Your profile is the first thing that employers see when you apply for a job on Kalibrr. Spending time and effort to build your profile ensures you make a great first impression.
When creating your profile, always check that it meets the following criteria:
Your profile is where you can show off who you are, what you can do and what you would like to do. If you exclude some information from your profile, this might affect how employers make decisions on your fit for a certain role. Some of your skills or experiences that are not on your profile might just be what an employer is looking for.
All information on your profile is also used in matching you to jobs and recommending you to employers. The more information is available on your profile, the more accurate your recommendations get and the wider the variety of opportunities you are exposed to.
In searching for talent, skills and experiences are not the only areas that employers use to qualify talent. Honestly, professionalism and credibility are just as desirable when looking for people to join the team. Ensure that all information on your profile is correct. Double-check items such as dates, organization names and contact information.
Here are some tips on some sections of your Kalibrr profile that you can use as you begin creating it.
Uploading a photo adds more personality to your profile. Snap a photo of you doing a friendly face but don't forget to keep it professional. Make sure you are appropriately dressed and are taking a photo with adequate lighting.
In reviewing your work experiences, employers usually look at what you have been able to contribute to each team you were a part of. Describing your work experiences also show the skills you have that you were able to use and master in each of the roles you have had.
To ensure that employers easily understand this from your profile, include quantifiable accomplishments in the descriptions of your previous roles. Here are some examples:
- Balanced a Php 500,000 budget with regular cost savings of averaging 5% every year.
- Managed a financial team of 5+ employees responsible for payroll while increasing efficiency in the department by 10%.
- Generated a readership of more than 100 users by improving the quality of material published on the website
- Acquired 15 major clients generating an increase of Php 200,000 in total annual revenue.
A way to use the education section to stand out is by adding any notable accomplishments you also had during your studies. You can also detail organizations or clubs that you were a part of, especially if you had significant roles in them. Here are some examples:
- Awards (Valedictorian, Honorable mention, etc.)
- Leadership roles in school organizations
- Participation in inter-school competitions or events
The personal summary tells employers about you and your purpose in a well-written but succinct paragraph. In this area, you summarize your skills, experiences and some interests to give readers an idea of who you are and the career you are building. It is also a way to set yourself apart from the competition, as you can include in your summary what makes you unique by giving employers a glimpse of your style and personality. Here are some quick questions to ask yourself when creating a personal summary:
Does your summary answer:
- Who are you?/What have you done?
- What can you offer?
- What kind of career are you building?
As we progress further in our career, we acquire and develop a multitude of skills. How do you know which ones should go on your profile? Reflect back on your personal summary and the impression you are trying to create. If you are a marketing professional, you might want to include and highlight skills that are useful in the marketing industry or necessary for the jobs you are interested in.
You may also include as many skills as you have on your profile to increase your exposure to opportunities in other industries. Since skills are also used in matching or recommending you to jobs, you can add these to your profile and explore the recommendations given to you based on your various skills.
Go one step further by taking some skills tests to show employers that you do have the skills listed on your profile. This can also impact an employer's decision when reviewing your profile.
There are more sections that you can add to your Kalibrr profile to capture all your accomplishments. As you gain more experience, don't forget to update your profile from time to time. Keeping your profile updated on Kalibrr ensures that you are exposed to the best fit opportunities at any time. You never know when that next dream job and employer will come knocking!