When a gig is created, there are two different modes it can be in:
Auto-Select: The vast majority of Gigs will be assigned by our system. Who is selected factors in the Gigwalker's history/reputation, their distance from the gig, and the length of time they select in the application. You should hear back on your application in about an hour.
NOTE: applying from more than ~50 miles away will ensure you do NOT get approved. Please wait until you're closer to a gig before applying for it.
Manual-Select: Sometimes the client needs to manually select which Gigwalker will complete the work. When you apply for these types of gigs, you need to enter a short application message (140 characters or less) indicating why you would be a good choice for the job. In this case, the client will manually select a worker, which may take some time.
NOTE: On manual-select gigs, if someone else is selected, your application will still say "In Review" until the work has been completed, as there is still a chance that the other Gigwalker will not complete the job and your application will be active again. Once it says "Not Selected", this means that the other Gigwalker has completed the work and it has been approved. If you want to make the "In Review" applications disappear (and you are sure you do not want the chance to complete this gig), you can withdraw your application. Read how to do so here: What if I want to withdraw my application?