Introducing Improved Job Statuses
As of December 12, 2017, when you log into your Voices account you’ll notice that your hiring tab looks a little different. We’ve been hearing for some time now that reading the job statuses was challenging. Previously, color coding and labeling made it difficult to quickly and clearly see which jobs you’re auditioning for, reviewing, or working on (which is sometimes multiple jobs at once!).
We heard your feedback – and because we want you to have the best experience, we’ve made a couple of changes. These are more thoroughly outlined in the chart below, but overall we’re hoping you’ll now be able to see at a glance, which jobs need action, thanks to clearer and updated language and new color coding.
Quick Tip: These new job status labels clearly indicate where the client is at with the job posting. E.g. If they are deciding on an actor, extending a job offer, or if that job is complete, etc.
So, What’s Different?
New Color Coding
The first things you’ll notice are the new colors, which communicate what jobs need action from you (such as needing to audition, or accepting an agreement). Note: the Working status shows as slightly opaque, as it is a collaborative stage where you are in the progress of completing work for the client.
Quick Tip: Solid colored statuses = action items!
New Status Names
You’ll also see that some of the status names have changed. Based on feedback from our talent and client community, this is a much clearer way of seeing what status the job is truly in based on what each person involved needs to do during that process. As a voice over talent, you will only see statuses applicable to you.
Quick Tip: Only relevant statuses are shown to talent. This way you can spend more time on the jobs that matter.
New Voices Job Statuses, Defined
Here’s what these new job statuses mean, and how to use them:
|Open||These jobs are in your Hiring tab, so it only makes sense for the status to also be Hiring. This job is accepting auditions, so if you have a good VoiceMatch score, don’t wait to submit.|
|Closed||At this point, this job is no longer accepting auditions. This could be because the job deadline passed or because the client has received enough submissions. Now the client is deciding which talent should get the gig!|
|Finalizing||Over in your Answered tab, you’ll see all the jobs you’ve responded to. Should you have been selected by the client for a job, you will see Offering, as the job status. Now, you need to take action and accept the agreement to begin work on the project – congratulations!
Note: If you haven’t been offered the project, you will still see Deciding as the job status.
|Working||No change here! As always, this means that all the agreements have been accepted and you’re hard at work, completing the projects in your Awarded tab.|
|Completed||Your Completed tab is going to look a bit different now.
If you have successfully finished a project, now it will flip to Done! The files are delivered and you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
|If you’ve auditioned for a job but weren’t selected, you will see this job as Completed, as you don’t have to take any further actions.|
|Sometimes, the client will cancel the project for any number of reasons. When they update this on Voices, you’ll see this new status appear.|
Thank You for Your Feedback
It’s through your feedback that we’re able to make improvements like these. We’re excited to keep making your Voices experience better and as such, welcome you to continue the conversation! Comment with your thoughts below, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.