Creating and Updating Your Profile
How do I update my availability?
As a creative, keeping your status current is what keeps this whole thing working. To update your availability, just click "Update Status" below your current status. Don't forget to click "Update." You can also download our stupidly simple, 4-button iOS app.
Most of the emails you'll receive from WNW also contain the five status buttons so you can update directly from your inbox (see image below.)
When updating to AVAILABLE SOON, a calendar pop-up will allow you to select the date you'll be Available next. When updating your status to FULL-TIME, you can include the company you're working for on the disclaimer.
What does "AVAILABLE SOON" mean?
There is no exact rule for how soon Available Soon is, but when you know a job is about to end you can get ahead of the game and start looking for work before the current gig ends. Better to start digging the well before you're thirsty.
We recommend switching to AVAILABLE SOON about 1-2 weeks before becoming AVAILABLE. You also have the option to select the date you'll next be available.
What happens when I update my status?
When you update your status, you're instantly promoted to the top of search results and updated on the Dashboard of every hirer who follows you.
How do I change my profile photo?
First click "Edit Profile" in the upper right of your profile.
Once in edit mode click "Upload Profile Image" over your avatar. After choosing a charming representation of yourself your image will be scaled and centered. If you'd like a little more control over your image, crop it into a square in your favorite photo editing software.
Your photo will automatically save. Click the "Exit Edit Mode" button and you're good.
How do I add/change my profile background?
A background is another place to show off your work or your style.
Before making any changes click "Edit Profile" in the top right hand corner.
Then click "Add Background Image of Your Work" in the middle of your header section. Choose your image to upload. The site will scale your image the full width of the browser automatically. We suggest uploading a file that's at least 2560x1440px for the best quality.
To remove your background click "Add Background Image of Your Work" then "Remove Image" from the dropdown.
What video formats do you support?
No need to upload any video files, we like to keep our server bills down. In your project, click the "Embed Video" button and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo link to your video in the field.
How do I set or change my rate?
Before making any changes to your profile click "Edit Profile" in the top right hand corner.
In the PERSONAL INFO section scroll down to Rate. Click on the dropdown and select the range that best corresponds with your rate. We've provided you with a range so you have some flexibility and room to negotiate. When you're contacted by a hiring manager you can tell them if you typically bill hourly or daily.
Remember to hit "Save Personal Info" at the bottom of that section.
Why doesn't my LinkedIn link work?
First, check to make sure you've only entered your LinkedIn username in the field on Working Not Working. The site will autofill http://linkedin.com/in/
If that doesn't work it's most likely you have not set up a public profile on LinkedIn. If you do not have an /in/ URL, you have not yet created a public LinkedIn profile. Here's how to do it:
You can customize your public profile URL when you edit your public profile. Custom public profile URLs are available on a first come, first served basis.
Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
You'll see a URL link under your profile photo like www.linkedin.com/in/yourname. Move your cursor over the link and click the Settings icon next to it.
Note: "Update your public profile settings" will show up if you don’t have a public profile. Learn how to enable your public profile.
Under the Your public profile URL section on the right, click the Edit icon next to your URL.
Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.
How do I change my settings?
To change your settings (name/email/username/city/password), click your photo in the nav bar and click "Settings".