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The process described seems thorough, focusing on various criteria to shortlist candidates effectively. It begins with an initial screening based on factors such as earnings, job success rate, hourly rate, and time zone compatibility. The next step involves delving deeper into each candidate’s profile, particularly focusing on client feedback and the number of ongoing projects. The emphasis on feedback is notable, with the absence of feedback being considered a negative indicator. The review of ongoing projects helps assess the candidate’s availability and workload management skills. Additionally, attention is paid to whether the candidate is an individual freelancer or part of an agency, as well as their specialization and portfolio quality.

The demonstration also highlights the importance of evaluating the candidate’s design skills, particularly for app design projects. The narrator provides insight into their decision-making process regarding whether a candidate meets their specific requirements. While some candidates may have strong profiles, factors such as workload, feedback, and portfolio relevance are carefully considered in the final selection.

Overall, the overview provides a detailed walkthrough of how to effectively shortlist candidates on Upwork, emphasizing the importance of thorough evaluation and consideration of various factors beyond just qualifications and experience.

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Alaa Ismail is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, startup mentor, pitch competition judge and advisor with more than 16 years of experience in the trade and exhibition industry. The crux of his entrepreneurial career has been in the trade industry, most notably, founding and running AladdinB2B, an online platform that is transforming the global B2B trade industry with online, hybrid, and in-person solutions.

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