Posted on 22/06/2016 by Abigail Chang
I will be embarking on a mini-series to help job seekers get noticed. Below is the first of my series of posts.
3 Ways of Improving your Profile:
1. Format your Profile
Have a clear, concise and well formatted profile. Profiles like that will always attract attention and key information will be easily identifiable to the readers (employers and recruiters)
2. Utilise Keywords
When creating your profile, ensure you utilise keywords such as particular skills sets and experiences that have enables you to achieve your professional outcomes.
There is nothing more frustrating than going through someone’s profile that are more than 100 words dedicated to repeat the same facts over and over again. E.g. I am a Business Analyst with more than 10 years of experience in Banking. I have done analyst roles for banks in the past 10 years of my career… Every word in your profile needs to communicate why they should put you forward for the next round, so use the space to your advantage
3. Highlight your Career Aspirations
Give clear indication of your career aspirations and where you hope to be in the next 5 years. This gives recruiters/ hiring managers a good indication when they are making a mental assessment to how well you will fit into the team now and into the long term.
Before I sign off, I would like to reiterate that the whole purpose of this series is to help job seekers present themselves better; this is in no way to bring anyone down. When you are up against a job application with someone else with similar work experience and academic background, first impression and attention to detail can be pivotal in tipping the scales in your favour.
If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact me by email, I would love to hear your thoughts.