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I've clicked through a couple of times on "post request" but it seems that the only option open to me is the matching program, and that my request can't be viewed publicly in what I've seen described (when I did a Google search) as a Marketplace. 

My request is sort of custom with a weird overlap across areas (Resume & LinkedIn profile help -  for seeking entry level work in Entertainment - for a SAHM who had a PhD in a mental health profession and had a detailed CV - but it's 15 years old....and I -just- joined LinkedIn....) and I don't entirely trust the AI? I'm afraid that the algorithm isn't necessarily going to put my request in front of the person who fits best, but instead just send me matches for "resume writers." So far the only contact that I have gotten has gigs posted for "I will write __ for you." Rather, I need a review and recommendations for improvement (ideally from someone familiar with the entertainment industry).

Maybe I'm missing something, apologies in advance. I checked Google and searched the forums and couldn't find a straight answer....

 

 

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23 minutes ago, dana__b said:

I'm afraid that the algorithm isn't necessarily going to put my request in front of the person who fits best,

Hi @dana__b, you're correct, I was one of the sellers that was "matched" to your brief.

I did consider your brief since I love writing resumes and profiles for career changers and SAHM's. I'm a career changer myself, having transitioned from 17 years as a food scientist to doing data entry, writing resumes, and offering other services on Fiverr. I love my work now because it allows me to work from home and be there for my kids.

I feel that a PhD in Psychology transitioning to a career in the music industry is not a long shot, especially with your volunteer experience in concert and live music. Music and psychology are deeply intertwined, since music is meant to evoke certain emotions and enhance the quality and overall enjoyment of its listeners. So there's a lot of fun connections you can weave into your resume and profile to show off those qualifications.

However, I also noted your strong plea to the music industry, which is one of the reasons why I declined your brief. I do review and optimize resumes for those in the music industry and production, but I'm not specifically in the music industry. So I thought it was best for you to explore working with those sellers first.  You can type in "resume for music" or "entertainment resume" to hopefully find sellers who are more in line with what you are looking for.

I have better luck using Fiver's search than submitting Buyer Requests or Buyer Briefs, because like you said, sometimes you get sellers who aren't the best matches for what you are looking for (they only happen to be in the category that you selected).

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On 10/15/2022 at 8:07 PM, vickieito said:

Hi @dana__b, you're correct, I was one of the sellers that was "matched" to your brief.

Thanks so much for your detailed reply! Based on your reply here and a look at your services, then perhaps it did its job in terms of getting it in front of someone who could be helpful for my needs - and the problem lies in "user error" LOL - that there probably is an art to writing (making?) buyer briefs, and in choosing what requests to explicitly make. I definitely have a few options to pursue such as thinking about rewriting my brief or reaching out to specific sellers who may be "close" but not exactly what I had in mind ;).

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