Feed,” “Best Matches,” and so on.
  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

We know you don’t always have time right now to submit a proposal, so you can save a job and do it later. Saving a job will add it to your saved jobs list.

  1. Find a job you are interested in, either from the Find Work home page or the Job Search page
  2. Click 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


If you'd like more help finding rewarding projects that speak to your passions, check out Upwork Academy. The interactive courses can help you find the right projects with clients who value your expertise.

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 autosuggestions 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 home page, and update or tweak 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, click the thumbs-down button in the search results. We actually 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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