Every job on Encore has an application limit, a maximum number of applications a job can receive before it is closed to new application and removed from the Jobs listing page.
Why have an application limit?
When making their decision about who to book, most clients we've spoken to say that they prefer to have a small selection of musicians to choose from, rather than a long list (which can feel overwhelming). By limiting the number of options clients have to choose from, we increase the chances of them going ahead and booking a musician on Encore.
How is the limit set?
We automatically set the default limit to 10 applications - we've found this to be the best balance between ensuring musicians have a fair opportunity to apply for the job and ensuring the client isn't swamped by quotes.
If a client feels they have enough options before this limit is reached, they can manually close their job to new applications at any time using a button from their Enquiry page (see screenshot).