How to Craft a Great Profile

Your profile is what companies see and the single best way to highlight your unique experiences, interests, and skills. Think about it this way --  work hard on making your profile great, and you won’t need to repeat yourself a million times during the actual interviews.

Here are some great example profiles:

Some tips for making a stellar Hired profile:

  • Clear & concise work history section - Share your key job responsibilities in each of your roles & account for any gaps

  • Résumé as employers ask for this right off the bat GitHub /Stack Overflow profiles for engineers

  • Screenshots, images, and portfolios for designers with links to your project work, website, portfolio, dribble

  • A clear, well-lit picture of yourself.

Tips for the Summary:

Summaries are an opportunity to tell employers more about yourself outside of the constraints of a resume. Employer’s want to learn about your professional accomplishments, your range of technical experience, and interests. Have some fun with it and let your personality shine through. This is something that your Talent Advocate can help with after you’re approved for our marketplace - don’t hesitate to reach out!

Employers are most interested in 3 main areas:

What you’ve done

- Write about your professional projects and accomplishments you’re most proud of.

What you can do

- Discuss your skills and capabilities.  For engineers - bold the programming languages and frameworks you’re experienced in and leave off things that you only used a few times 10 years ago.

What you want to do next

- Include the type of role you’re looking for and the kinds of challenges you want to take on.  Also include positions or sectors you’re looking to avoid. For example, do you want to avoid gaming, AdTech, social/dating or enterprise software companies?

If you have any additional questions about your profile, don’t be afraid to reach out to your Talent Advocate.