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Tips For An Online Profile

Tips For An Online Profile

What’s an online profile and how does it help me? An online profile such as LinkedIn can help your future potential employers see who you are and what skills you have to offer. Online profiles are great for networking, finding industry information, job hunting, training and searching for employers.

Here is a list of tips that can help you when creating an online profile, or filling out information when applying for jobs online.

1.

A good photo makes a difference. Having a professional photo helps give the right impression. A smile can make a difference!  Use photofeeler to see what others think of your photo.

2.

Make the most of a headline. If you have the opportunity to include a headline on your profile, make the headline stand out and be industry-relevant. This will help search for you on Google.

3.

Give your description zest. This is where you would give your elevator pitch, summarising your skills, motivations and interests. Be genuine, share who you are and connect the reader to most recent experiences.

4.

Show some of your work. Where appropriate add images and documents to your experience. 

5.

Complete as much of the profile/application as possible. Including education, skills and volunteer work for example.

6.

Keep your work history and references up to date. Nothing worse than an out of date or inaccurate profile/application.

7.

If relevant, create a digital portfolio. If you have other websites or company profiles don’t be shy – share it!

8.

Obtain a recommendation from others. Past employers and associates can add to credibility.

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